Offers for schools

„I think you need a lot of courage to come back and talk about the past“ (A student after meeting a time witness)

“Projekt Jüdisches Leben in Frankfurt am Main. Spurensuche – Begegnung – Erinnerung e.V.“ is active in various fields.

  • Above all, we bring together time witnesses and students from Frankfurt schools. Of course, the visitors program for former Frankfurt Citizens and their descendants is the most important aspect of our efforts.

- Assistance
- Visiting Program of The City of Frankfurt
- Newsletters

  • We offer training courses and advise schools how to prepare meetings with time witnesses in classes and how to present the history of the Nazi-period

- Contact

  • We prepare teaching material for history lessons on the Holocaust including didactical recommendations and handouts

- List of Publications

  • We keep an archive of all the interviews and recordings as well as further activities and publish the results (e.g. “Unsere Wurzeln sind hier in Frankfurt”)

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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Gretel Merom received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

In recognition of her services in promoting unterstanding and friendship between Israelis und Germans, especially young Germans, through Holocaust education, the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, has awarded Gretel Merom, a former Frankfurt citizen, who emigrated 1934 to the then British Mandate of Palestine, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Further Information


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Kindertransport
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


Raymon Grossmann’s Final Speech
of the Visiting Program 2016 in the Kaisersaal
see News Visiting Program 2016


The Newslettter 2016 has been published.


On the History of the Project
Jewish Life in Frankfurt see the new article at About us


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Walter Sommers received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
In recognition of his exceptional services in promoting peace and tolerance among peoples and cultures through Holocaust education an healing history, the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, has awarded Walter Sommers, a former Frankfurt citizen, who emigrated 1939 to the USA, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Further Information

Report in the Tribune Star

Homepage of the German Missions in the United States


Visiting Program 2016
End of 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 (great)grandparents`childhood and youth, visit their house, the area they lived in, the graves of relatives and former schools. Reports and Pictures


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