Download a book about Jewish citizens at Fritzlar, a town in Northern Hesse, 1933-1949

ISBN 978-3-8334-7570-2, published in 2008, 199 pages

Paulgerhard Lohmann

The Anti-Semitic NS Racial Mania and the Fritzlar Jews 1933-1949 

This book is the translation of a second revision and supplement of Chapter 13 of the survey indicated below.  It is based on archive studies, conversations with contemporaries, and extensive correspondence.  Important official statements and laws on policies referring to Jews are listed for each year in chronological sequence. A second section then shows the disastrous impacts of these policies on the Jewish inhabitants of the small town of Fritzlar in Northern Hesse.  Biographical outlines of individual destinies emerged in this way in the context of that terrible tragedy.  A vivid admonition.


Download the entire text (PDF, 6 MB)


ISBN 3-8311-4579-2, published
in 2002, 536 pages, 45.- €

Paulgerhard Lohmann

Hier waren wir zu Hause

This is a book about 900 years of Jewish life in the town of Fritzlar in Northern Hesse. The book is written in German. In 14 chapters it shows the life of the Fritzlar Jewish community on the background of the general history of Jews in Germany. It includes a very long chapter (some 135 pages) about the holocaust and about displaced persons who lived in a camp in Fritzlar after 1945. You might use the book as a reference if you are looking for a person who has, or might have, lived in that place, because the book is the result of many years of research in archives: it gives you all available data about many hundreds of persons.

or command a mini-CDR with both texts as PDF-files 
(5.5 and 21 MB, 7 US-$): send me an e-mail :

The author sells the book at the price of 45 €, which is only the printing costs, and shipping it overseas is rather expensive, too, but we can send you a Mini-CDR with the PDF-file, which it was printed from, including all the 535 pages, all the photographs and the translation of chapter 13 into English ("Jewish fellow citizens at Fritzlar 1933-1949", see above) at the price of 7 $, shipping included. You can mail us for further information or just send us a letter with a 5 US-dollar and two 1 US-dollar bills included (no money-gram, because the cost of changing it into Euro currency would be more than 7 $)

If you want one of the printed books, then contact the author:

Paulgerhard Lohmann
Blaumühlgässchen 5e

D-34560 Fritzlar         

If you are interested in these books and if you read German you might also be pleased to find my transcription of "Abraham Avinu" (download it) from the Cambridge manuscript of 1382 (Medieval Yiddish) into modern German (PDF-File, 33 KB).

see also: German Books German version