In Trier, the eventful history of Jewish life is closely linked to the history of the city. The app "Jewish Life in Trier" aims to make visible various places that are linked to it and to inform about their history and significance. This should make it possible to embark on a search for traces that reflect the changing history of the religious community in Germany's oldest city. In this way, not only can special places be discovered, but the Jewish history of Trier is also to be brought closer via both pictures and videos. In addition, the app "Jewish Life in Trier" offers insights into places, such as the synagogue or the old Jewish cemetery, that are otherwise not accessible to the public.
The project was planned and implemented by Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH in partnership with the City of Trier, Office for City Culture and Monument Protection, as part of the anniversary "1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany". The Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier assisted with texts and videos from the special exhibition "Places of Jewish Life in Trier. A Search for Traces in Interviews", which are subject to the copyright of the museum. The design was carried out by the Zentrum für Innovation und Weiterbildung e.V.. Furthermore, we would like to thank the Jewish Community Trier and Klaus-Michael Nix for their support in the project.
The year 2021 marks "1700 years of Jewish life in Germany". To mark this occasion, a variety of events and projects have been launched with the aim of making Jewish life visible and tangible and to counteract the rise of anti-Semitism. The association in Cologne "321-2021: 1700 Years of Jewish Life in Germany e.V." was the central contact point for this. Thanks to the support of the association, it was possible to realise this project, an app on Jewish life in Trier.