A small town in Southern Lithuania
Where the Jewish Community is no more

Under Prussian Rule 1795 - 1807
When the Prussians occupied the Suvalkiya and founded New East Prussia, they tried incorporating the Jews into their bureaucracy. They distributed a letter of protection to each (proper tax-paying) Jewish family head. This happened especially in 1798, and part of this bureaucratic act was that every Jew who received such a letter had to write his first name and patronymic. The year of birth, occupation and place of residence, and the number of his letter of protection were put on a list.

This site was built by Ralph Salinger of Kfar Ruppin, Israel
It is built to the glory of the Jewish Community of Vilkkaviskis
You can contact me with any comments at,il