Jewish Places

Online Portal on the Topography of Jewish Life in Germany

Map with markers of different locations of Museums, Synagogues, and cemeteries

Our knowledge is growing. We are learning more about Jewish history in Germany and this knowledge is becoming increasingly accessible to others.

In recent years, the study of local and regional Jewish history in Germany has made significant advances. There have been important archeological discoveries from the Roman period, medieval Ashkenaz, and the early modern period.

Also, many websites and online resources devoted to regional and local Jewish history in Germany have been launched.

This is why we are developing an online portal that uses a digital map to provide access to information on the local history of Jewish life in Germany.

We intend to locate, visualize, and link information on history, art, and culture. The portal will encourage participation and allow users to contribute their own information. It will be accessible from mobile devices and direct users to local hubs of Jewish life.

A prototype of the portal was developed between March 2015 and May 2016 with funding from the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe. The online portal is scheduled to be launched in mid-2018.

The development of the online portal is supported by the Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin in the US, the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung), and the F. C. Flick Foundation.

Our Reading Room is open to the public. You can also research using our library’s holdings and some of our collection’s holdings online. To view additional holdings, please contact the responsible curators.
If you have any questions about the project, please contact
Barbara Thiele
Head of Digital & Publishing
+49 (0)30 259 93 308
+49 (0)30 259 93 333

Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9–14
10969 Berlin