“The photo is of my g-grandmother Therese (Tauba) Sladowsky and husband Jacob Ludwinowsky (my g-grandfather).” writes Lorraine S. from the USA.

A young married couple in Tilsit before the turn of the century: Theresa came from Wiżajny, the East Prussian-Polish border region, and had come with her parents to the Niederung district, where the family built up a good existence. Jacob’s family most likely came from Przerośl, also from the same border region. Children from Jewish immigrant families often intermarried.
Many thanks to Lorraine for this beautiful photograph (in March 2024).