Material compiled by Joel Alpert

Copyright 1997 - 2010 by Joel Alpert

Below is the stained glass window from the "White Shul" donated to the Wisconsin Historical Society by David Schoenkin. Under that is a photo of that building and under that is a 1934 photo by William Alpert of a group of young men from the Sheboygan Jewish community that includes Nate Schoenkin, father of David Schoenkin. For the full story on the site of the Wisconsin Historical Society click here.- Sept, 13 2007


Photo above used by permission of the Wisconsin Historical Society


See the Bensman Family History Web Page New September 2008


The Second Sheboygan Jewish Community Reunion -

was held on August 24-26, 2001


Click here for further information or email to:

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Sheboygan Jewish Community Reunion

August 20-22, 1999

"Reunion of the Jewish Community ofSheboygan"

We declared the reunion a success with 230 people in attendance at this sellout event!

Click here for photos of the event

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Sheboygan Jewish Community Photo from1924

1924 Photo
              of Sheboygan JewishFamilies - Left Side

Photograph taken March 23, 1924 on theOccasion of Rabbi Leib Kaplun and his Wife's 50th Anniversary

Courtesy of Evelyn Solkovitz

Enlarged Image of 1924 Photo


  1. Location
  2. Information on Sheboygan
  3. "A Large Number of Russians from the Province of Lithuania also Arrived During These Years ......" by Susan Alpert Drazen
  4. The Synagogues of Sheboygan
  5. From the booklet commemorating the 20th anniversity of the dedication of Beth El Temple
  6. Sheboygan Jewish Families
  7. Other Sheboygan Researchers
  8. What Happened to the Jews of Sheboygan?
  9. The Jewish Cemetery of Sheboygan
  10. Information on Sheboygan From Other Sources
  11. Story of Immigration from Europe NEW June 23, 1999
  12. Other Resources
  13. Other Related Links


Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Sheboygan, Wisconsin is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, 50 miles North of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and 140 miles North of Chicago, Illinois. It is a city of about 50,000 people today (1997) and was about that size for at least the past 50 years. It was settled in the 1800s primarily by Dutch and German immigrants. In the 1880s, the first Jews arrived from an area about 100 miles east of Vilna, Lithuania. Over the next 30 years, or more, the word spread back to that part of "Russia" that there was relative freedom and good opportunities in this small town, and a number of Jewish families immigrated to Sheboygan. These were religious Jews, who brought their Orthodox ways with them, established at least three synagogues, religious schools, etc. In a sense they reestablished their Eastern European shtetl life in this town in the upper Midwest. Most of the Jewish families came from a small area to East of Vilnius (Vilna), North of Minsk, and West of Vitebsk around the towns of Lepel, Boriosov, Kamen, Krasnoluki, Karalina, Beshenkovichi, Kublichi, Polotsk, Ulla, Vitebsk and Dokshitz in the region that today is Belorus. (Sallyann Amdur Sack, co-editor of the Jewish Genealogy quarterly Avotaynu, wrote in March 1999 that "most of the [Sheboygan] settlers were from Vitebsk guberniya [now Belarus] from Polotsk, Disna, Drissa, Kublichi.") Interestingly it was recently discovered that a group of Jews from the same region went to and helped form the Jewish community London, England, so there are many relatives in the two communities.

The community prospered, with the immigrant generation becoming workers in the towns factories, and also trades people. The first American generation became shop owners, many becoming grocers, and spreading out into the Wisconsin countryside. They prospered and had families. Their numbers grew to several hundred families, and supported a vigorous communal life. Their children, those who grew up in the 1940s and 1950s, became more Americanized and sought higher education. Many eventually moved to the nearby larger city of Milwaukee and beyond. Many of us who have fond memories of our youth in Sheboygan and trace our roots there, are active citizens in cities both close to and far removed from that quiet clean little city on the shores of Lake Michigan. Today, there remains only one conservative synagogue, Beth El, with a small and shrinking older Jewish community with an average age of about 70. This seems to be the fate of many of the Jewish communities in smaller towns, and is repeated all over the United States.

