New Exhibition on recent Yiddish Finds: Vom “Kalten Keller” und falschen Versprechungen – Neue jiddische Funde aus dem Mittelalter

Erfurt, Small Synagogue, 03 August 2023 – 13 October 2023

In recent years, a number of medieval objects with Yiddish texts or inscriptions have been newly discovered and examined. These include two finds from Thuringia: A Yiddish private letter of the 15thcentury from Mühlhausen and the only known medieval Yiddish building inscription from Erfurt so far. And some of the slate tablets from the former Jewish quarter in Cologne also show Yiddish inscriptions. These new medieval finds on Jewish everyday history are shown together here for the first time and placed in the history of the Yiddish language as well as its everyday writing.


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Maria Stürzebecher (July 14, 2023). New Exhibition on recent Yiddish Finds: Vom “Kalten Keller” und falschen Versprechungen – Neue jiddische Funde aus dem Mittelalter. medievalJewishStudiesNow! Retrieved July 18, 2024 from https://doi.org/10.58079/ri55


About Maria Stürzebecher

I am the curator of the Museum Old Synagogue in Erfurt and scientific coordinator for the UNESCO World Heritage application Jewish-Medieval Heritage in Erfurt. Since 2012, I am editing the series "Erfurter Schriften zur Jüdischen Geschichte"; in 2020, the 6th volume "Ritual Objects in Ritual Contexts." was published. I studied History of Arts, Archaeology, Sociology and History and wrote my PhD thesis about the medieval Erfurt Treasure, which was published in 2009 entitled „Der Schatzfund aus der Erfurter Michaelisstrasse – Mittelalterliche Goldschmiedearbeiten als Zeugnisse jüdischen Lebens in Erfurt“.