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Visiting Program 2019
In June a group of former citizens of Frankfurt and their descendants were invited to the city of Frankfurt, the former home of their parents or grandparents. The invitation of the city gave them the opportunity to see the sites of the grandparents`childhood and youth, visit their houses, the area they lived in, the graves of relatives and former schools. Reports and Pictures
Frank Felsenstein writes in The Times of Israel about his visit to Frankfurt.
Booklaunch: Rettet wenigstens die Kinder
The project has collected several biographies of former visitors who were saved by the Kindertransport. 20 of these biographies have now been published in a book: More information and reviews here
On the History of the Project
Jewish Life in Frankfurt see the new rex_article_content at About us
The first activities of our organization go back as far as the late seventies. A group of young teachers decided to teach the history of German Nationalsozialismus in a new, illustrative way.
In 1984 they started documentation work in cooperation with the visitors program of the City of Frankfurt.
Ever since 1989, the group brought visitors in contact with schools and assisted them in tracing their own family history. Soon there will be no more eye-witnesses of the Nazi-era. Are the lessons about the Nazi-time going to become a topic in history just like any other? These are the issues among many others that Projekt Jüdisches Leben in Frankfurt is increasingly concerned with. The continuation of the dialogue with the second generation became a major subject.
Since 2012 the City of Frankfurt is the only city in Germany having included the children of the former citizens in their visiting program. The invitation and the outreach of the project give the members of the second generation the opportunity to visit the former home of their parents or grandparents and at the same time to personally experience how Germany and Frankfurt in particular deals with and educates about the Nazi era.
On the project’s history:
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In this context, we do not only cooperate with the City of Frankfurt but also with a large number of schools, local historians, museums and archives.
- City of Frankfurt
- Presentation of the Project by the City of Frankfurt
- Cooperation of the Hessian Memorials and Initiatives for Rememberance
The participants of the project, most of whom are volunteers, decided early in 2014 to establish our own charitable organization.
Angelika Rieber, who is the heart and soul of the project, is the 1st chairwoman of the association, assisted by the 2nd chairwoman Katja Demnig, the contact persons to the schools Willi Jahncke and Andreas Zies and the other members of the project.