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Germany celebrates first German-Jewish sites to appear on Unesco World Heritage list

A ceremony celebrating the first German-Jewish sites to receive Unesco World Heritage designation was held in Germany earlier this month.






A ceremony celebrating the first German-Jewish sites to receive Unesco World Heritage designation was held in Germany earlier this month.

Sites recognised include Speyer Jewry-Court, a synagogue and yeshiva complex in the city of Speyer; the Worms Synagogue Compound; the Old Jewish Cemetery of Worms, the oldest known in-situ Jewish cemetery in Europe; and the Old Jewish Cemetery of Mainz.

Located in the upper part of the Rhine River valley, the sites are known to be the origin points for both Ashkenazi culture and the Yiddish language. They received the Unesco designation in July 2021, but celebrations were delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The unique community centres and cemeteries have had a lasting impact on the material Ashkenazic culture and are directly and tangibly associated with the creative achievements of the early Ashkenazic scholars,” Unesco’s listing explains.

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Germany celebrates first German-Jewish sites to appear on Unesco World Heritage list

A ceremony celebrating the first German-Jewish sites to receive Unesco World Heritage designation was held in Germany earlier this month.






A ceremony celebrating the first German-Jewish sites to receive Unesco World Heritage designation was held in Germany earlier this month.

Sites recognised include Speyer Jewry-Court, a synagogue and yeshiva complex in the city of Speyer; the Worms Synagogue Compound; the Old Jewish Cemetery of Worms, the oldest known in-situ Jewish cemetery in Europe; and the Old Jewish Cemetery of Mainz.

Located in the upper part of the Rhine River valley, the sites are known to be the origin points for both Ashkenazi culture and the Yiddish language. They received the Unesco designation in July 2021, but celebrations were delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The unique community centres and cemeteries have had a lasting impact on the material Ashkenazic culture and are directly and tangibly associated with the creative achievements of the early Ashkenazic scholars,” Unesco’s listing explains.

Read more on jewishnews.co.uk


 



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