Jewish Museum Frankfurt and Museum Judengasse

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Frankfurter Judengasse in 1868

Frankfurter Judengasse in 1868

The Jewish Museum Frankfurt am Main is the oldest independent Jewish Museum in Germany. It was opened by Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl on 9 November 1988, the 50th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

The Jewish Museum collects, preserves and communicates the nine-hundred-year-old Jewish history and culture of the City of Frankfurt from a European perspective. It has a permanent exhibition at two venues: the Museum Judengasse at Battonstraße 47 focuses on the theme of the history and culture of Jews in Frankfurt during the early modern period; the Jewish Museum in the Rothschildpalais at Untermainkai 14/15 presents Jewish history and culture since 1800.

Rothschild Palais - Jewish Museum © Epizentrum/cc-by-sa-3.0 Frankfurter Judengasse in 1868 Jüdisches Museum © Bundesarchiv - Arne Schambeck/cc-by-sa-3.0-de Museum Judengasse © Dontworry/cc-by-sa-3.0 Rothschild Palais - Jewish Museum © Mylius/cc-by-nc-nd-3.0
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Jüdisches Museum © Bundesarchiv - Arne Schambeck/cc-by-sa-3.0-de
The focus of the collection is on the areas ceremonial culture, fine arts and family history. The museum has extensive holdings related to the Rothschild family and the Anne Frank family which will be presented in the new permanent exhibition. The Ludwig Meidner Archive is responsible for the estates of the artists Ludwig Meidner, Jacob Steinhardt, Henry Gowa and others. In addition, the museum has an extensive library as well as a document and photograph collection related to German-Jewish history and culture.

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