Vištytis – oldest map discoverd

In the search for the origin of the Jews in East Prussia, one repeatedly comes across the border town of Vištytis. It was located directly on the border to East Prussia, today in Lithuania, not far from the border triangle of Kaliningrad (Russian Federation), Poland and Lithuania. Now we came across the oldest map of Wistinetz (1855) that is known to us.

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Synagogue of Neishtot Tavrik saved

For a long time the fate of the abandoned synagogue building in the middle of the town was uncertain, but in 2014 the building was declared a historical monument and we were glad to see the building secured against further decay during a visit in October 2020.

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In Memory of Kurt and Hildegard

We thank this foundation for its support this year! In times of persecution and humiliation by the German nation the founder survived with the help of sincere individuals and the Bosch company and escaped extermination as almost the only one in his family. Out of gratitude for their own happiness and the help of private and business friends in difficult life situations, the widow Hildegard Losten initiated the foundation.

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Index of Jews in Königsberg evaluated

We are pleased to announce that thanks to the cooperation of Ralph Salinger in Israel (JewishVilkaviskis.org) and Michael Leiserowitz from the Association of Jews in East Prussia, another source has been added to the database "Jews in Königsberg". It will one day become the basis for an information centre on Jews in Königsberg.

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Genealogy – hints

Meanwhile there are more fascinating sites to find the fate of individual persons. You can also search by address - Who all lived at a particular address in 1938? Check…

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Summer Camp in Vištytis, Lithuania 2019

Vištytis (Polish: Wisztyniec, German: Wystiten, Yiddish: ווישטינעץ Vishtinets) was a dynamic shtetel (town) on the border with East Prussia, with a Polish, Prussian, French, Russian, Soviet and Lithuanian history. https://youtu.be/Soc4iK2PjYQ…

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