With the generous support of the Minerva Stiftung, Dr. Kerstin von der Krone, post-doctoral research fellow at the Georg Eckert Institute, was able to spend one month in Israel for research purposes. During her stay she worked closely with the Israeli partners of the research project, Prof. Dr. Zohar Shavit and Dr. Tal Kogman. She furthermore had the opportunity to visit the National Library of Israel (NLI) and the Central Archive for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP).
The NLI holds one of the most complete collections in existence of nineteenth-century literature on Judaism, including Jewish textbooks, prayer books, educational writings and further contemporary literature and provides access to the relevant research literature. The CAHJP holds significant collections originating from numerous German-Jewish communities and educators, which are of great value for our research project.