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Jan 2002 Journal

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Jewish life in Leipzig

In 1933 Leipzig had Germany’s sixth-largest Jewish community. Now the Jews’ contribution to the economic, cultural and social development of Leipzig has been largely forgotten. In particular, the younger generation is unaware of the city’s Jewish history, but there is a significant and growing interest in this subject.

The Leipzig City Museum, which is keen to present the Jewish contribution as an integral part of the city’s history, is in the process of establishing a collection illustrating Jewish life in Leipzig and is currently seeking documentation and information. In particular, the museum asks Kindertransportees from Leipzig to contact Dr Volker Rodecamp (Director) or Dr Andrea Lorz, Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig, Altes Rathaus, Markt 1, D-04109 Leipzig tel 0341 965130 fax 0341 9651352 email Stadtmuseum.Leipzig@t-online.de.
Hanna Tomkins

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