Genealogy Projects tagged with Spira on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Jewish Community of Speyer, Germany

    The history of the Jews in Speyer , Spire, Spira, Spires, reaches back over 1,000 years. In the Middle Ages the city of Speyer, Germany, was home to one of the most significant Jewish communities in the Holy Roman Empire. In 1096 Speyer was the very first town n which Jews suffered at the hands of the Cursaders. After many ups and downs throughout history the community was totally wiped out i...

  • Medieval Rhineland Jewry: Speyer - Worms - Mainz

    Three central cities of Medieval Rhineland Jewry were: Speyer, Worms, and Mainz. The initials of the Hebrew names for these cities, Shpira, Vermayza, and Magentza form the initials שו"ם (SHUM) . The Jewish Traveler Mainz, Worms & Speyer Worms Mainz Speyer The Takkanot Shum תקנות שו"ם