Books for Bridges - Virtual Library of German-Jewish Intellectual HistoryAuthor: Hochschule für Jüdische Studien
The Hochschule für Jüdische Studien (College of Jewish Studies) in Heidelberg, Germany, has plans to move to a new building. In order to promote this project, which is one of a kind here in Europe, Hubert Burda launched the website "Virtuelle Bibliothek zur deutsch-jüdischen Geistesgeschichte" ("Virtual Library of German-Jewish Intellectual History"). A collection of more than 1,500 books by Jewish poets, philosophers, musicians, artists and writers who left a mark on cultural life in Germany can be found in a virtual format on the site.
Through this website, interested parties have the opportunity to invest in the vitalisation and consolidation of German-Jewish intellectual history. For a donation of 50 Euros or more, one can become a "virtual sponsor" for one of the 1,500 plus books by Jewish authors – thus making a significant contribution to the construction of the college.
This is a virtual project with tangible results: the new building is scheduled to open in September.
Franz Kafka, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, David Grossman and Amos Oz – just to name a few – are among the luminaries represented in the centuries-old tradition of German-Jewish literature, art and science. This charity project pays tribute to their memory.