Jewish Population before the Holocaust:
(MEMORIAL) DATES OF LITHUANIAN JEWISH COMMUNITIES
Latitude 54deg 00', Longitude 23deg
Jews once lived in the shtetl and gmina (rural district) of Kopciowo, Suwalki gubernia now known as Kapciamiestis, Lithuania.
This was a small community and many of its residents were related by marriage. They lived here from the late 18th century until 1941.
The Jewish population numbered 187 before the Holocaust.,/p>
No Jews live in Kapciamiestis today. A few lucky ones emigrated before the start of WWII, a handful survived and most
were murdered in the Katkiske Ghetto, Lazidai. Today, their descendents can be found throughout the world.
We are 3 genealogy fanatics who met because of our interest in this small place. We dedicate this page to the memory of a community our
ancestors loved and called home. Please join us in our effort to collect and make available as much information as we can.
For many years, this site has been maintained by Joseph Rosin and Joel Alpert.
We are grateful to them for their terrific efforts and for the inspiration they provided us with when we began our search.
Connie Buchanan, Carol Hoffman, Dorothy Leivers
English Edited by Sarah and
Mordechai Kopfstein (Haifa,
- On the Yizkor Book Project there
- - Translation
of an article about Kopcheve from the Lita Yizkor
of the Pikhas Hakehilot entry for
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