The Hanukkah hit "Ner Li" was composed by a man from Königsberg!
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.
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.
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.
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…