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.

Neuhaeuser Youth Camp

Jewish holiday home Neuhäuser

In the early summer of 1921 a Jewish children’s holiday home was built in Neuhäuser, which was based on a generous foundation by the couple

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.

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

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

Labiau Synagoge 1930

Synagogue in Labiau

A picture of the synagogue in Labiau (today Polessk in Russia) was found. The local historian Svetlana Chelnokova reports on her page “Sites of Jewish

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

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