The History of Cologne

The History of Cologne

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

#57 Shadow and Light: The Jewish Community in Cologne in the 12th Century

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Between prejudices and a changing world, we explore the bridges and barriers that shaped the coexistence of Jews and Christians in medieval Cologne of the 12th century. From the challenges of everyday life to the hopes for a better future, we trace the history of Cologne's Jews and their role in the city's history. Immerse yourself in a time of change, conflict and courage as we explore the multi-layered history of the Jewish community in medieval Cologne.


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About this podcast

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: 2nd half of 12th century.

by Willem Fromm


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