Conference Proceeding: The Role of the Court Jew in Southern Germany

Laemmle Seligmann (d. 1742) was the Court Jew in Weikersheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, where his responsibilities to the prince included horse trading. Laemmle was respected and beloved by the townspeople of his day and remains a renowned icon of the town today. Marga Hirsch, Laemmle’s 7-times great-granddaughter, will speak about the role of the Court Jew and about Laemmle’s particular history.