Visual Archive Online

The Institute for the History of the German Jews invites you to browse its digital media collections.

Comprised of over 2,000 images, IGdJ’s digital collections provide scholars new avenues to explore German- and European-Jewish history. The bulk of available images illustrate Jewish history in Hamburg, providing photographic evidence of the city’s robust and richly diverse Jewish life. Additional images showcase synagogues, schools, cemeteries, Jewish communities, individuals, and daily life. Moreover, users can also access images from the National Socialist and post-WII periods.

The IGdJ digital image archive is designed to allow researchers ease of use and can be accessed in-house or remotely from home. All images and other visual source material are accompanied by informative background information and are authorized for personal research and use.

To access the IGdJ digital image archive, or submit a user request, please click here: