Cover ‘Jüdischer Jugendkalender’ (1934) designed by Kurt Arndt (aged 17)

Our eighth ‘Snapshot of German-Jewish History and Culture’ is now online. Please click here to view the full post: A Compass for a German-Jewish Childhood: Emil Bernhard Cohn’s Jüdischer Jugendkalender 1934 (Almanac for Jewish Youth).

This Snapshot offers a glimpse into the world of German-Jewish children’s literature in 1920s and 30s Germany by looking at the directional, innovative and visually beautiful Jüdischer Jugendkalender (Almanac for Jewish Youth). Compiled and much contributed to by the energetic scholar, author, playwright and rabbi Emil Bernhard Cohn, the series was published from 1928-36 and reflected the changing fate of German Jews during this time.

The ‘Snapshots’, which attempt to give you an insight into interesting items from our London institute’s collection of rare books and historical pamphlets and which illustrate many facets of the history and culture of Europe’s German speaking Jewry, are also available on our social media outlets such as:

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