The University Library Frankfurt am Main has an extensive inventory of historical works of the Jewish cultural heritage, which are scattered over various collections and are made accessible here for the first time in a closed presentation. The inventory includes the signature groups:

  • Collection on the history of the Jews in Frankfurt

  • Frankfurt Hebrew Prints- Books printed in Hebrew and Yiddish in the city in the 17th and 18th centuries

  • Hebrew religious writings of the 16th and 17th centuries

  • Yiddish literature and theater as well as a collection of Yiddish songs

  • Rothschildiana - books, and graphics on the Rothschild family

The project was carried out within the framework of Judaica Europeanalink, a consortium of numerous European institutions under the direction of the Judaica collection of the Frankfurt University Library and the European Association for Jewish Culturelink. Judaica Europeana was funded as a theme-oriented project by the European Commission in the eContentplus program with the aim of making the resources of the Jewish cultural heritage available to Europena, the European digital library.

The volume of pages to be digitized amounts to around 1,000 titles with approx. 200,000 pages. The works are recorded in pica in the OPAC, the titles of the Yiddish and Hebrew works also in the original script.

The Judaica Collection in Frankfurt is part of the Digital Judaica Collections portal, in which almost the entire historical Judaica inventory of the UB is offered digitally. The digitized materials can be accessed via the project homepage:

Dr. Kerstin von der Krone
Head of the Hebraica and Judaica Collection
Tel. +49 69 798-39665