Verifiable traces of Jewish Life in Leipzig go back to medieval times. The Israelite Congregation of Leipzig was founded in 1847. By 1925 it had about 13.000 members and was the sixth largest in Germany and the largest in Saxony . After the systematic persecution and homicide of Jewish people between 1933 and 1945, only 24 people were left of the former Grand Congregation. Today, the congregation is again is the largest Jewish Congregation of Saxony with 1,200 members.
Directions: On this internet side you'll find the audio tour “Leipzig Jewry”.
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