Update: At SEP 24 2021 Opening of the Museum of Local History in the building of the synagogue in Susz (Poland) the former West and
In a private album in Germany is the following class photo from Ortelsburg (today Szczytno / Poland) from 1886 was found. The girls are probably
Excursions through East and West Prussia. These places changed their rulers several times in history, which also had an impact on the migration of Jews overseas and within Prussia.
We like to share this initiatives on the history of the Jews in Zalewo and have therefore translated this issue from Polish into English.
Increased cooperation with local initiatives will lead to more and more research results from Polish being made available in English and German to descendants living all over the world.
We publish a new article about the Jewish cemetery of Dzierzgoń (in German: Christburg), Poland
(Note: The city belonged to East Prussia from 1922-1945, before that, since the Polish partition of 1772, it belonged to West Prussia).
The Jewish cemetery in Mikołajki (the East Prussian Nikolaiken) from the year 1881 is one of the few preserved Jewish burial places in Masuria. Several dozen gravestones with Hebrew and German inscriptions can still be seen today. In October 2019, students from the Masurian city of Mrągowo (Sensburg) had a practical learning unit here, combined with a help mission.
In October 2019, the Blusztyn Association updated its publication on Jewish life in the city of Rastenburg and published it in English. The Association Jews
Now we have two pages about Preussisch Holland in East Prussia (Pasłek in Poland). 1) List of 115 names of Jews from the cemetery register,
Paul Hecht was cantor in Rastenburg, later in Berlin. He survived the Theresienstadt camp, worked in Berlin after the war (photo) and emigrated to America.