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?

Zemaiciu Naumiestis

Synagogue of Neishtot Tavrik saved

For a long time the fate of the abandoned synagogue building in the middle of the town was uncertain, but in 2014 the building was declared a historical monument and we were glad to see the building secured against further decay during a visit in October 2020.

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

Summer Camp in Vištytis, Lithuania 2019

Vištytis (Polish: Wisztyniec, German: Wystiten, Yiddish: ווישטינעץ Vishtinets) was a dynamic shtetel (town) on the border with East Prussia, with a Polish, Prussian, French, Russian,

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

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