Cranz (today Zelenogradsk)
The summer months were spent at the coastal
resort of Cranz, where many families had built
summer villas. In addition, there were kosher restaurants, such as the Pension Mazi. The majority of the Jewish children in Königsberg who were born in the summer months around the turn of the century were born in Cranz. In 1911, the summer synagogue donated by the banker Marx was dedicated.
80. Summerhouse of the Marx Family in Cranz
82. The hotel owner Masie in a wig. She ran a kosher pension in Cranz and a hotel in Königsberg
81. Synagogue in Cranz
86. Marie and Hanna Königsberger in Cranz
85. The Königsberger family
83. The Lepehne family on the Courian Spit
84. Postcard from Cranz from Ida Schoenfeld, 1908
87. Troupe of people on the beach in Cranz 1909
Pictures of the ruin of the former Synagogue of Cranz in the postwar Selenogradsk, when foreigners had no access to this area. Source: New Zelenogradsk.ru – public and business site of Zelenogradsk, Kaliningrad region and other
The Shiller, Segall and Sandelowski families came from the border town of Wistiten (today Vistytis in Lithuania). Relatives went to the East Prussian town of Seckenburg and some to Berlin. Before World War I, some emigrated to Canada and later followed up with parts of the family. Cecilie Shiller, a born Segall, came back to East Prussia in the early 1930s with her son Marvin to visit her sister Anna. Here you can see them strolling along the seafront in Cranz. The children of Marvin, who is still small here, live in Montral and Toronto today, they provided us with this picture.