From "Shtetl Finder Gazetteer"

by Chester G. Cohen, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, MD, 1989



Kupiskis, N. of Vilna: Located east of Ponivezh (Panevezys). 1858 - A fire caused heavy damage in Kupishok but aid to the homeless was given by residents of nearby Vobolnik and Ponivezh, according to the report in "Hamagid" by Ezriel Berman and Yehuda Leib Gordon of Ponivezh. Efraim Oshry, author of the memorial book "Churban Lita", 1951, said that Kupishok was his home town. He said that agriculture professor Yakov Yaffe in New York was from Kupishok, and so was Shlomo Kadesh, who wrote the book "Kupishok Sh'haya" (Kupishok That Was). E.J. Article Kupiskis. Kagan 7467  

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