Jewish Life in Modern Germany and Historic Responsibility
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Germany is profoundly aware of the historic responsibility it bears towards the Jewish community and towards the State of Israel as a result of the crimes of the Nazi regime. This responsibility, a cornerstone of German policy, requires remembrance, reconciliation and ongoing vigilance - now and in the future.
Germany is also deeply grateful for the flourishing of Jewish Life in a country where it once seemed unthinkable. Indeed, Germany is now home to the third largest Jewish community in Western Europe, one that continues to grow with an influx of immigrants. Germany's multicultural capital is becoming a thriving center for Jewish life. With thousands of young Israelis choosing to settle in Berlin, Jewish culture is once again flourishing in the city's majestic synagogues and vibrant community gatherings, enriching its art scene and turning it into a popular destination for the Jewish traveler.
Jewish life and culture has returned to Berlin: Over the last decade, the city has become one of the most desirable destinations among Israelis who choose to live abroad, with an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Israelis living there today.
Israelis in Berlin
From the Jewish Museum in Berlin to Europe's oldest Jewish cemetery in Worms, take a look at Germany's at Germany's historic Jewish attractions.
Scattered throughout Europe, planted in the streets and sidewalks of cities whose past is not forgotten, commemorative brass plaques, called the Stolpersteine, eternalize the lives that were lost in the great tragedy of the 20th century.
Take a look at some of Berlin's hot spots: from the famous Beth Cafe to the beautiful New Synagogue, Berlin is a city rich with culture and history for the Jewish traveler.
Germany for the Jewish Traveler
Visiting today’s Germany is a lesson in how a nation has sought to come to terms with a devastating legacy. We recognize that for many travelers, contemplating a visit to Germany may never be without a mixture of emotions. For those who are interested, the Germany.travel website offers information on destinations from A to Z, as well as a helpful brochure to download.
Germany Close Up – American Jews Meet Modern Germany
Germany Close Up – American Jews Meet Modern Germany is a youth encounter program for Jewish, North American students and young professionals. The program aims to encourage German-Jewish-North American dialogue as well as to strengthen the involvement of the North American Jewish community in transatlantic relations. The program is administered by Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste e.V.) in cooperation with the New Synagogue Berlin – Centrum Judaicum Foundation. Germany Close Up is funded by a grant from the German Government’s Transatlantic Program, which draws on funds from the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
Germany Close Up
Remembrance, Responsibility, Future
The Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” is an expression of the responsibility to continue to confront National Socialist injustice and to work for understanding between peoples.
Action Reconciliation Service for Peace
Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP) is a German peace and volunteer service organization founded in the aftermath of World War II to confront the legacy of the Nazi regime.
Compensation for Eligible Holocaust Survivors
The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has committed through an agreement signed with the Claims Conference at a public ceremony, to continue compensation payments to eligible Holocaust survivors and providing funding for homecare for victims. Claims are administered by the Jewish Claims Conference.
Jewish Claims Conference