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Former German Territories in Russia

German Province: East Prussia / Ost Prussia / Ostpreußen

Tilsit thing

Here are seven old photographic postcards of the former German town of Tilsit in East Prussia (Ostpreussen), Germany, now Sowetsk in Kaliningrad, Russia.

Tilsit adolf hiltler

We hope that by making these and other old postcards available online that they will be of interest to anyone interested in the history of Tilsit / Sowetsk or researching their Prussian, Jewish, German or Polish ancestry. 

tilsit de

tilsit ansichtskarten    tilsit pocztówki

Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia in Tilsit

We have a large and ever-changing archive of old postcards and photographs of all former German locations in present-day Poland. These pictures are available for sale at reasonable prices to anyone, anywhere in the world. We can also offer these images as high-definition digital scans and/or reprints of photographs in our collection should that be of interest. The originals of these photographs and postcards date from 1898 through to 1945. If you are looking for images for your collection or publication just complete the form here and we will let you know what images we already have of your chosen location and also keep you notified if any more become available. Related Link: Buy maps of Tilsit and this part of former East Prussia.

Tilsit Memel

Tilsit Ostpreussen

Tilsit Preussen


Useful Links: German and Polish Genealogy Research  Polish Translation


Russian Name: Sowetsk

Russian Province: Kaliningrad






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