Current research on Šakiai
Šakiai: The work on the list is still going on. But already now it can be revealed that there were many grain merchants in the town, but also several glaziers and even a bookbinder.
Nathan Grumach – Son, Notary and Cantor in Barczewo/Wartenburg
Since he had a beautiful voice, he liked to help out in the synagogue and sing there for services when he came home for Shabbat.
Mehlsack / Pieniężno
The small brick synagogue was built in 1860 in what was then Wormditter Street.
80 YEARS DEPORTATION
80 years ago, the first deportation train, which brought Jews from Königsberg, Tilsit and Allenstein to their death in Minsk, headed for its terrible destination. On the evening of June 24 1942 men, women and children had boarded the wagons.