Monday, June 18, 2012

Vacation in Palanga (Polangen, Połąga) before the War

Before the war, the Rachowitz family used to spend their summer holidays in Palanga, a popular seaside resort at the Baltic sea, according to my Dad, Aaron-Israel Rachowitz. Below is a picture of Palanga beach on a sunny day


Source: I. Stropus, Palanga. Vaizdų albumas, 1936 m. via Facebook 

The following picture shows Palanga with its white sand beaches and marvelous dunes


The next picture shows the Palanga general beach as of 1901 (Palangos bendras pliažas 1901 metais)

 Source: Nemunas, here
 

The last picture shows the Palanga beach in the early 20th century and it was taken by Paulina Mongirdaitė, the first Lithuanian woman photographer of the Palanga resort


Source: via Facebook

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