In Memory of Kurt and Hildegard

In times of persecution and humiliation by the German nation he survived with the help of sincere individuals and the Bosch company and escaped extermination as almost the only one in his family. Out of gratitude for their own happiness and the help of private and business friends in difficult life situations, the widow Hildegard Losten initiated the foundation.

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The Mikveh for Kaliningrad

The Mikveh is still waiting to be furnished in the basement of the synagogue. For the religious life of the congregation, the possibility of visiting a Mikveh is a basic need. Many Jewish women are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to fully practice their religious lives

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Heiny Ellert’s Testimony – Heydekrug

The city of Heydekrug in East Prussia (formerly Germany, today Lithuania) has a special history. In 1941 Heydekrug took the initiative and took Jews from the newly conquered areas across the border to run their own concentration camp in the village for a few years. So it happened that well-known former Heydekrugers met their old neighbours as work slaves.

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Operation in Nikolaiken – Mikołajki

The Jewish cemetery in Mikołajki (the East Prussian Nikolaiken) from the year 1881 is one of the few preserved Jewish burial places in Masuria. Several dozen gravestones with Hebrew and German inscriptions can still be seen today. In October 2019, students from the Masurian city of Mrągowo (Sensburg) had a practical learning unit here, combined with a help mission.

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Nordenburg Interwar Period

Nordenburg, today Krylowo in the Kaliningrad region (Russian Federation), the town is located directly north of the border to Poland. There were 13 Jewish families living in Nordenburg during the interwar period, presumably…

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Jews of Preussisch Holland

Now we have two pages about Preussisch Holland in East Prussia (Pasłek in Poland). 1) List of 115 names of Jews from the cemetery register, 1851 to 1907 – from…

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