“[…] one had to visit the large events which were organized to benefit the ssociation for the support of the sick. It was a real honour to appear at one of them; no one missed them who had any chance of attending, whether he may have belonged to the liberal, orthodox, or Polish synagogue. The festivities began on Sundays by around 4 PM, at which time the guests moved to playing cards in the lobbies of the ballroom, and that included Dr. Bamberger. Along with everybody else he played a bit, until 8 o’clock, when the meal began. Oh, but what could the finest meal have meant when compared to the delicious pleasure which everyone awaited from the after dinner speech of Dr. Bamberger! […]”
Rabbi Dr. Isaac Bamberger (1834–1896). He came from Angenrod, in Hessia.
Title page of the annual report of the “Benevolent Society for Sick Russian Israelites”
Letterhead of the “Israeli Association for the Care of the Sick and for Funerals.”
Help for Jewish emigrants.
Offer from the Königsberg office of the Hamburg America Line
The mayor of Königsberg, on the occasion of the synagogue inauguration in 1896:
Excerpts from the speech of the mayor Mr. Brinkmann, which is recorded in the festschrift 25th anniversary of the synagogue inauguration in 1921 by Joseph Rosenthal.
How the Perlmann family remembers Königsberg. The big family reunion 2006 in Israel
The merchant Max Mordechai Perlmann came from Minsk to Königsberg. He was a penniless youth when he arrived and became very young a successful grain merchant. He ran an association and a shelter to look after and care for Jewish refugees from Russia.
We had been in contact with descendants of this large family for many years.
In January 2017 we met in Israel with the descendants of the Perlmann family, who organized 2006 the big family day for 260 descendants. How to tell the story of living conditions in the 19th century.
Aug 30 2006 – During the day meeting, chatting and visiting the open air exhibition
The various material was available on CD – Max and Sara Gitel Perlmann on the title page
Evening: Speeches, animated movie show, special composed songs etc.
Humorously, old photos have been used as templates for animation, young family members take the speaking role of the ancestors.