Jewish Community of Švėkšna

The museum expert Monika Žąsytienė from Švėkšna (Lithuania) has published an important book with the title “The Jewish Community of Švėkšna from the 17th to

Simonsohn Shop

Stories from Allenstein part 1

Olsztyn in Poland, Allenstein was the centre of southern East Prussia. In this series we tell stories of Allenstein Jews with photos owned by their

Offenbach Koenigsberg Books

Part 4 Searching for traces

After the end of the war, the stolen libraries reached Offenbach, the Offenbach Archival Depot (photo). This was the central collection point for the literature

Kibbuz Lavi Lewin Stories

More hidden History stories

Avraham Lewin from the Kibbutz Lavi has told the story of his family in a Hebrew book. Translated the title is “Life Story” He was born

Ostpreussen Briefe von Toni

Hidden history books

Yael Naaman from Jerusalem has told the story of her family by means of an extensive correspondence and compiled as a Hebrew book. Translated the title

Visit in Jerusalem Shirun Grumach

Part 3 Searching for traces

In search of traces of the Königsberg library, the association “Jews in East Prussia” drove to Jerusalem and visited Dr. Irene Shirun-Grumach on 9 February

Books Synagogue Koenigsberg

Where did the books disappear to?

As early as the summer of 1938, Nazi authorities ordered that all Jewish libraries be registered. The order for the Reichspogromnacht also meant that archive

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