Israeli Ambassador To Lithuania Visits Plunge


The visit of Israeli Ambassador Amir Maimon to Plunge, Lithuania on 21 September 2016

These photos were taken by Eugenijus Bunka.

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The Plunge KehilaLink


From the Facebook Page


The July Memorial Day post from the Plunge Facebook Page



Useful Resources by Edward David Luft – A New Website

A New Website 
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This website contains links to two separate databases.  The first one is a listing of the third class railway fare from all of the train stations in Germany, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and Switzerland to le Havre and Hamburg when paid in U. S. dollars in New York or Chicago.  The second database is a gazetteer of all of the locations in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1905.

Further resources will be added to this website from time to time.

To view, click on Useful Resources by Edward David Luft. The site is managed by Eli Rabinowitz

About Edward David Luft
Edward David Luft is a regular contributor to the hard copy periodical, Avotaynu:  The International Review of Jewish Genealogy and to Gen Dobry!, available only online.  A complete list of his publications appears at
To view Edward’s talk on his book: The Jews of Posen Province in the Nineteenth Century, click here

Here are more resources from Edward David Luft on two of my JewishGen KehilaLinks:




About Eli Rabinowitz

Eli Rabinowitz is involved in Jewish community activities, filming events, photographing, researching, lecturing internationally and blogging on Jewish life and heritage; he presented a talk at the IAJGS 2015 conference in Jerusalem. Rabinowitz manages over 70 KehilaLinks for JewishGen. and led the first JewishGen Virtual Heritage Tour of Europe. He lives in Perth, Australia.


Eli and Edward David Luft at the Library Of Congress  – August 2016.

We have been corresponding since October 2013 and met last month for the first time in Washington DC.


Malat – 29 August 2016

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Times Of Israel report on the Malat Event


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Coat of arms of Molėtai
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 55°14′N 25°25′ECoordinates55°14′N 25°25′E
Country  Lithuania
Ethnographic region Aukštaitija
County Utena County COA.pngUtena County
Municipality Molėtai district municipality
Capital of Molėtai district municipality
First mentioned 1387 Feb. 17[1]
Granted city rights 1539
Population (2013)
 • Total 6,302
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Molėtai (About this sound pronunciation PolishMalaty) is a town in north eastern Lithuania. One of the oldest settlements in Lithuania, it is a popular resort for the inhabitants of Vilnius. According to the 2013 census, it had 6,302 inhabitants.

The town is located about 60 km (37 mi) north of Vilnius and 30 km (19 mi) south of Utena.


It was first mentioned as a private property of the bishop of Vilnius.

On August 29, 1941, 700 to 1,200 Jews were murdered in a mass execution perpetrated by an Einsatzgruppen of Lithuanian nationalists.[2]

In modern times the city has Molėtai Astronomical Observatory, the only such facility in Lithuania. And Lithuanian Museum of Ethnocosmology – the first such type of museum in the world.