Further Research

  1. The political dispute about the Prussian “Austrittsgesetz” (Law of Resignation) and its consequences concerning, for example, the Altisraelitische Gemeinde zu Wiesbaden (The neo-Orthodox Jewish Community in Wiesbaden) in 1876, one of the first Jewish communities in Prussia, which allowed its members to establish a separate Jewish Community quite distinct from the existing Liberal Community.
  2. Jewish daily life – for example, that of an influential agricultural family whose members spread throughout Wiesbaden and the surrounding area between the early 19th century to the end of World War II (a private archive).
  3. Eastern Jews in the Westend of Wiesbaden. In the wake of the pogroms in Eastern Europe (1880 – 1914) two-and-one-half million Jews fled westward. These Eastern European Jews settled in the Westend district of Wiesbaden where many of them lived a traditional orthodox Jewish life, distinct from the Liberal and neo-Orthodox Jewish communities.
  4. Socially engaged Jewish Women in the Rhein-Main Region between combining business and family life. Already active as money-lenders in the Middle Ages, Jewish women were also active as traders in the 18th and 19th centuries. A number of them were prominently engaged in social work and later in the bourgeois Women’s Movement.
  5. 300 years of Jewish Spa Life in Wiesbaden (1635 – 1935). From the middle of the 19th century, Wiesbaden has been widely known for its many thermal baths and spas. Jews were prominent in the development of the city’s spas and curative facilities. The history of Jewish spa activities also provides insight into Jewish care for the poor.

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