New book about Schwarzort

A new book in Lithuania about Schwarzort on the Curonian Spit, the popular holiday resort for Jewish families in the 19th century. Now translated from Lithuanian into German.

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.

Memorial Jurbakas Memel

The New Memorial in Jurbakas

The Synagogue Square Memorial dedicated to the Jewish Community of Yurburg (Jurbakas/Lithuania) has been opened at JUL 19 2019. This impressive and significant monument is based

Lauknen Synagoge Detail

From Laukuva to Heydekrug

Some days after German invasion to Lithuania, on Sunday, June 29, 1941 men from the German SS- unit Heydekrug (East Prussia) arrived in Laukuva (Lithuania).

Jewish Community of Švėkšna

The museum expert Monika Žąsytienė from Švėkšna (Lithuania) has published an important book with the title “The Jewish Community of Švėkšna from the 17th to

Russ Synagoge und Schiffsanlegestelle

The Interfaces of our History

On this page you will also find texts from the time when we asked research questions at the beginning (about 20 years ago) and in

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