Deportation Train Koensigsberg

80 YEARS DEPORTATION

80 years ago, the first deportation train, which brought Jews from Königsberg, Tilsit and Allenstein to their death in Minsk, headed for its terrible destination. On the evening of June 24 1942 men, women and children had boarded the wagons.

Synagogue Schmalleningken

Schmalleningken / Smalininkai

The town had almost an urban appearance because of the customs revenues and the lively trade with its hotels, inns and stores. The Memel River was the important transport and trade artery for timber and flax imports from the interior of the continent to the Baltic Sea (via the ports of Memel or Königsberg)

Logo Museum Kaliningrad Synagogue

The museum enters the web

JUN 2022 – Now it is on its way, hurrah! APR 2022 – How does a museum enter the web? Sometimes faster than the exhibition

Etta and Tobias Israelit

Jews in Memel – Pdf available

This is therefore the first attempt to present the Jewish history of Mémel in words and pictures. It is obvious that the Litvaks, the Jews from Lithuania, were an integral part of the Memel community throughout the period. This publication is intended for all who are interested in Jewish history. The author hopes that it will help fill in the gaps in the history of the city of Klaipėda, the region and the Jewish minority.

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