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Goldener Spiegel

Width at front: c. 2.10 metres

The Goldener Spiegel with its front and rear buildings was built during the 17th century. It is not possible to date its construction precisely, but it does not appear in the structural history of Judengasse until very late.
Little is known of the individual occupants of the house. In any event, they did not play a prominent role in the life of the Jewish community. The visitation lists for 1709 show the house together with its rear building as crowded, with some 50 individuals in seven families. This was despite the fact that the house with its frontal width of little over two metres was one of the smaller houses in the Judengasse. As a result, it was also one of the most crowded.
In the great fires in the Judengasse in 1711, 1721 and 1796 the house was destroyed three times. It was rebuilt after the first two fires, but after the 1796 fire it was decided to redevelop the entire northern end of the Judengasse on spacious lines, in the course of which the house disappeared finally.


© Jüd. Museum Frankfurt 1992-2002 /  Sources