“I am coming to learn as much as to share”*
Project Jewish Life in Frankfurt
The focus of our work is to keep in memory the lives of former Jewish Frankfurt citizens and to learn and teach about present-day Jewish life.
We trace the life and background of former Frankfurt citizens of Jewish descent, bring time witnesses in contact with schools for talks to the students and provide methods to prepare and reflect the meetings of the old and the young.
Ever since 1984 we have taken part in the annual visitors program of the City of Frankfurt, by which former Jewish citizens and their offspring are invited to visit their former hometown.
In 2012 the City of Frankfurt started an official “second generation” program.
As a project-group we give assistance in cooperating with archives and local groups in order to find out as much as possible about family history, help to find contact into communities of relevance outside of Frankfurt, accompany the guests and document the results of the activities. We also publish the results of our work.
*(Julia Hammid, USA, Teilnehmerin des Frankfurter Besuchsprogrammes 2013)
Visiting Program 2017
In May a group of former citizens of Frankfurt and their descendants were invited to the city of Frankfurt, the former home of their parents or grandparents. The invitation of the city gave them the opportunity to see the sites of the grandparents`childhood and youth, visit their houses, the area they lived in, the graves of relatives and former schools.
The Projekt Jüdisches Leben in Frankfurt was presented with the Obermayer Award on January 23, 2017 at the Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin, the home of the Berlin Parliament.
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See new biographies!
- Recha and Leo Koref
- Shimon and Malka Bukspan with Aaron, Regina, Berti und Sonia
- Moshe, Toni, Ruth and Edith Bukspan
- Lee Edwards, née Carlebach
- The Mayers and the Marxes
In the encounters and interviews with former citizens of Frankfurt very often the request was made to establish a memorial for the Kindertransport-Kinder and their families. The “Projekt Jüdisches Leben in Frankfurt” supports this urgent request. Further Information
On the History of the Project
Jewish Life in Frankfurt see the new article at About us