Paul Hecht am Pult in Berlin

Paul Hecht was cantor in Rastenburg, later in Berlin. He survived the Theresienstadt camp, worked in Berlin after the war (photo) and emigrated to America.

Rastenburg is a municipality of East Prussia, which belongs today to Poland and is called Kętrzyn The Heimatverein Blusztyn takes care of the history of the village and publishes a very detailed series of publications.

In September 2017 the 8th edition was dedicated to the topic “Jews in Rastenburg”. The editor Cezary Korenc gave us a copy in April 2019 so that we could report on it, thank you a lot!

Titel einer Zeitschrift zu Rastenburg

The brochure is in Polish. It contains all previous publications on the subject. Very useful is the reprint of a list of all Jewish inhabitants before the war, as it was published in Dec. 1997 by Wolfgang Zeihe in the Heimatbrief “Rund um die Rastenburg”. Also a street directory with pictures of shops of Jewish owners, advertisements and memorabilia.

Post Card Symagogue Rastenburg