New book about Schwarzort

A new book in Lithuania about Schwarzort on the Curonian Spit, the popular holiday resort for Jewish families in the 19th century. Now translated from Lithuanian into German.

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Christburg – today Dzierzgoń

We publish a new article about the Jewish cemetery of Dzierzgoń (in German: Christburg), Poland (Note: The city belonged to East Prussia from 1922-1945, before that, since the Polish partition of 1772, it belonged to West Prussia).

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First pictures of the Mikveh

In January 2020 we were able to take a look at the shell of the mikveh, which is located in the basement of the recently inaugurated synagogue in Kaliningrad. Now the city of Kaliningrad has got a centre for a Jewish identity as a community again. Let's hope to be able to further complete the dream that has recently come true.

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Kaliningrad: News from the Old Cemetery

12 January 2020: The so-called Old Jewish Cemetery in Königsberg continues to send signals to us. With every visit we find new gravestones, this time a couple known to us was present - because they had bought entrance tickets for the opening of the synagogue in 1896.

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