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The publication “Jews in Klaipėda (Memel)” presents an extensive collection of photographs selected from an exhibition first shown in Klaipėda in 2005 and later in other cities and even other countries. It presents previously unpublished documents and photographs about the activities of the Jews of Mémel in the 19th and 20th centuries up to the Second World War.
Most of the Jews from Mémel and its surroundings were murdered in the Holocaust. It seemed impossible to reconstruct the Jewish history. To this day, all over the world, on all five continents, there are Jewish families whose past is connected with Klaipėda. They have gone through their photo albums and shared their pictures.
This is therefore the first attempt to present the Jewish history of Mémel in words and pictures. It is obvious that the Litvaks, the Jews from Lithuania, were an integral part of the Memel community throughout the period. This publication is intended for all who are interested in Jewish history. The author hopes that it will help fill in the gaps in the history of the city of Klaipėda, the region and the Jewish minority.