The Jews of Königsberg at the turn of the 20th century

The example of a family XXL- the Eichelbaums

More than 60 people in a family picture from 1890? How can such a photo be shown in an exhibition? Our answer in the Director's Cut.

The twelve daughters and sons of the Minna and Salomon Eichelbaum Family at the 70th birthday celebration of their mother in 1890 in Königsberg

The bib Eichelbaum Family
Eichelbaum First Half Family
Benjamin und Emma Schreiber

Merchant Benjamin Schreiber with his wife Emma nee Eichelbaum. He was a member of
the “Association for the Orphanage”.

Joachim und Nathalie Eichelbaum

Merchant Joachim
Eichelbaum with his wife
Nathalie nee Landsberg.
She was active in the
“Bekleidungsverein”.

Photo of the late Salomon Eichelbaum, trader and entrepreneur in Insterburg (today Chernyachovsk).

Merchant Hartwig Lazar with his wife Heinrietta nee Eichelbaum. He belonged to the representatives of the Jewish congregation. She was active in the “Clothing Society” (Bekleidungsverein). The couple made a foundation for the orphanage.

Minna Eichelbaum

Minna Eichelbaum

Ales und Ida Eichelbaum

Merchant Alex Rosenbaum was a member of the “Association for the Orphanage”. He and his wife Ida (nee Eichelbaum) made a foundation for the orphanage.

Johanna (nee Landsberg) and Laser Eichelbaum. She was active in the “Bekleidungsverein” and very active in charity in the Jewish congregation. He was a member of the “Association for the Orphanage”. He belonged to the representatives of the Jewish congregation.

At first glance the generational change is not apparent, but the sons’ professions reveal it. The next generation had new professions.

Dr. Georg Eichelbaum became an important chemist and moved to Berlin (here with his wife Grete),

his brother Oscar was accountant  and the other brother Albert worked as an procurator.

Director's Cut

Eichelbaum Intro

More than 60 people on one photo. How can such a photograph be shown in an exhibition? We made a wall picture.