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Gargzdai (Gorzd), Lithuania

Gargzdai Entries in Lithuanian Phone Book (1940)

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Entries as Printed
Translation*
Name Occupation or other Information Address Phone # Name Occupation or other Information
Blisas, Jankelis misko pirklys Klaipedos g-ve 82 27 Yankl Blis lumber dealer 
Elsbergaite, B. daktaras Minijos g. 42 (Ms.) B. Elsberg physician 
Faktoras, Ošeris prekybininkas Basanaviciaus g-ve 13 19 Osher Faktor wholesale dealer 
Falkas, Zundelis arkliu pirklys Klaipedos g-ve 20 6 Zundel Falk horse dealer 
Funkas, Aronas mesininkas Klaipedos g-ve 16 22 Aron Funk butcher
Gargzdu rajono veterinarijos gydytojas - Kapu g-ve 5 18 Gargzdai Region veterinary doctor -
Gargzdu parapijos vargoninkas - Minijos g-ve 46 Gargzdai Parish organist -
Gedvilas, Antanas javairiu prekiu krautuve Rinkos a. 2 26 - general store (keeper) 
Gedvilas, Kazys grudu ir miltu pirklys Minijos g-ve 44 - grain and flour dealer 
Gricius, Juozas restoranas Minijos g-ve 5 35 - restaurant 
Klipštas, Povilas sunkvezimio samdytojas Kapu g-ve 12 32 - trucks for hire 
Hellingas, Leiba - Minijos g-ve 6 39 - -
Laliene, Justina valgykla "Viltis" Rinkos a. 10 - café "Viltis" ("Hope")
Lukauskas, Pranas ukininkas Gerduvinu km 40 - farmer 
Markovicius, Volfas manufakturos krautuve Rinkos a. 15 Volf Markovitsh manufactured-goods store (perhaps textiles)
Melamedas, Majeris zaliu odu pirklys Rinkos a. 29 Meyer Melamed raw leather store
Muitine Virsininkas, kabinetas; 
Rastine
Klaipedos g-ve 97 43; 
(43)
Customs office -
Noikas, Faivelis prekybininkas Sinagogos g-ve 4 36 Fayvl Noik storekeeper
Oksmanas, Girsas gydytojas Klaipedos g-ve 87 8 Hirsh Oxman physician 
Ošerovicius, Judelis skuduru pirklys Klaipedos g-ve 4 30 Yudel Osherovitsh rag merchant 
Pareigaite, Brone manufakturos krautuve Rinkos a. 3 - manufactured-goods store 
Pasieno policijos rajono II sargyba; 
rajono III sargyba; 
rajono virsininkas; 
Kvietiniu rajono II sargyba
Macuiciu km; 
Jurjonu km; 
Kapu g-ve; 
Kvietiniu km 
16; 
49; 
48; 
21
Border Police (wards and administration)
Paštas Rastine; 
Paprastas skyrius; 
Virsininko butas
Minijos g-ve 11; 
34; 
12
Post Office Clerical; 
Chief; 
Inquiries
Petrauskas, Kazimieras klebonas Klebonija 23 - Priest
Policijos nuovados rastine - Kapu gatve 4 14 Police Station -
Riauka, Stasus jvairiu prekiu krautuve Kvietiniu g-ve 2 20 - general store
Serafinas, Pranas vaisciaus virsaitis Klaipedos g-ve 96 41 - District Chief
Sidabras, Kazys rajono agronomas Kainiskiu km 33 - District Agriculturist 
Smulkaus kredito draugija kooperativyas "Talka" ir pienine Kvietiniu g-ve 17 Small Credit Society "Talka" ("Help") cooperative and dairy
Stoncius, Pranas elektros stotis Macuiciu km 24 - electrical station
Tomkeviciene, H. - Milzinu dv. 4 - -
Urjašas, M. darzininkas Basanaviciaus g-ve 14 7 - truck gardener
Vaisciaus savivaldybe - Klaipedos g-ve 97 1 Local government administration -
Valteris, Stasys jvairiu prekiu krautuve Rinkos a. 2 38 - general store
Volfovicius, S. - Klaipedos g-ve 97 5 S. Volfovitsh -
Zusmanovicius, Rafaelis linu pirklys Minijos g-ve 9 Rafoyl Zusmanovitsh flax dealer
Zydu liaudies bankas - Minijos g-ve 31 Jewish Populist Bank (folks-bank) -

