3 covers of books about escape from East Prussia

Intercontinental memories

Many of these books have been published by very small publishing houses, and other escape accounts have been published only in private settings. We are grateful for further tips.

Smolanski shop Heydekrug

Jewish merchants – lecture

Feb 21 2023 On the occasion of the World Tourist Guide Day a lecture on “Jewish merchants, their goods and business in Königsberg and the region”

5 persons in old family picture of Hans Leiserowitz

Farewell to Königsberg

We are looking for example stories of families and individuals who had to flee from Königsberg, Tilsit, Insterburg, Gumbinnen or Eydtkuhnen, Region Northern East Prussia.

Yeshiva of Telšiai

Yeshiva Building of Telsiai in Lithuania. Ruth and Michael Leiserowitz spoke with the museum staff on Monday, March 6, about the challenges and opportunities of an exhibition on the Jewish history of this specific place in this special space.

smoking charcoal pile

Wood tar from Šakiai

The first results of the evaluation of the tax lists of the village Šakiai (Szaki), Lithuania for the years 1821-1836

Short Film ‘Noch Am Leben’ (Still Alive)

A stunning short film from Australia by an artist about her great aunt who meets herself every night on the beach of the East Prussian Baltic Sea, where her sister, who protected her, stayed.

Web Site 2023

January 2023 – we are currently rebuilding our website – we kindly ask for your patience!
ינואר 2023 – אנו משנים כעת את אתר האינטרנט שלנו – אנו מבקשים את סבלנותכם

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


Synagogues in East Prussia A-Z

Please add pictures that are still missing, or add better pictures. info@jewsineastprussia.de German Name (former East Prussia), picture, below: postwar name + country, PL =