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  The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Germany
Of all the countries in Europe, Germany is one of the richest in Jewish history and tradition.
At the same time, the Jews were accused of killing children for ritual purposes (blood libels), of host desecration, and, during the Black Plague in the fourteenth century, of poisoning wells.
In general, the Jews migrated within Germany in the Middle Ages from the towns on the Rhine in the south to the east and the north.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/germany.html   (3727 words)

It manifested itself in 1171 when the Jews of Blois were burned on the charge of having used Christian blood in their Passover, and it allowed Philip Augustus in the year of his accession (1180) to decree the confiscation of all the unmovable goods of his Jewish subjects and their banishment from his domains.
They oppress the Jews by starvation, imprisonment, and by tortures and sufferings; they afflict them with all kinds of punishments, and sometimes even condemn them to death, so the Jews, although living under Christian princes, are in a worse plight than were their ancestors in the land of the Pharaohs.
The report that the Jews had caused the scourge by poisoning the wells used by Christians, spread rapidly and was believed in most towns of Central Europe, despite the Bulls issued by Clement VI in July and September, 1348, declaring their falsity.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08386a.htm   (12604 words)

 History of the Jews of Stolzenau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
History of the Jews of Stolzenau by Norman Streat
Jews were permitted to engage in trade, but with the exception of butchering, they were not allowed to engage in any craft.
The Jews enjoyed particular affection among the farmers in the surrounding villages, whose vernacular dialect was spoken by the majority of the Jews.
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 Jew - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
The word Jew (Hebrew: יהודי;) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes.
Jews were subject to explusions from England, France, and the Holy Roman Empire throughout the Middle Ages, with most of the population moving to Eastern Europe and Poland.
Jews have made contributions in a broad range of human endeavors, including the sciences, art, politics, etc. Some of these count being Jewish as an essential part of their identity; others view it as an incidental part of their background.
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 History of the Jews in Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jews were otherwise free to follow any occupation open to their fellow citizens, and were engaged in agriculture, trade, industry, and gradually money-lending.
From this time onward the Jews of Germany gradually passed in increasing numbers from the authority of the emperor to that of the lesser sovereigns and of the cities.
Marriages between Jews and non-Jews became common from the 19th century; for example, the wife of German Chancellor Gustav Stresemann was Jewish.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_Germany   (6260 words)

 Amazon.com: The Pity of It All: A History of the Jews in Germany, 1743-1933: Books: Amos Elon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The Pity of It All: A History of the Jews in Germany, 1743-1933 by Amos Elon
The Pity of It All: A Portrait of the German-Jewish Epoch, 1743-1933 by Amos Elon
And in the Weimar Era, German Jews were represented at all levels of government: the Foreign Minister was a Jew, as was the head of a short-lived socialist government in Bavaria.
www.amazon.com /Pity-All-History-Germany-1743-1933/dp/0805059644   (2541 words)

 Commentary Magazine - The Jews of Germany, by Ruth Gay; The Stigma of Names, by Dietz Bering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Muller, Jerry Z. FOR several decades after World War II, the modern history of the Jews in Germany tended to be seen as an object lesson.
...Finally, Jews were forced to display their distinctiveness through the yellow star, before being reduced to numbers in order to be reduced to ashes...
...Unfortunately, she scants the contributions of German Jews to the intellectual history of Judaism in Germany, but this is a minor limitation in a book which provides not only a fine introduction to its subject but visual delights even for those already familiar with it...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V95I3P63-1.htm   (1568 words)

 Amazon.com: A History of the Jews: Books: Paul M. Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Paul Johnson says that writing A History of the Jews was like writing a history of the world "seen from the viewpoint of a learned and intelligent victim." Johnson's history begins with the Bible and ends with the establishment of the State of Israel.
Throughout, Johnson's history is driven by a philosophical interest: "The Jews," he writes, "stand right at the centre of the perennial attempt to give human life the dignity of a purpose.
Similarly the reader also sees how any talk of alleged assimilation of the Jews with the peoples of the lands to which they had been exiled, expediently invalidates any claims that the Jews of today are the people of antiquity returning to the homeland of their ancestors.
www.amazon.com /History-Jews-Paul-M-Johnson/dp/0060915331   (2443 words)

 Am Yisrael Germany
Prior to 1933, the Jews of Germany attained great success in all walks of life including commerce, industry, arts and science German Jewry included representatives of many streams of Judaism from the devoutly Orthodox to those who desired total integration with the German nation and its culture and ultimately converted to Christianity.
Aliya-since 1948, 17,678 Jews have immigrated to Israel from Germany.
One of Germany's outstanding shipping magnates, he was responsible for the phenomenal growth of the Hapag-Lloyd shipping concern and pioneered the introduction of faster and more comfortable ocean liners.
www.amyisrael.co.il /europe/germany   (1896 words)

 Jews in Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
The number of Jews emigrating increased after the passing of the Nuremberg Laws on Citizenship and Race in 1935.
Ninety-one Jews were killed and an estimated 20,000 were sent to concentration camps.
Jews must not employ in their households female subjects of German or kindred blood who are under forty-five years old.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /GERjews.htm   (4369 words)

 The History of Ethiopian Jews
You are true Jews.” Later that same year the Israeli Interministerial Commission officially recognized the Beta Israel as Jews under Israel's Law of Return, a law designed to aid in Jewish immigration to Israel.
The history of the Beta Israel's rescue is at times open to debate regarding the heroes of the Ethiopian Jewry movement.
Berger declared, “Not when Jews are dying...these revelations show once again that the policy of influencing factions of the government of Israel always have been against the immigration of the Ethiopian Jews.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Judaism/ejhist.html   (2624 words)

 EJP | News | Germany | German Jews and football history
The exhibit highlights the role of Jews in the history of football.
Sindelar’s refusal to play for Germany’s national team, after its annexation of his homeland Austria, is partly attributed to his rejection of Nazi policy towards Jews.
One of Germany’s largest slipper manufacturers, the Schneider Shoe Company, was the primary sponsor of Frankfurt’s Eintracht football club, in the 1920s.
www.ejpress.org /article/9434   (529 words)

 Zentralarchiv/ Juden in DE: Home Page (Summary in English)
The Central Archives for Research on the History of the Jews in Germany was founded in 1987 as an establishment of the Central Council of Jews in Germany (Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland).
Paul Spiegel, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany as chairman.
The prerequisite for the cooperation with a Jewish author is that the author deals with Jewish topics that have an impact on public discussions in the Federal Republic of Germany.
www.uni-heidelberg.de /institute/sonst/aj/englisch.htm   (735 words)

 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 2002067833
Publisher description for The pity of it all : a history of the Jews in Germany, 1743-1933 / Amos Elon.
From an acclaimed historian and social critic, a passionate and poignant history of German Jews from the mid-eighteenth century to the eve of the Third Reich
As it's usually told, the story of the German Jews starts at the end, with their tragic demise in Hitler's Third Reich.
www.loc.gov /catdir/description/hol021/2002067833.html   (269 words)

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