German Jewish History Awards are to be given each year to
five Germans who have made extraordinary contributions to preserve
and record the Jewish history, culture and remains of their local
communities. The first awards were presented in November 2000
Jewish Museum is in the southern Germany town of Creglingen-on-the-Tauber.
The maternal grandparents of Arthur Obermayer were born in Creglingen,
and the museum is located at the site where his ancestors lived
almost 400 years ago. Through the combined contributions of Germans
and Jews this museum is leading to mutual reconciliation and understanding.
German Jewish Special Interest Group on JewishGen. Its purpose
is to present and preserve genealogical information about the
Jewish communities in German-speaking regions and to trace ancestors
and better understand the lives they led. We are the webmasters
for this website.
Award, the highest award of the Federal Republic of Germany,
was presented to Arthur Obermayer in 2007 on behalf of the German
President by the Consul General for New England for his work in
fostering German-Jewish-American relations.