Originally, the Hebrew name Magen David ― literally "Shield of David" ― poetically referred to God.It acknowledges that our military hero, King David, did not win by his own might, but by the support of the Almighty.Below is an alphabetical list of German states, regions, cities and towns for which books and websites on Jewish life have been identified.Many other sources have been cited in messages to the Ger SIG Email Forum.
Sommer Gmb H, Ahlen Comments: ISBN 3-9801963-0-5Aldingen Title: 200 Jahre juedisches Leben in Hochberg und Aldingen, 1730-1930: Remseck am Neckar Author: Nicole Bickhoff-Boettcher, Gertrud Bolay, Eduard Theiner Publication Date: 1990 Publisher: Gemeinde Remseck am Neckar Comments: available at Leo Baeck Institute Library (DS 135 G4 H614 B5) Allersheim Title: Die ehemaligen juedischen Gemeinden im Landkreis Wuerzburg [The former Jewish communities in Wuerzburg county] Author: J. of Pages: Publisher: Alsace Title: Le Dénombrement des Juifs d'Alsace de 1784 No. q 108 Title: Historisches Handbuch der juedischen Gemeinden in Niedersachsen und Bremen; see pages 108-114, by Nancy Kratochwill-Gertich and Antje Naujoks Author: Herbert Obenaus et al, eds. of Pages: 1,688 Publisher: Wallstein Verlag, Goettingen Comments: ISBN 3-89244-753-5Altdorf Title: Schicksal und Geschichte der juedischen Gemeinden: Ettenheim, Altdorf, Kippenheim, Schmieheim, Rust, Orschweier; ein Gedenkbuch Author: Bernhard Uttenweiler et al Publication Date: 1988 No.Still by exploring some various explanations on the meaning behind the Star of David, we can appreciate deep Jewish concepts.One idea is that a six-pointed star receives form and substance from its solid center.The Leo Baeck Institute (LBI) Archives and Library holds many of these books and many other unpublished documents. Search for histories of your ancestral German Jewish communities by entering the place names in the search boxes at: Alternative sources for searching city, town and regional names are the Jewish Gen Discussion Group archives and the separate SIG Discussion Group archives.“You shall return minus 6 million.” That’s why Tom Segev, an Israeli historian, declared that the “6 million” is an attempt to transform the Holocaust story into state religion. In the text the letter “V” or “VAU” is absent, as Hebrew does not have any numbers; the letter V stands for the number 6.