Bericht ueber den Untergang der Synagogengemeinde Elbing/ Report on the Destruction of the Elbing Synagogue

Elbing Synagogue Etching

World War 2 and its aftermath was a tragic period for the inhabitants of Elbing Westpreussen (Elblag, Poland, today). It is essential to preserve and honor the history and travails of those people and their times. To quote:

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”

Albert Einstein

It is in this spirit that I am pleased to announce, courtesy of the Leo Baeck Institute, ManyRoads is able to present a transcribed version of the Bericht ueber den Untergang der Synagogengemeinde Elbing (A Report on the Destruction of the Elbing Synagogue.)  This report was written by the last Rabbi of the Elbing Synagogue- Siegbert Neufeld.  It details the final days of the Elbing Synagogue.  You may download a copy of this report for your own personal use (Please honor and request rights for any reproduction use of these materials through the Leo Baeck Institute.).