Vilkaviskis during the
First World War 1914-1918
During WW1 Vilkovishk passed several times from one administration to another, the Jews suffering from abuse and maltreatment by Russian soldiers, and many left. During the German occupation (1915-1918) the Jews, like every one else, suffered from the various restrictive edicts of occupation rule and Jewish community life was paralyzed. The Jewish Bendet Rabinovitz was the mayor of Vilkovishk during these years.
2 feldpost cards of Wilkowischki (Now Vilkaviškis, Lithuania), both sent in 1916 from the feldpost station 209. Both pictures are taking the old town square and taken by the same photographer A. Kühlewind (or Kühlewindt), but the first one from the publisher Kahan&Co and the second one from Gebrüder Hochland.
A small town in Southern Lithuania
Where the Jewish Community is no more