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Rokiskis Business Owners, 1939


Rokiskis SIG member Ann Rabinowitz obtained this list for us when she visited the Tizenhof Museum in Rokiskis  in 2004.  It was translated for us by Rukhoma Golferene.

Name

Type of Business

 

Address

 

Jewish National Bank

Institution

Respublikos 15

Arshas, Khonas

Trade of Iron Items

Store

Nepriklausomybes 2

Basel Family

Potato Starch

Workshop

Vitaldavos Farmstead

Bodnevas, Tzaokas

Furniture and Leather Trade

Store

Respublikos 16

Chadasas, Alteris

Grain Trade

Store

Vidurine 4

Eitingofas, Abraomas

Medical Doctor

Institution

Nepriklausomybes Sq

Farberaite-Goldmanene, Maria

Family Doctor and Gynecologist

Institution

Nepriklausomybes 22

Frenkelis K.

Leather Store

Institution

Respublikos 5

Gafanovichius, Zalmanas

Radios, Bicycles, Furniture, Electrical Supply Trade

Store

Respublikos 5

Givovskis, Yankelis

Iron Items Shop

Store

Respublikos 22

Golandas, Dovidas

Kerosene Workshop Representative

Institution

Train Station

Goldmanas

Dentist

Institution

 

Karkos, Yankelis

Owner of One Truck

Workshop

Vidurine 20

Kharmaras, A.

Kerosene Store

Institution

Train Station

Kharmaras, Mikhaelis

Colonial Trade (small items)

Store

Nepriklausomybes 18

Klingmanas, Izaokas

Cosmetics, Photo, Optical Instrument Trade

Store

Nepriklausomybes 18/3

Klingmanas, Z.

Tobacco, Dress Accessories Shop.

Store

Vytauto 16

Kliumelis B.

American Kerosene Firm Representative

Institution

Respublikos 5

Kliumelis, Z.

Attorney

Institution

Respublikos 5

Krokas, Samuelis

Rope Workshop

Workshop

Vidurine 6

Krokas, Yankelis

Leather Trade

Store

Respublikos 12

Kuras, G.

Taxi Service

Workshop

Respublikos 32

Levinene, Frania

Tobacco, Dress Accessories Wholesale

Store

Nepriklausomybes 18

Meller

Printing House/Cardboard, Saccharin Factory

Workshop

Vytauto Str. 39

Milerene P.

“London” Hotel and Restaurant

Institution

Vytauto 5

Reznikovichuis, Faivelis

Merchant

Institution

Respublikos Str.

Reznikovichuis, Khaimas

Government Insurance Broker

Institution

Respublikos 5

Ruckas, Mayeris

Iron Items Trade

Store

Nepriklausomybes 26

Sheras, Moze

Pharmacy

Institution

Nepriklausomybes  29

Shokheras, Dovydas

Radios, Bicycles, Furniture, Electric Parts

Store

Respublikos 1

Trifskinas, Naumas

Attorney

Institution

Nepriklausomybes 32

Tzemakhovichius, L.

Hotel “Europa”

Institution

Nepriklausomybes 12

Vinokuras, Leiba

Photographer

Institution

Respublikos 5

Yeselevichius, Abr.

Bagel Bakery

Workshop

Respublikos 56

Zametas, E.

“Light Metal” Factory

Workshop

Vilniaus 10


   Meller Printing House, Cardboard Factory, Saccharin Factory  

(all in one building according to Samuil Meller, nephew of Shmuel Wolf and Mordechai)

   1 - Shmuel Wolf Meller; 2 - Mordechai Meller (co-owners)

 

 

   (Photo donated by Samuil Meller, nephew of Shmuel Wolf and Mordechai)

 Meller Candy Factory

 

Mordechai Meller on extreme right



Zemets Metal Factory

Zemets Metal Factory

 

 
SIG member and Rokiskis native Reuben Ruch remembered  the following about some of these Rokiskis businesses and their owners. (He is one of the survivors he mentions below and after life in the Soviet Union, then Israel, now lives in Australia)
  • Meyer Ruch was one of the sons of Pesach Ruch and was very highly educated . The iron trade store belonged  to two owners, Pesach Ruch and Chona Arsh until 1935. They had a disagreement and each opened their own store.  The management of Pesach's store switched to Meyer.  In 1940 when the Soviet authorities confiscated the store, Meyer and his wife and daughter moved to Kovno. Two brothers: Issachar and David went to study in the Kovno Yeshiva.  All three brothers perished in Kovno in the first days of occupation.  Meyer's wife Sara  survived and she emigrated to Israel (Reuben commented that he was not sure of this).
  •  Zelick Tzemachovitch was the manager of the hotel, but the owner was his wife Luba.  He was one my father's best friends.  
  • Six families were sent into exile in Siberia:  Etingoff, Klingman, Levin, Meller,  Zalcman, Ruch on 14 June 1941.  And for them destiny took pity. (According to Samuil Meller, Etingoff was a doctor, who was hired to accompany the other deportees)
 
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