Synagogue Schmalleningken

Schmalleningken / Smalininkai

The town had almost an urban appearance because of the customs revenues and the lively trade with its hotels, inns and stores. The Memel River was the important transport and trade artery for timber and flax imports from the interior of the continent to the Baltic Sea (via the ports of Memel or Königsberg)

Synagogue Kaliningrad Museum

Museum Media Production

These days we are combining historical photos and interviews with media designers to create a collage that will tell visitors about the fates of boys

Display in Museum

Museum Construction December

Israel – descendants of the great Königsberg banking family Marx lend an old family item to the exhibition. Leipzig – the first model of the small “show houses” for stories about Jews of the city of Königsberg is hanging.

Eva Maidenbaum and friends in Memel

Memel Album (was) in Preparation

However, all over the world, there are Jewish families who connect their roots with today’s Klaipeda. They managed to flee Europe at the end of the 1930s. In their language, they also took with them memories of their old hometown. (….)

Gruenberg Family Girls

Family Grünbaum in Ortelsburg

In a private album in Germany is the following class photo from Ortelsburg (today Szczytno / Poland) from 1886 was found. The girls are probably

Exhibition Jews in Konigsberg

Online Catalog is ready

The catalog of the exhibition “Jews in Königsberg at the turn of the century” is now online! Link to the English edition >> Link to

Plantage street in Königsberg

Wanted: Families Lossau and Spicker

Wanted: Family of Gustav Lossau (born 1904 in Königsberg).The locksmith Gustav Lossau had a Jewish wife Edith Eva Spicker.Together with their five children, the family

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