As new arrivals in Palestine, German Jews who had fled from the National Socialist regime were unwanted. But then they helped to build Israel. A museum preserves their heritage and very private histories.
Even the smallest documents are important to research on German-Jewish cultural heritage, says the Moses Mendelsohn Center in Potsdam. It sends young academics around the world in search of German-Jewish traces.
The world's only Hebrew-German newspaper is printed in Tel Aviv. The editor-in-chief is a proud Israeli. In his youth, he didn't want to know anything about Germany. But then he discovered his own family history.
German-Jewish immigrants have had a major impact on Israel.
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