JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Germany) Interactive Map About Jewish Life in Germany #general
Jan Meisels Allen
A new collaborative website, Jewish Places, consolidates Jewish Life in
Germany in one interactive map. A prototype was developed for March
20150-May 2016 and the launch of the official website is set for September
13, 2018, I have been able to access at the time of posting this. The
website is being developed with the Jewish Museum of Berlin, the German
Federal Agency for Civic Education, and the F.C. Flick Foundation against
Xenophobia, Racism, and Intolerance.
See: https://www.jewish-places.de/ The site is in German but if you open it
in the Chrome browser it will be translated. Or use a translation service
such as https://translate.google.com/.
The map opens to four areas: places, facilities, people and walks. Some of
the places have photographs which will be stated on the icon. You can find
places of Jewish life, learn more about the project and participate by
sharing photographs and texts. To learn how you can participate see:
https://www.jewish-places.de/de/join. You will have to register with your
email address and username and password.
For more information read their FAQs at: https://www.jewish-places.de/de/faq
If you register, with username, password and email address an email will be
sent. I found my email in the spam box, and I needed to activate by clicking
on the link. The email is in German but using a translation service such as
mentioned above made it easy to understand and click where necessary. Note
if you approve the site to know your location it will take you to where you
are and it remembers! Just click again on walks, people, places or
facilities and it will take you back to Germany.
The Jewish Museum of Berlin is one of the participants in the project and
they also have a website located at:
This is an interesting project which is not complete-more information is
requested-that is how you can help. It can help you find Jewish communities,
synagogues and more for your research.
Thank you to Jewish Heritage Europe for informing us about this new website.
I have no affiliation with this project or its sponsors and am posting this
solely for the information of the reader.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee