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Philanthropin
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The Philanthropin was founded in 1804 as a Freischule, a non-fee paying school, by Reform-oriented circles within the Jewish community of Frankfurt am Main. It is the oldest existing Jewish school in Germany. Its curriculum, designed to deliver a “moral education,” ensured that it became one of the most significant German Jewis…

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Wachten, Johannes, “Philanthropin”, 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 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0628>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312



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