In 1895, Frankfurt’s Ostend district had the highest percentage of Jewish residents of any district of Frankfurt – 45%. Many of them were immigrants from eastern Europe. Frankfurt’s largest synagogue was consecrated on Friedberger Anlage in 1907. There were social and religious institutions such as Torah schools, soup kitchens, hospitals and kindergartens. The Ostend district was a place of refuge for Jewish people from the area around Frankfurt during the Nazi period. The wholesale market, or Großmarkthalle, served as the mass deportation centre in 1941/1942. After the war, Jewish life slowly began to take root again in Ostend.
Take our Ostend tour to experience the Jewish history of this city district. Send enquiries to Gottfried.Kößler@stadt-frankfurt.de.