The Origins of the Gallia Judaica
Beginning of the Gallia Judaica under the direction of Henri Gross
The origins of the Germania Judaica
Upon suggestion of Breslau Rabbi and Historian Marcus Brann before a group of German speaking rabbies and Jewish scholars, the germ of the Germania Judaica is first discussed in the context of a board session of the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft des Judentums.
Starting the Work
Board session in Breslau; the first working draft is published in the society’s monthly journal.
Presentation of an alphabetical table with localities and the personal names therein.
Publishing of eight example articles.
Pre-print of articles about localities and territories listing items A-L
World War I
100 Years ago
Publishing of the first partial volume (A-L) of Germania Judaica I for the period from the beginnings to 1238.
The manuscript for Germania Judaica I entries M-Z is under review at the printing house where it’s misplaced.
Ismar Elbogen takes charge of the project and asks the authors to reconstruct their contributions. Chaim Tykocinski takes over to write several articles as well as editing other articles.
Publishing the second partial volume (M-Z) of Germania Judaica I for the period from the beginnings to 1238.
On a meeting of the members of the society, Dr. Nachum Wehrmann advocates to expand the Germania Judaica up to the year 1500. Although the proposal is agreed upon, the year 1348 is still set as the date limit for the following volume.
Until October 1938, more than 100 articles are available for review. During the pogroms in November, they fell into the hands of the Nazi party. The contributors are asked by the society to issue their articles again.
World War II
At the beginning of WWII, 80% of the material is brought to safety in London. In 1954, it is transferred to the Jewish Historical General Archives in Jerusalem.
Germania Judaica II
The newly founded Leo-Baeck-Institut takes over the Germania Judaica II and assigns the project to Dr. Zvi Avneri at Haifa.
Publishing of the first partial volume of Germania Judaica II (A-L)
Publishing of the second partial volume of Germania Judaica II (M-Z)
Germania Judaica III
Starting the works on Germania Judaica III (1350 -1519). Appointed by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Arye Maimon succeeds Zvi Avneri.
Nouvelle Gallia Judaica
Founding of the Nouvelle Gallia Judaica by Bernhard Blumenkranz sel. A.
Publishing of the first partial volume (A-L) of Germania Judaica III.
Publishing of the second partial volume (M-Z) of Germania Judaica III.
Publishing of the third partial volume of Germania Judaica III (territories; introductions and indexes)
In the preface to volume III/3 in 2003, the editors of Germania Judaica, Mordechai Breuer and Yacov Guggenheim, advance their plans to expand the project as Germania Judaica IV for the period up to 1620. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf come to an agreement for further cooperation. However, the project falls through after another partial volume (IV.2: Landgrafschaft Hessen-Marburg). The digital publication of the project never saw the light so far.
New Gallia-Germania Judaica
Ambitious scholars in Germany and France launch a joint pilot project to bring the Gallia and the Germania Judaica to the 21st century.