Eva Maidenbaum and friends in Memel

Memel Album in Preparation

For an album about the Jewish Memel in Memel/Klaipėda some more photos can be added. Who can provide another photo of his ancestors?

Seminar in Silute

Seminar in Šilutė / Heydekrug

Silute/Heidekrug 16 Oct. 2020: At a seminar in Silute, Ruth Leiserowitz presents pictures from the photo album of Rita Lax. The audience could contribute many

Bank in Königsberg Marx

The East Prussian banker Marx

From a small local institution to a dominant bank. George Marx: A successful immigrant in Königsberg, in: Bankers and banks as actors in the economic, political and cultural network in (north-eastern) Europe of the 16th – 20th century

Eugen Laaser Sägewerkbesitzer

The Laaser family in Tilsit

The Laaser family in Tilsit owned several sawmills. Eugen Laaser was the president of the Tilsit Chamber of Commerce and had an art nouveau villa

Happy Birthday, Leonore!

Happy 90 th Birthday! Leonore Echt was born in 1929 in Insterburg (today Chernjachowsk, Russian Federation Kaliningrad Oblast). In Johannesburg (South Africa) we celebrated the birthday …….

Heiny Ellert

Heiny Ellert’s Testimony – Heydekrug

The city of Heydekrug in East Prussia (formerly Germany, today Lithuania) has a special history. In 1941 Heydekrug took the initiative and took Jews from the newly conquered areas across the border to run their own concentration camp in the village for a few years. So it happened that well-known former Heydekrugers met their old neighbours as work slaves.

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