350 Jahre Juden in Brandenburg
On May 21, 1671, the Great Elector Friedrich Wilhelm issued an edict for the settlement of 50 Jewish families expelled from Vienna. Remembering 350 years of Jewish life in Brandenburg provided the occasion to offer a guide to Jewish Brandenburg within the framework of a web site. It offers information and insights into Jewish history as well as into the present. It is intended as a platform for all those who deal with Jewish topics in Brandenburg in various ways. The site was created by Daniel Burckhardt and Olaf Glöckner, who continue to edit it. It was created in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture.
Digitale Bibliothek verbrannter Bücher (Digital Library of Burned Books)
90 years after the book burnings in Germany in 1933, we are relaunching the books in digital form in a comprehensively revised new edition of www.verbrannte-buecher.de. The digital library contains a selection of representative books from the list of over 316 writings compiled together with a commission of experts. In addition, the website provides comprehensive information on the book burnings in 1933, their locations and the historical context.
Hakhshara as a Place of Remembrance
Starting in the 1920s, many Jewish youths and young adults were being prepared for emigration to Palestine with a self-organized, practical education on mostly agricultural estates. In order to bundle the hitherto scattered sources and scholarship on the various places of the Hakhshara, many of which were located in today's Brandenburg, an online database on research, remembrance and knowledge transfer of the history of Hakhshara has been created. In addition to the further development of the database, the project aims to establish a network that will serve the transfer of knowledge about the Hakhshara.
Jewish History online
A portal for European-Jewish history will be created at the Moses Mendelssohn Center in the upcoming years. The goal is to integrate various online projects on Jewish history, which are self-contained and remain independent, into a common portal in modular form. Individual projects at the MMZ can become part as well as curated content from other online edition and database projects on Jewish history. The online edition Key Documents on German-Jewish History realized at the Institute for the History of German Jews will be a central module of the portal and thus the project is carried out in close cooperation with Anna Menny from the Institute for the History of the German Jews. Daniel Burckhardt, Miriam Rürup and Nina Zellerhoff are developing the portal. The added value of this modular platform is, among other things, a unified search function, indexing and linking, as well as the sustainable research data management.