The town of Memel was before 1923 a part of East Prussia (Ostpreussen), today it belongs to Lithuania, the Lithuanian Name is Klaipeda.
Memel Schuetzenhaus
Schützenhaus in Memel/Klaipeda, Šaulių g. 36, once the traditional festival hall for Purim or Chanuka events of the Jewish community and for the Bar Kochba Sports Club


The Illusion of a transmigrative Existence.
Jews in Memel in the 20th Centuryie

Publication of the Nord Ost Institut (Institute of History of Germans in North Eastern Europe, University of Hamburg), Volume 10

Author: Ruth Leiserowitz, Pdf-File, 27 pages download >>

Stadt Memel Nordost-Archiv


  • Introduction
  • Sourses
  • Interface between East and West
  • The New Upturn
  • Statistics
  • Economics
  • School
  • Linguistic Usage
  • Life within associations
  • Jewish Life
  • Society
  • Threatening Signs
  • Escape
  • Futile Attempts to Find a Way Out
  • Extermination
  • Memel without Jews
  • Summary
Essay in English