Compact Memory is a German language database that provides PDF’s of articles from Jewish German periodicals from the 18th and 19th centuries.
There are two ways to navigate the database. You can use the “Bibliothek” which lists all the periodical titles in alphabetical order. Click on a title, publication year and then the desired volume.
You can also do a search or “Suche” for keywords to retrieve the desired document. Compact Memory offers three types of searches. The “einfache Suche” is a just a simple, Google-like search. The “erweiterte Suche” allows you to limit your search by periodical and publication information, such as the year of publication. Finally, the “Expertensuche” allows multiple terms in different bibliographic fields (such as author or title) to be searched.
Currently, the search feature is only available for a small number of the periodicals contained in the database.
Posted by Moshe Schapiro.