Today, as the Milwaukee Jewish community moves into Northern suburbs of Milwaukee including Mequon, Sheboygan does not seem so far away anymore (less than a 40 minute drive). There are a few young Jewish couples moving to Sheboygan, and so the future looks brighter for the Jewish community of Sheboygan.

People came to Sheboygan from the following towns in Belorus - family names listed after the towns:

Click on the town names for more information a nd location of the towns
You may need to click on the right of the map to get a more detailed view
Beshenkovichi - Lepel Uezd , Vitebsk Gubernia , Latitude: 5503' Longitude: 2927'
Bensman, Holman

Borisov -Borisov Uezd, Minsk Gubernia , Latitude: 5415' Longitude: 2830'

Dokshitz - Borisov uezd , Minsk gubernia , Latitude: 5454' Longitude: 2746'
Kaplan, Kohn (Kushenitz), Fiedelman

Kamen - Minsk Uezd , Minsk Gubernia , Latitude: 5501' Longitude: 2853'

Swerdlow, Holman, Raffelson, Sussman, Axel

Karalina - Latitude: 5448' Longitude: 2811'


Krasnoluki - Borisov Uezd , Minsk Gubernia , Latitude: 5437' Longitude: 2850', now in Lithuania


Kublichi - Latitude: 5510' Longitude: 2820'

Hoffman, Perlman

Lepel - Lepel Uezd , Vitebs k Gubernia , Latitude: 5453' Longitude: 2842'

Bensman, Kristal, Golman, Pashkoff, Zaidins

Polotsk - Polotsk Uezd , Vitebsk Gubernia , Latitude: 5529' Longitude: 2847'

Miringoff, Shulkin

Ulla - Lepel Uezd , Vitebsk Gubernia , Latitude: 5514' Longitude: 2915'

Blackman, Libman, Raskin

Vitebsk - Vitebsk Gubernia , Latitude: 5512' Longitude: 3011'

Miringoff, Blachman
For information on other Shtetlach of Belorus click here

The Brick
                  Shul in Sheboygan

AHAVAS SHOLEM (The Brick Shul)

At 13th and Geele Avenue

Occupied as a synagogue in 1903, raised in 1975.

First built as St. Mary Magdalene, the first Catholic Church in Sheboygan sometime before 1871, it became the home of the first Jewish synagogue in 1903.


Metals from the Ahavas Sholem presented to Louis Marshak, courtesy of his great-grand daughter

The Holman Shul in Sheboygan - -

To be included when a photo is located.

Please notify Joel Alpert (email at the top of this page) if you can help!

OHEL MOSHE (The Holman Shul)

At 13th and Marie Court

Built in 1918, raised in ??

"The Ahel Mosche temple was constructed in 1918 at its present location, N. Fifteenth street and Marie court. The Rabbi Aronin was the first to be in charge and the Rabbi S. J. Barenholtz serves the temple at the present time." (from a 1942 article in The Sheboygan Press)
[According to Howard Moeckler, Rabbi Barenholtz was the Rabbi at the Brick Shule only.]

Can you help supply this photo? please contact Joel Alpert

White Shul

ADAS ISRAEL (The White Shul)

At 13th and Carl Avenue

Built in 1910

"This congregation was organized about thirty years ago, with A. Aaronis, Rabbi. The first services were conducted in the synagogue then located on North Eighth Sreet between Superior and Lincoln Avenues. In 1910, this house of worship was moved to its present location on the corner of Carl Avenue and N. Thirteenth street." (from an article in The Sheboygan Press - date unknown)

From Historic Sheboygan County by Gustave Buchen page 307-309, published in 1944, and updated and revised in 1975.

