History of the Central Council of Jews in Germany
At the time of foundation there were still some 15,000 Jews living in Germany. A Directorate of four people took charge of the affairs of this umbrella organization. 15 representatives of the communities formed a board known as the Council. Frankfurt became the first seat of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, although it later moved to Düsseldorf and then Bonn. Since 1 April 1999 the Central Council of Jews in Germany has maintained its headquarters in Berlin.