1899

Synagogue Roonstraße

March 22, 1899
Cologne

The synagogue on Roonstrasse looks back on an eventful history: Completed in 1899, it shaped both Cologne’s cityscape and inner-Jewish developments.

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Richard Stern I cannot remain silent

February 22, 1899
Cologne

Richard Stern (born February 22, 1899) was one of about 100,000 Jews who had fought for Germany during World War I.

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1895

anniversary celebration for 150 years of the New Synagogue Berlin

January 01, 1895
Berlin

In the second half of the 19th century, religious interpretation and practice in the New Synagogue corresponded to liberal Judaism.

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1894

Postcard of the synagogue in Hamm an der Sieg

October 17, 1894
"Landjuden an der Sieg" memorial in Windeck/Rosbach

From 1891 efforts were made in Hamm to build a representative synagogue that offered adequate space for the growing community.

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1885

Plan drawing from Gustav Zimmermann

January 01, 1885
Halle

Due to the economic upturn, the city gained Jewish immigrants in the 19th century, so that the synagogue had to be expanded.

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1881

Theodor Fontane around the year 1860

October 01, 1881
Norderney

The often hostile mood toward Jewish spa guests is also documented in a letter from Theodor Fontane, which he sent from the “Jewish island” Norderney.

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1878

The synagogue on Norderney 1885

August 10, 1878
Norderney

In 1878, the synagogue on Schmiedestrasse was inaugurated in a solemn ceremony.

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1876

Envelope Lewandowski

January 01, 1876
Berlin

Lewandowski was the first Jew to be enrolled in the Berlin Academy of the Arts and was later celebrated as "Mendelssohn of Synagogue Music".

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1872

The Solingen synagogue on Malteserstrasse.

March 08, 1872
Solingen

In 1861, the synagogue congregation purchased a plot of land on Malteserstrasse, in 1872 that the neo-Romanesque domed building was inaugurated.

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1866

Inauguration of the New Synagogue Berlin

September 05, 1866
Berlin

With its use of the most expensive materials, it also reflected the socio-economic advancement and, with its size, the steadily growing community.

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1858

Joachimsthal

January 01, 1858
Halle

Through hard work and active participation in the economy, during industrialization, the synagogue community in Halle was founded in 1858.

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1857

Synagogue Glockengasse

June 30, 1857
Cologne

The foundation stone of the former synagogue Glockengasse was laid on June 30, 1857. The synagogue was consecrated on August 29, 1861.

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1850

Postcard with note Jews tolerable

January 01, 1850
Norderney

Even before the First World War, Norderney was considered a rich "Jew bath", while growing anti-Semitism emanated from Borkum and other islands.

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1838

Haggadah

April 15, 1838
Cologne

In 1838 Isaac Offenbach published the Hagadah, traditionally written in Hebrew, in German.

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1821

Invoice letterhead from Alexander Coppel

July 04, 1821
Solingen

In 1821, Alexander Coppel founded a company which initially produced and sold manufactured, iron, and steel products.

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1808

Plaque with Hebrew inscription

January 01, 1808
Halle

With the royal decree of January 1808, the Jews in Halle received temporary citizenship and were almost on an equal footing with the Christians.

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