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

Mikveh zoom in

First pictures of the Mikveh

In January 2020 we were able to take a look at the shell of the mikveh, which is located in the basement of the recently inaugurated synagogue in Kaliningrad. Now the city of Kaliningrad has got a centre for a Jewish identity as a community again. Let’s hope to be able to further complete the dream that has recently come true.

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.

Jewish Walking Tour Cutout

Walk through Jewish Koenigsberg

We invite you to discover the Jewish Königsberg in Kaliningrad. The first brochure describes the residential area where most of the Jews in the city

Mikwe old and new in Koenigsberg

The Mikveh for Kaliningrad

The Mikveh is still waiting to be furnished in the basement of the synagogue. For the religious life of the congregation, the possibility of visiting a Mikveh is a basic need. Many Jewish women are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to fully practice their religious lives

Deutschlandfunk Beitrag Sander

German radio: A landmark of Jewish life

Original sounds (in German) of the descendants of the Jews from Königsberg and community members can be heard at the opening. And it is about the developments and plans around this outstanding building in the first year of its existence.

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 …….

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