CompactMemory provides a handy research tool for anybody interested in periodical Jewish publications in pre-Nazi Germany. 118 periodicals have been digitalized to simplify access for researchers and preserve publications representative of political, social and religious orientations.* Originally, about 5,000 of such periodicals existed; not only were they abolished by the Nazis, but like many publications they were deliberately destroyed. As Heinrich Heine had already predicted about a century before (under the impression of censorship of political / satirical writings), “Where they burn books, they also burn people.”
Â *The digitalizations, of course are, in their original language, and they also povide the original layout, so it might be helpful to know Fraktur. BTW, in 1941 teaching original German handwriting was abolished by Hitler; he, being Austrian, never succeeded at writing in Kurrent, hence condemned it as “Judenlettern” and enforced the teaching of standardized Latin handwriting.