Jewish Places

The Interactive Map About Jewish Life in Germany

View (detail) from a city map with photos

In recent years, the study of local and regional Jewish history in Germany has made significant advances. The results are available in a wide range of websites and archives, but are often hard to locate or only viewable in person.

The new Jewish Places website (to the website) aims to consolidate research on Jewish life in Germany on one interactive map with appealing visualizations. This gives interested users of all ages an opportunity to learn visually about the connections between Jewish life and local history and to explore them from anywhere.

Trailer for the website Jewish Places (German with English subtitles).; production: Goldener Westen

Jewish Places encourages users to contribute their own information. They can upload or input text, images, or videos of synagogues, associations, and many other Jewish institutions and reach a broad audience.

Biographies and walking tours developed by experts use the power of storytelling to give novices an entry point into local Jewish history. The mobile version allows you to explore for yourself and guides you in person to actual venues of Jewish life.

Jewish Places was conceived as a collaborative project. All collaborators are pursuing the common goal of illustrating the complexity and diversity of Jewish life in Germany using a variety of content on the map. This raises the visibility of educational institutions for local history and initiatives of Jewish life. Jewish Places is designed to fit the needs of local institutions and be used by regional projects in their educational activities.

Schools and universities have access to freely available workshop instructions for Jewish Places, bringing Jewish history to life digitally and in person. The interdisciplinary approach helps students from the elementary school to university level draw social, historical, and spatial connections.

On a map of Europe, the German-speaking area is filled with symbols that mark places of Jewish life.

Thanks to our cooperation partners, numerous places of Jewish life were already listed on the interactive map before the official launch.

Our knowledge is growing, but it is widely dispersed.

The Sponsors

Jewish Places thanks their sponsors for the trust they have placed in us and for their generous commitment:

  • Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin in the U. S.
  • Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe
  • German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb)
  • F.C. Flick Foundation against Xenophobia, Racism, and Intolerance
  • Sam Gronner & Tamar Kallman (with a focus on Ilmenau/Thuringia)

Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin in the U.S.

More information

Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe

To the website

Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb)

To the website

F. C. Flick Foundation

To the website (in German)

Sam Gronner & Tamar Kallman

To the website (in German)


Barbara Thiele
Head of Digital & Publishing
T +49 (0)30 259 93 308
F +49 (0)30 259 93 333


Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9–14
10969 Berlin

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