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

Simonsohn Shop
Photo: CAHJP Jerusalem, RP 205 Grumach

Paulina Mendelsohn (born 1882 in Allenstein), married in 1898 the owner of the large shop, the merchant Louis Simonson. At that time, wedding pictures were not yet common. For the engagement one gave each other a picture. The photo of Paulina was probably taken on this occasion.

Shop Simonson Mendelsohn today
Site of Simonson Shop in 2019


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