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Special Research Group for Jewish History at Nuremberg City Archives

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Archival Sources for Jewish History in the Holdings of NCA (in German)

Nuremberg City Archives (NCA) are dedicating themselves to the study of local Jewish history ever since 1965. Since 2002 the tasks of documentation and research service are concentrated and adequately equipped in a special research group with two staff members.

 

Historical development

1965

NCA’s exhibition and catalogue "Schicksal juedischer Mitbuerger in Nuernberg 1850-1945" (The Fate of Jewish Fellow Citizens in Nuremberg 1850-1945). 20 years after the disaster of the Shoah this presentation is dealing for the first time with Nuremberg’s recent Jewish history.

Bar Kochba Nürnberg

Emblem of the Jewish sport association
"Bar Kochba Nuernberg" 1927
© Stadtarchiv Nuernberg

1968

Publication of Arnd Mueller’s reference book "Geschichte der Juden in Nuernberg 1146-1945" (History of the Jews in Nuremberg 1146-1945), compiled at NCA.

1985

Edition of NCA’s booklet "Schicksal juedischer Mitbuerger 1933-1945" (Fate of Jewish Fellow Citizens 1933-1945).

1986

Acquisition of the microfilmed holding Nuernberg Fuerth (1874 to 1938) from the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People in Jerusalem for purposes of local historical research.

1989

Acquisition of private papers from the late Paul Baruch, former chairman of the Jewish Congregation in Nuremberg.

1995

Inventory "Quellen zum juedischen Leben in Nuernberg" (Archival Sources for Jewish History in the Holdings of NCA) to replace an internal finding aid in use since 1949 (constantly updated database, last printout 1997).

1997

Creation of the holding F 14 "Dokumentationsgut zum juedischen Leben in Nuernberg und Franken" for the collection of records from various sources regarding Jewish life in Nuremberg and Franconia. Today F 14 contains among others the most complete copy available of "Nuernberg-Fuerther Israelitisches Gemeindeblatt", the periodical of the Jewish Congregations in Nuremberg and Fuerth from 1921 to 1938.

1998

Publication of the book "Mitten in Nuernberg" (In the Middle of Nuremberg) listing the names and addresses of Jewish companies, self-employed persons and institutions on the eve of Nazi rule, and the "Gedenkbuch fuer die Nuernberger Opfer der Schoa" (link see below) (Memorial Book for Nuremberg’s Victims of the Shoah). The edition of the "Gedenkbuch" is covered by the media in the USA, Israel and Argentina.
Bilingual exhibition "Formerly of Nuremberg. Expulsion, Flight and New Home of Jewish Citizens since 1933" (link see below).
In an international co-operation with JewishGen (USA) a retrievable database of Nuremberg’s victims of the Shoah (link see below) is made accessible on the Internet.

1999

In another partnership with JewishGen the English Internet project "Leaving Nuremberg" (link see below) dealing with the biographies of Jewish citizens before and after emigration is realized.

2001

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the first mass deportation from Nuremberg on November 29, 1941 NCA is displaying a large banner in memoriam of the victims. For two months the memory of the murdered returns into the heart of the city.

1998-2001

Samples of private papers from the four important former Nuremberg Jewish families Astruck (manufacturers), Krakenberger (hop wholesalers) and the lawyer dynasties Berlin and Josephthal return to Nuremberg.

2002

Installation of the Special Research Group for Jewish History at Nuremberg City Archives. Publication of the "Ergaenzungsband zum Gedenkbuch fuer die Nuernberger Opfer der Schoa" (Supplemental Volume of the Memorial Book for Nuremberg’s Victims of the Shoah).

2003

Exhibition "‘Der Dank des Vaterlandes ist Euch gewiss!‘ - Dokumente zum Holocaust aus der Sammlung Herbert Kolb" (The Gratitude of the Fatherland is granted to You! - Documents of the Holocaust from the Herbert Kolb Collection) (see below).

 

2nd Nuremberg Eyewitness Panel on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Nazis' seizure of power with five former Jewish Nuremberg citizens (VHS tape in German available at NCA) (link see below). Exhibition and panel took place in co-operation with Kuenstlerhaus K4.

 

Deposition of documents of the entrepreneur families Jondorf and Oppenheimer at NCA.

2004

Start of a special research project on cultural objects expropriated in Nuremberg during the National Socialist regime. (Link see below)

 

Completion of the itinerant exhibition "'Der Dank des Vaterlandes ist Euch gewiss!' - Dokumente zum Holocaust aus der Sammlung Herbert Kolb" (The Gratitude of the Fatherland is granted to You! - Documents of the Holocaust from the Herbert Kolb Collection) based upon the original version as presented in 2003. (Link see below)

2005

Brochure „Local Jewish History and Nuremberg City Archives“ for representatives of Nuremberg City Archives attending this year’s “Nuremberg-Fuerth Reunion” in the USA (Link see below).

 

Presentation of the itinerant exhibition "Der Dank des Vaterlandes ist Euch gewiss" (The Gratitude of the Fatherland is granted to You) at Wilhelm-Loehe-Schule (High School).

2006

Exhibit "ITUS Nuernberg zaehlt zu den besten juedischen Fußballmannschaften in Deutschland" about Jewish soccer in Nuremberg 1933 - 1938.

2007

Presentation of the itinerant exhibition "Der Dank des Vaterlandes ist Euch gewiss" (The Gratitude of the Fatherland is granted to You) at Sigena-Gymnasium (High School).

2008

Exhibition "Die Süßheims: jüdische Bürger - bayerische Politiker - Nürnberger Kunstsammler" (link see below)

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Tasks

Contacts with former Jewish citizens of Nuremberg and their families all around the globe

Acquisition of any relevant written or photographed documentation and testimonies of oral history

Groundbreaking research focussed on the biographies of Jewish individuals and families

Presentation of the results by means of publications and exhibitions

Research service on all aspects of Jewish history in Nuremberg

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Current projects

Further development of the internal database for the Nuremberg Shoah Memorial Book into a source of general biographical reference

Cataloguing of the papers handed over to NCA by Jewish families formerly from Nuremberg

Preparation of an exhibition about Jewish soldiers from Nuernberg

 

Hauptsynagoge

Nuremberg’s old town with main synagogue around the turn of the century
© Stadtarchiv Nuernberg

 
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Contact

Special Research Group for Jewish History at Nuremberg City Archives
Attendant: Gerhard Jochem
Phone: (0049-911) 231-54 88
Fax: (0049-911) 231-40 91

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Links

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"Gedenkbuch fuer die Nuernberger Opfer der Schoa"

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"Formerly of Nuremberg. Expulsion, Flight and New Home of Jewish Citizens since 1933"

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VHS tape in German

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"'Der Dank des Vaterlandes ist Euch gewiß!' - Dokumente zum Holocaust aus der Sammlung Herbert Kolb"

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"Die Süßheims: jüdische Bürger - bayerische Politiker - Nürnberger Kunstsammler"

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Sonderforschungsprojekt "Lost Art" zur Ermittlung und Rückgabe NS-verfolgungsbedingt entzogener Kulturgüter

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database of Nuremberg’s victims of the Shoah

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Internet project "Leaving Nuremberg"

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Center for Jewish History, New York

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Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, Jerusalem

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The Jewish Museum of Franconia in Fuerth and Schnaittach

 

 
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