A Memorial Plaque to Rudolph Valsonok

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In 1926 Rudolf Valsonok (1889-1946) was driven to Memel (Klaipėda) by journalism and politics – two spheres he remained loyal to for the rest of his life. Here in Memel Valsonok spent his most creative years, worked as an editor, not only wrote a lot on the economic and political issues in a local newspaper but also published several books. At the same time, he actively represented the interests of the Nafthal family. After surviving Kaunas Ghetto and the Dachau concentration camp, in the last years of his life, Valsonok became the editor of the first port-Holocaust Jewish newspaper, Ladsberger Lager Tsaytung in Landsberg. He resided in several places in Memel.