Aaron Zion, probably the first Jew to settle in Sheboygan, opened a millinery shop on North 8th street. Shortly afterward Sol Rosenbaum, a clothes peddler and Joseph Buntmann, a fruit merchant were the next Jews to settle in the town. Nearly all the Jewish immigrants to Sheboygan came from a region of Russia that is today part of Belorus, where they lived in small towns and were merchants, tailors, shoemakers, money lenders, and dealers in grain, cattle , furs and hides. They came mainly to improve their opportunities and economic conditions. Usually the man of the family came first by himself, and then earned enough money to bring the rest of his family. Many started their lives in Sheboygan as itinerant peddlers with packs on their backs and ultimately opened small businesses.

Herman J. Holman who came to Sheboygan in 1890, together with his uncles Nachsun and Michael, who immigrated in 1889, first worked as tailors. Herman opened his own shop for tailoring, cleaning and pressing in a building on North 8th Street. Several years later he opened a junk peddling business on the south side. Ultimately he had a building erected at South 14th Street and Broadway and started a dry goods business, with his wife operating the store, and he continued with the junk business. In a small shed next to the store he opened a small factory and installed a cutting table and a number of sewing machines to make pants that he sold to local retail stores. In 1902 he and his brothers Aaron and Harry started an overall manufacturing factory on Michigan Avenue, however the venture was closed after a year. In 1906 he opened a factory on Calumet Drive, which he named H. J. Holman & Sons. In 1925 the business was moved to a large factory at South 14th Street and Alabama Avenue and renamed the Lakeland Manufacturing Company. Aaron Holman founded the Reliable Shirt & Overall Company on North 15th Street and Harry Holman started the Holman Manufacturing Company on N. 13th Street.

Sheboygan Jews remained strictly orthodox in terms of their religious practice, in compliance with the practices that they brought from Russia. This was in contrast to the reform Judiasm practiced by some Jews of German descent in nearby Milwaukee (50 miles south of Sheboygan). There were three synagoges, Adas Israel, Ahavas Sholem and Ohel Moshe. Adas Israel, the oldest congregation, which was started in the home of Nachsun Holman on North 8th street near Bluff Avenue in about 1890. The first synagogue building was a small house, and then moved to a larger building both located on North 8th street. The building was moved to North 13th street and Carl Avenue in 1907 and was used by the congregation until about 1975. Ahavas Sholem was first located in a wooden building on Michigan Avenue just east of North 8th street and in 1903 was moved to 13th street and Geele Avenue, where it remained until 1975 (see photo above). Ohel Moshe, founded in 1920 had its synagogue located at North 15th street and Marie Court.

The Jews of Sheboygan created an amazing number of social and fraternal organizations. The oldest was a mutual benefit society, called the Western Star. The Jewish Workman's Circle (Arbeiter Ring) was founded in 1914(?) (30 years before this publication) There also is a chapter of the B'nai B'rith, one of the largest Jewish organizations in the US and the world. This chapter is called the Davis Lodge, after Herman Davis, one of it founding fathers, and was created in 1919. In 1925 a junior Jewish organization for young men, called A.Z.A., was formed.

From the founding of the Jewish community until the 1960s most of the Jews lived in a neighborhood ion the north-west side of Sheboygan in the vicinity of Geele Avenue (see map above). This was because William Schaetzer, the original owner of the subdivision, who encouraged them to settle there and offered them favorable terms of purchase. There were about 175 Jewish families in Sheboygan at the peak there were about 150 familes. Within the decade before this publication, many have started to move to Milwauk ee and some to northern Wisconsin.

Information provided mainly by George Paykel, George Holman and David Rabinovitz.


Date: 29 Dec 2001
Subject: "The White Shul"
Dear Mr. Alpert,
I just discovered the Sheboygan website and enjoyed it thoroughly. I live on North 13th street in the heart of what was once the Jewish neighborhood. I'm writing about the section entitled 'Synagogues of Sheboygan." There is a picture of a synagogue on 13th and Carl called Adas Israel (The White Shul) with the legend "built in 1910,raised in?" I believe that the building currently on that site, now a church, is the original synagogue, at least in part. It may have been remodeled or built on to. I say this for the following reason, I notice that their is a large circular window on the building in the picture. The church still has a large circular window with a nondescript, nonreligious stained glass window. However on the west side of the church facing the neighborhood and 15th street is a stained glass window containing a Star of David. The room upstairs in the church that has the Star of David window was being used as storage,and in that room is a large circular stained glass window with another Star of David on it that I was told used to be in the front of the church. I was also told by a former minister from that church that the building was originally a synagogue. I hope this information is useful to you.
God bless.
John Drobka

