Visit program 2023:
At the end of June 2023, a group of children and grandchildren of former Frankfurters will once again visit the former home of their ancestors as guests of the city.
For the 2022 visit program, see here.
Visit program 2023:
The Newsletter July 2022 has been published.
Visit program 2022 – “Together we we still have much work to do!”
“Together we still have much work to do!”, with this appeal for the future, Wendy Schmelzer summed up the conclusion of her visit during her speech at the final reception in Frankfurt’s Römer. She was part of a group of children and grandchildren of former Frankfurter citizens who were guests in the former home of their parents and grandparents from 8th to 15th June at the invitation of the City of Frankfurt.
More about the visit program 2022 you`ll find under this Link.
The “Newsletter September 2021 has been published.
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Visiting Program 2019
In June 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. Reports and Pictures
Report about the visit of Renata Harris to commemorate the Kindertransporte , which saved up to 20 000 children 80 years ago here
Frank Felsenstein writes in The Times of Israel about his visit to Frankfurt.
Booklaunch: Rettet wenigstens die Kinder
The project has collected several biographies of former visitors who were saved by the Kindertransport. 20 of these biographies have now been published in a book: More information and reviews here
On the History of the Project
Jewish Life in Frankfurt see the new rex_article_content at About us
“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)