Königsberg Chewra Kadischa

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.

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,

Travels to the Sources 2020

Excursions through East and West Prussia. These places changed their rulers several times in history, which also had an impact on the migration of Jews overseas and within Prussia.

Invitation to exhibition

Online Exhibition

We invite you to take the opportunity to visit the exhibition of 2017! Learn more about the little known aspects of life in Königsberg at

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Initiatives in Poland

Increased cooperation with local initiatives will lead to more and more research results from Polish being made available in English and German to descendants living all over the world.

Kurt und Hildegard Löwenstein/Losten Stiftung

In Memory of Kurt and Hildegard

In times of persecution and humiliation by the German nation he 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.

Mikwe old and new in Koenigsberg

The Mikveh for Kaliningrad

The Mikveh is still waiting to be furnished in the basement of the synagogue. For the religious life of the congregation, the possibility of visiting a Mikveh is a basic need. Many Jewish women are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to fully practice their religious lives

Deutschlandfunk Beitrag Sander

German radio: A landmark of Jewish life

Original sounds (in German) of the descendants of the Jews from Königsberg and community members can be heard at the opening. And it is about the developments and plans around this outstanding building in the first year of its existence.

Meeting in Berlin about Museum in Kaliningrad

Talks in Berlin about Kaliningrad

(Translated from German, FB post of East Prussian State Museum SEP 20 2019) Last November, after a few years, the Königsberg Synagogue was reopened after

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