„Now the City is different – and still the same“
Here we introduce biographical material on former citizens which is part of our large archive, resulting from 30 years of taking care of the guests of the City of Frankfurt.
The biographies of former Frankfurt citizens are part of the archives which we have compiled in thirty years of accompanying the guests of the City of Frankfurt.
More biographies will be added from time to time.
It is our intention to make sure to assist teachers, young people, students, historians and anybody interested in the topic in finding access to the recollectionsof the former Frankfurt citizens of Jewish background. The time witnesses will not be here for long anymore, so it is up to us to pass their experiences on to the generation to come.
New biographies June – December 2016
New biographies January – June 2016
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