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This print depicts the Jewish Ghetto of Frankfurt after a disastrous fire in 1711, known as the Great Ghetto Fire of 1711. Four people died and many valuable items were lost, in addition to several buildings and the synagogue that burned down.

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Schweyer, Jeremias Paul: View of the Judengasse in Frankfurt-am-Main after the fire (of January 14, 1711), Leo Baeck Institute, 80.229a.