The History of Cologne

The History of Cologne

The podcast about the history of the 2,000 years old city of Cologne in Germany

#49 Between Toleration and Persecution: Jewish Life around 1100 AD: The Pogrom of 1096 and the First Crusade

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Coexistence between the Jewish and the majority Christian population during the High Middle Ages was subject to constant changes. Long periods of almost good coexistence alternated with extremely brutal periods. One of them would happen in the year 1096. When crusaders on their way to the Holy Land passed through Cologne.


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**Sources: **

Barbara Becker-Jakli, Das jüdische Köln. Geschichte und Gegenwart, Köln 2012.

Berner, Alexander, Die Kreuzzugsbewegung am Niederrhein 1096 - um 1230, in: Internetportal Rheinische Geschichte, abgerufen unter: (abgerufen am 10.12.2022)

Carl Dietmar u. Hugo Stehkämper, Köln im Hochmittelalter. Geschichte der Stadt Köln 3, Köln 2016.

Jürgen Wilhelm (Hrsg.), Zwei Jahrtausende jüdische Kunst und Kultur, Köln 2007.


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The History of Cologne is a podcast that tells the story of Cologne, Germany. It’s a city with 2,000 years worth of history and it has so much to tell! Listen to the city growing. Dive into the early history of the city being founded by the Romans. How did it become a bustling medieval city? How did Cologne perform during Napoleon and the Industrial Revolution? And how about the Nazi time? Triweekly schedule, going chronological from the Roman roots up until today.
Where is this podcast now in the chronology: 1106 AD.
Next episode: 30th January

by Willem Fromm


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