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Jews of Vishtinets (English) | ווישטינעץ (Yiddish) | וישטיטיס (Hebrew) | Wisztyniec (Polish) | Wyschtiten, Wistiten (German) | today: Vištytis, Lithuania

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This Jewish shtetl project attempts to build a virtual intergenerational Jewish community of persons who were born and/or lived in the small town Vishtinets near the Eastprussian border.

During the years 1795-1807, Vishtinets was under Prussian Rule and during 1807-1815 part of the „Duchy of Warsaw”. From 1815, Vishtinets and the entire region were part of Czarist Empire. During World War I the Germans occupied the town. From 1918 Vishtinets belongs to Lithuania. The Jewish inhabitants were murdered by the Nazis on July 14 and September 9, 1941. The Jewish inhabitants from Vishtinets crossed the border very often. They had business in Koenigsberg, Tilsit and other towns or visited relatives, who settled here after 1812. Sometimes they followed their neighbours, business partners or relatives and settled in East Prussian places too. People from Vishtinets were found extremly often in the East Prussian territory. They had a strong network. After 1860 started migration waves to US.