*Translation by Tina Lunson


Most of the individuals listed in the 1940 phone directory perished in the Holocaust:

Name in 1940 Phone Book Town List of Victims
Last Name / First Name
Yad Vashem Database
Last Name / First Name    birthdate
Memel Jews
Killed in Gargzdai

Last Name / First Name
Gorzd Memorial Book Other information on this site
Blisas, Jankelis #33   Blis / Jankel Blis / Jakow or Yaakov
Shepsl Blis listed as second in command of fire brigade
p. 122 (Hebrew/Yiddish section)

[identification with Jankelis is not certain]

Faktoras, Ošeris #57   Faktor / Icis Faktor / Ascher or Asher   b. 1907

Birman Town Plan
Falkas, Zundelis #66   Falk / Zunde
#9  Falk / Sundel
Birman Town Plan
Funkas, Aronas

#1   Funk / -  (cattle dealer)
Birman Town Plan
Hellingas, Leiba #2   Heling / Leib


Birman Town Plan
Markovicius, Volfas #12   Markovič / Volf


Birman Town Plan
Melamedas, Majeris #14   Melamed / Mikel
[identification with Majeris is not certain]
Melamed / Maier
Mikhal Melamed listed as Zionist leader
p. 117 (Hebrew/Yiddish section)


Mikha Melamar [sic] assisting forced laborers
p. 94 (Hebrew/Yiddish section)

Noikas, Faivelis
Noyek or Noik  / Faival Shraga   b. 1890
(Born in Gorzd; in Kowno during war)

F. Noik pictured with "Folks Bank"
p. 70 (English section)
Photo - Directors of Jewish Bank
Oksmanas, Girsas #63  Oksman / -

Dr. George (Hirsh) Oxman
p. 46 (English section)
Photo - Dr. Oxman
Photo - Dr. Oxman's home
Birman Town Plan
Ošerovicius, Judelis #45  Ošerovič / Josel
[identification with Judelis
in phone book is not certain]
Oscherowicz/ Joseph, age 70,
merchant, married to Gita, son of Meir
[identification with Judelis
in phone book is not certain]

see also

Osherowicz/ Leibe (Arie),
single, age 45, merchant,
son of Joseph and Gita




Volfovicius, S. #65   Volfovič / Šmuel Wolfowicz or Volfovitz / Szmuejl or Shmuel   b. 1874
Betty Volfovitz, daughter of Shmuel, killed in Kovno ghetto
p. 351 (Hebrew/Yiddish section)
Birman Town Plan
Zusmanovicius, Rafaelis #68   Zusmanovič / Roha
[identification with Rafael is not certain]
Sussmanovitch / Raphael
Raphael Sussmanovitch
p. 69 (English section)


Photo - Sussmanowitz family
Birman Town Plan


Listed businesses discussed or pictured in the Gorzd Memorial Book:

Jewish Bank - picture of Directors, including F. Noik - p. 70 (English section)

Talka Cooperative - picture  - p. 315 [Image 319]. Picture is also on this site.




1939, 1938, 1935 and 1930 Phone Books 

Complete Lithuanian phone books (including Gargzdai) from 1939, 1938, 1935 and 1930 are available online at genealogyindexer.org

1939 Phone Book                Gargzdai in 1939 Phone Book

1938 Phone Book                Gargzdai in 1938 Phone Book    page 1   page 2

1935 Phone Book                Gargzdai in 1935 Phone Book

1930 Phone Book                Gargzdai in 1930 Phone Book



Gargzdai in 1925 Phone Book


1925 phone book


The year 1925 is believed to be the year of first publication of the phone book for Lithuania.

Note: Pranas Lukauskas

Pranas Lukauskas is listed in the phone books for Gargzdai for the years 1940 and and 1939. His history is set forth in the book Alfonsas Zvilius, Rainiu (2000). He was arrested by the Soviets as a political prisoner in 1940, for distributing anti-Soviet writings. He was executed on June 25th, 1941, as part of a group of 73 political prisoners tortured and killed by the Soviets on June 24th-25th, 1941. Seven of the murdered prisoners were from Gargzdai or the surrounding villages.  See also article about Rainiai Massacre at wikipedia.


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