Lecture: From the Mission to Conceptualize a Museum. The Jewish History of Königsberg in Kaliningrad

Ostpreußisches Landesmuseum, Wikimedia Commons

May 10 2023 – 6.30 p.m. Lecture by Ruth and Michael Leiserowitz
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Joachim Tauber
Admission: 4,00 €

at the Ostpreußisches Landesmuseum (East Prussian Regional Museum) in Lüneburg, Germany
Heiligengeistst. 38

Königsberg (today Kaliningrad in Russia) was a German city and the economic and cultural center of East Prussia until 1945. There had been a Jewish community there since the 16th century. After the founding of the German Empire in 1871, it flourished and became the third largest in Prussia after the Jewish communities in Berlin and Breslau.
On the 80th anniversary of the pogrom night, the synagogue destroyed in 1938 and now rebuilt was inaugurated in today’s Kaliningrad. Since September 2022, a permanent exhibition set up in this building tells the story of the Jews in what was then Königsberg. Ruth and Michael Leiserowitz from the association “Jews in East Prussia” have initiated this project. They present the project with many pictures.
Prof. Dr. Ruth Leiserowitz is deputy director of the German Historical Institute Warsaw and a professor for East European History at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
Michael Leiserowitz is a tourism expert and works as a guide at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN in Warsaw.
Prof. Dr. Joachim Tauber has been director of the Nordost-Institut – Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Northeast Europe (IKGN) since 2010.
Registration required by phone 04131-759950 or info@ol-lg.de.

Ostpreußisches Landesmuseum
Heiligengeistst. 38
21335 Lüneburg