Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Database of German Jewish Businesses in Berlin 1930-1945 and Historian's Book on This Issue.

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

In the May 20th  issue of the Tablet Magazine there is a story on the pre WWII Jewish businesses in Berlin. According to the article there were once 50,000 Jewish businesses. Researcher and educator at the House of the Wannsee Conference, historian  Christoph Kreutzmüller wrote a book (in German) , Final Sale: The End of Jewish Owned Businesses in Nazi Berlin,  There is also an online database of thousands of companies that used to exist in Berlin between 1930-1945.  The database may be accessed at: 
 http://www2.hu-berlin.de/djgb/www/find    It is searchable, free and written in German. 

To read the Tablet Magazine article got to:   http://tinyurl.com/m58bjp6

From the article you can listen to a 13-minute discussion on this topic including an interview with historian Kreutzmüller.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President

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