Since he had a beautiful voice, he liked to help out in the synagogue and sing there for services when he came home for Shabbat.
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)
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
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.
We are sad to have just heard about Hanoch (Heiny) Ellert’s passing.
He has reported about the fate of Jews from Heydekrug and Žemaičių Naumiestis in a video.
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. (….)
In a private album in Germany is the following class photo from Ortelsburg (today Szczytno / Poland) from 1886 was found. The girls are probably
We are looking for a photographer from Eydtkuhnen in New York, Else Newman née Kamnitzer 1912-1999
The catalog of the exhibition “Jews in Königsberg at the turn of the century” is now online! Link to the English edition >> Link to
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