Bremen – Market square
Bremen – Market square ©Bremen Touristik Zentrale GmbH

"Germany for the Jewish Traveler"


The first reference to Jews in Bremen dates from 1199, but the Jewish community here only grew to significance in the 19th-century. Thirteen hundred Jews lived in Bremen in 1933; Kristallnacht was exceptionally cruel in Bremen, with five Jews murdered, all Jewish men deported to Sachsenhausen concentration camp and the synagogue destroyed. A new Bremen Jewish community was founded after the war; the new Bremen Synagogue opened in 1961.

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