The proportion of Jews in Germany’s largest cities was much higher than the Reich average. This map demonstrates the substantial growth in that proportion between 1871 and 1910—growth that alarmed Germany’s antisemites.

Jewish Population in Central European Cities (1871–1910)


Source: Based on map and data included in Monika Richarz, ed., Jüdisches Leben in Deutschland: Selbstzeugnisse zur Sozialgeschichte des Kaiserreich. Stuttgart: DVA, 1979, vol. 2, p. 21; reprinted in Steven M. Lowenstein et al., Integration in Dispute 1871–1918. German-Jewish History in Modern Times, Michael A. Meyer with Michael Brenner, eds., vol. 3. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997, p. 30. Cartography by Gabriel Moss for GHDI, 2021.

Gabriel Moss