Our current research on Šakiai, a formerly large Jewish-dominated town in the border region with East Prussia.

131 taxable merchants and craftsmen, the vast majority of them Jews, lived in 71 houses in Szaki (today: Š​akiai in Lithuania) in 1821. In an old tax list one can learn which professions were represented in the town and who lived with whom under one roof. Perhaps there is also an old map of the town, which could help to illustrate this list?

The work on the list is still going on. But already now it can be revealed that there were many grain merchants in the town, but also several glaziers and even a bookbinder.  

wooden houses in Sakiai 2022
Jewish Cemetery Sakiai nearby city center 2022