Re: Lithuania / Russia city called "Mempsi #lithuania #russia

Jill Whitehead

Kurdikos Naumestis was part of Suwalki Gubernia in NE Poland during much of the 19th century. It went into Lithuania in 1919 as part of the WW2 Peace Settlement. It was on the border with what was Konigsberg, and is now Kaliningrad, and was also known as Neustadt Werwindt in German - it was part of New East Prussia in late 18th and early 19th century.It was known for its rabbinical seminary. Rabbi Salis Daiches, a well known between- the- wars 20th century Scottish rabbi in Edinburgh, and known as the "Chief Rabbi" of Scotland, came from there. 

Jill Whiteehad, Surrey, UK

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