Our archives are continually expanding as we acquire more information about Jewish biographies and aspects of Jewish life in Augsburg and Bavarian Swabia. Many of these records have already been made available to the public in our publications, our permanent exhibition or our temporary exhibitions. Records from our archives feature prominently, for example, in our LEBENSLINIEN – LIFELINES series, which traces the history of Jewish life in Augsburg and surroundings via selected family biographies.

The archives are enriched and expanded through donations, loan items and contemporary-witness interviews with Swabian Jews and their descendants. Original records make up a small, highly valuable part of the Jewish Museum archives.

You can send us your request by e-mail at archiv@jmaugsburg.de.


Gernot Römer Collection

The important collection of Gernot Römer (1929-2022), which came to the Jewish Museum in 2019, is currently being integrated into the museum archive. The journalist and honorary chairman of the Foundation of the Jewish Culture Museum Augsburg-Swabia was a pioneer in researching Swabian Jews and wrote numerous books on the subject. Already in the early 1970s, Gernot Römer began researching the Jewish history of Bavarian Swabia in municipal archives and libraries and compiling his findings in his private collection. In order to preserve this important collection for future generations and make it accessible to researchers and interested members of the public, the Gernot Römer collection will be catalogued and digitized by two museum employees over the next few years.

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