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The town of Buttenheim has a legacy, the famous Levi Strauss

The approx. 3000 inhabitants of Buttenheim did not suspect for a long time that Levi Strauss originally came from there. Only a letter from America, which asked the then mayor in 1983 for information about the birthplace of the jeans inventor, triggered intensive research. An entry in the birth register of the Buttenheim Jewish community and an emigration certificate from the Bamberg State Archives finally proved that Levi Strauss spent his first 18 years of life in Buttenheim. Continue reading The town of Buttenheim has a legacy, the famous Levi Strauss