Paul-Arnsberg-Platz  , 60314 Frankfurt am Main
Paul-Arnsberg-Platz ,
60314 Frankfurt am Main
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Paul Arnsberg Memorial Stele

From the end of the 19th century, Frankfurt’s East End became the area favored by Jews expelled from Eastern Europe, who established numerous prayer rooms and social services there.1 In the course of the recent restructuring of this quarter, Paul-Arnsberg-Platz (Paul Arnsberg Square) was dedicated in 2010 as a place to honor this history. One year later sculptor Clemens M. Strugalla’s triangular, stainless steel stele was set up. The unpretentious column contains Arnsberg’s engraved portrait along with an informative text and stylized motifs symbolizing Jewish holidays and Jewish life in Frankfurt’s East End.2 Attorney and historian Paul Arnsberg, a longtime Jewish Community board member, promoted understanding between Germans and Jews. He is best known for his documentation of the history of Jews in Frankfurt and the State of Hessen.
  1. Heuberger, Rachel; Krohn, Helga (1988): Hinaus aus dem Ghetto. Juden in Frankfurt am Main, 1800-1950. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer, S. 138.
  2. Zu Ehren von Paul Arnsberg. Die Stadt erinnert mit einer Stele an den Historiker. In: Jüdische Allgemeine - Wochenzeitung für Politik, Kultur und Jüdisches Leben, 09.06.2011. Accessible online at . Zuletzt geprüft am 30.11.2011, S. 1.