Information about places outside of East Prussia that are related to the history of Jews in East Prussia

New York

Elridge Synagogue Museum

Museum at Eldridge Street, New York, Manhatten, The Museum is located in one of New York City’s most dynamic areas – at the intersection of the Lower East Side and Chinatown. What facinated us is the modern concept of the core exhibition. Here stories are told, the shared experience of leaving their homes, settling in a strange, new city, and undertaking the daily struggles that made up life on the bustling Lower East Side. Here is an example,  the Gellis couple, leaders within Eldridge Street’s congregation, philanthropists who supported the construction of hospitals and settlement houses, Just recently a photo of Isaac Gellis, one of the founders of the Eldridge Street Synagogue and the “kosher sausage king of America” was donated to the Museum by a Gellis descendant.  We like to remark, that some “heroes” of this museum did not come straight come from Eastern Europe – the spent sometime, even years in East Prussia or other German cities before they continued to America. In future, we would like to add this stories to the history (and memory) of cities like Klaipeda and Hamburg. (2018)
Link:  Gilles from Memel / Klaipeda (former East Prussia) >>
Link to the Museum >>

West Prussia

 West Prussia – Post about Excursion to different cities in 2020 >>


Jewish Cemetries in Poland, also of areas in Southern East Prussia
List of cemeteries in Poland >>



Museum “Jews in Latvia” in Riga >>



Research based on tax lists from 1821, link to post Sakiai >>

The first results of the evaluation of the tax lists Grain and Wood tar >> 


Esther (Herschman) Rechtschafner, Sveksna Our Town, with facts about the work camps in Heydekrug and the trial about it in West Germany.
Link to the very detailed article about Sveksna, a Shtetl near the East Prussian border >>

Book with the title “The Jewish Community of Švėkšna from the 17th to the 20th Century” >>


A small town in Southern Lithuania
Created by Ralph Salinger of Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin. Israel >>

Ralph Salinger’s Project Page, which describes his 15-year project
“Jewish Vilkaviskis, Discovering and preserving the past” >>


Bordertown, today Lithuania, important origin, former Litvak Shtetl
Vistytis / Wysztyten / Wischtiten – Summer Camp Clip 2019 >>
Vistytis / Wysztyten / Wischtiten – Essay about short distance migration of traders >>
Vistytis / Wysztyten / Wischtiten – People in East Prussia from this border town >>

Žemaičių Naumiestis – Lithuania

 Žemaičių Naumiestis – Synagogue OCT 2020 >>