If you are headed to Germany, you may want to download this new free e-brochure.
Jewish travelers contemplating a visit to Germany often wrestle with many of the same emotions as African Americans visiting plantations in the South. The legacy of Nazi anti-Semitism, which began in Germany, has left an indelible mark on Jewish culture.
However, many people aren’t aware that Germany has the third largest Jewish population in Western Europe, a community that is still growing. Moreover, the country is making efforts to welcome Jewish travelers.
The German National Tourist Board recently announced a free, 57-page e-brochure for visitors, which sheds light on the history of Jews in Germany and offers suggestions about where to go and what to do, city by city, including visits to Jewish museums and memorials in 64 cities.
When we took a recent river cruise on the Danube, we visited cities like Nuremberg and Regensburg that were rich in historical significance. I wish that I had had this guide at the time. Its rich contents will be of interest to non-Jews as well.
You can download a free copy of Germany for the Jewish Traveler here.