Jewish Community of Konstanz e.V.
212-10402 Helmut Fidler: Jewish life in the Lake Constance region: A search for traces
Start May 20th, 2021, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Course leader Helmut Fidler
The historian Helmut Fidler takes the anniversary of 1700 years of Jewish life in Germany as an occasion to follow the traces of Jewish life in the Lake Constance region. The Jewish historian Bertold Rosenthal assumed that Jews lived on Lake Constance before the Alemanni. Finds and documents show that Jews have settled here in the region for at least 800 years. Their traces still shape many places today, even if the visitor to these places is not aware of this. The story of Jewish life on Lake Constance is a story of mutual respect and recognition as well as a story of displacement and annihilation. But it is always a story that transcends borders, and it has remained so to this day.
Helmut Fidler is a historian, author, lecturer and tour guide. He lives with his family in Constance. For many years he has dealt with the history of the Jews in the Lake Constance area, leads seminars, gives lectures and organizes tours to places of Jewish life and culture in Germany and Switzerland. In 2011 he published a book on "Jewish Life on Lake Constance" in Huber Verlag.
A joint event in the festival year 2021: "1700 Years of Jewish Life In Germany"
Project: Jüdischer Bodensee, Jüdische Gemeinde Konstanz eV, German-Israeli Society Bodensee-Region, Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation Konstanz eV and vhs
Registration until 2 p.m. on the day of the event.
Online lecture: You will receive the link on the day of the event
Photo © Helmut Fidler