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.

Mapping Live Kaliningrad

Genealogy – hints

Meanwhile there are more fascinating sites to find the fate of individual persons. You can also search by address – Who all lived at a

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,

Hermann Lapidas Cantor Seckenburg

Hermann Lapidas alias Hosias Rischmann

He was born in 1848 in Vilkaviškis as Hosias Rischmann and had received his education as a young man in a yeshiva in Vilnius and at Salanter in Kaunas. Since 1895 he was in charge of the congregation in Seckenburg.

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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.

Grab und Baum Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad: News from the Old Cemetery

12 January 2020: The so-called Old Jewish Cemetery in Königsberg continues to send signals to us. With every visit we find new gravestones, this time a couple known to us was present – because they had bought entrance tickets for the opening of the synagogue in 1896.

Synagoge Nordenburg Ausschnitt

Nordenburg Interwar Period

Nordenburg, today Krylowo in the Kaliningrad region (Russian Federation), the town is located directly north of the border to Poland. There were 13 Jewish families living in Nordenburg

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