Central Council of Jews in Germany
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The Central Council of Jews in Germany (Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland)was founded in 1950 in Frankfurt am Main as an umbrella organization of Jewish communities and regional associations in Germany. In view of the Shoah, the Central Council started from a merely temporary measure of Jewish life in Germany; over the decades it ultimately contributed to its reconstruction. The focus of the work was on th…

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Michael Brenner, Munich, “Central Council of Jews in Germany”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 19 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_01138>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170427



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