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Jewish Places

In every important imperial city there is an important Jewish community. Cathedrals and Jewish quarters are close by. The Jewish communities have their own council to regulate their affairs - much earlier than the Christian citizens of the bishop's cities! Why do bishops and German kings protect Jews? Do tolerance and protection, once granted, persist even in crises? The Jewish quarters in ShUM and the buildings of the ShUM communities reflect the eventful times.

Stadtplan Speyer, 1821
Stadtplan Speyer, 1821 © Stadtarchiv Speyer