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German Jews Today

Leonard Freed documents the daily lives of Jews returning to Germany after the Holocaust

Leonard Freed

Leonard Freed A street in the Jewish quarter, on the corner of the street is their 'kosher' butchers shop. Frankfurt, Germany. 1961. © Leonard Freed | Magnum Photos
Leonard Freed Members of the Jewish Association gather in the social club for Simchat Thora Ball. Cologne, Germany. 1961. © Leonard Freed | Magnum Photos
Leonard Freed A Jewish man becomes the President of a small town shooting club. Munsterland, Germany. 1961. © Leonard Freed | Magnum Photos
Leonard Freed The exterior of the newly built Synagogue. Dusseldorf, Germany. 1961. © Leonard Freed | Magnum Photos
Leonard Freed The 13-year-old Joachim Berdach receiving gifts and good wishes from his mother and aunts, to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah. Dusseldorf, Germany. 1961. © Leonard Freed | Magnum Photos
Leonard Freed This woman who was born in Poland and was a member of the Auschwitz concentration camp, remained in Germany after the liberation of the camps. On her arm is the tattooed number of her camp registra (...)
Leonard Freed Dr Herbert Lewin, professor of medicine, in his final years he practised at the Woman's Clinic at Offenbach, Mainz and is a leading figure in the Jewish Association and Director of the Central Comm (...)
Leonard Freed Walter Seligmann, an insurance inspector. Mainz, Germany. 1961. © Leonard Freed | Magnum Photos
Leonard Freed A Jewish kosher butcher's shop, the main supplier for the local Jewish community. Frankfurt, Germany. 1961. © Leonard Freed | Magnum Photos