Sheboygan Jewish Families

List of the Original Jewish Families of Sheboygan

Use Hypertext Links below to access further information on these families
Refer to the Booklet commemorating the 20th anniversity of the dedication of Beth El Temple for photos of many of the original families.























































Other Researchers of Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Please enter your family names andyour name on the JewishGenFamily Finder (JGFF) for Sheboygan,Wisconsin and the shtetl from which they came (if you know it). Youcan find other reserachers below by searching JFGG.

JewishGen Family Finder

Do you have roots in Sheboygan, Wisconsin? Would you like to connect with others researching the same community? Then click the JGFF button below to search the JewishGen Family Finder database,
Family Name - Researcher - email or Postal Address


What happened to the Jews of Sheboygan?

Here is the story of one families' members

Gollman Family of Sheboygan,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wisconsin, Recently of Lepel, Belorussia


The Max and Sarah Gollman Family

(photo taken in Sheboygan, in 1906)


This family photo of Mordechai Moshe (Max), and his wife, Sarah Riva, and their daughters, Simcha Hana (Sophie), Leah (Lee), and Frieda, Gollman, was taken shortly after their arrival in Sheboygan, for the purpose of proving to the grandparents that the family was live and well in the new world. Today the great-grandchildren of Max and Sarah Gollman live in Milwaukee, Omaha, Boston, Fairbanks, Alaska, San Diego, and Los Angeles.



The Jewish Cemetery in Sheboygan

Click below to access the List of Headstones supplied by Penny Deshur

Thanks too to the late Mayer Alpert for helping.

Go to Part 1 of the Cemetery List ( A - Hoffman)

Go to Part 2 of the Cemetery List (Hoffman -Nichol)

Go to Part 3 of the Cemetery List (Nemzoff - Z)

For further informationabout the Cemetery, please contact the Beth El Synagogue inSheboygan.

Address: BethEl Synagogue, 1007 North Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53083

Phone: 920-452-5828 Monday and Thursday. Answeringmachine at all other times

Text and photos of the cemetery are planned to be included.

Photos of Sheboygan Residents from the 1930s

From the Photo Collection William Alpert

Sheboygan: AZA Playground

Top: About 1933, Self-explanatory

Bottom: "The Playground"


Max Stein, Sam Goodstein, Nate Schoenkin and Bill Alpert

Max Stein, Sam Goodstein, Nate Schoenkin and Bill Alpert

Sheboygan 1934


Max Stein, Nate Schoenkin and Sam Goodstein

Max Stein, Nate Schoenkin and Sam Goodstein

At the Liberty Ice Cream Palor - Summer 1937


Sam Goodstein, Sam Stein, Richard and Ray Alpert and Herman Stein

Sam Goodstein, Sam Stein, Richard and Ray Alpert and Herman Stein

The AZA Boys in Chicago - 1934


Auto Fun about 1915

The Early Days, probably about 1915

Just having fun:

Sophie Gollman, John Alpert, Bill (Velvel) an Dora Kohenitz and Rose and Jacob Libman

Photos from Other Sources

1924 Sheboygan AZA Basketball Team

Front row L-R  Herman Bassewitz - Bill Lock - Maury Lock - Sam Belinke - Chubbie Petasnick (Carol Bensman's husband). Second row: Julius Bassewitz - Charles Locke - Larry Axel

Photo supplied by Allen Saxe


Other Resources:

Registrar of Deeds at the Sheboygan County Building in Sheboygan

Researchers should note that they have a rare opportunity to research their own family histories by going into the Registrar of Deeds at the Sheboygan County Building in downtown Sheboygan. You will have direct access to the doucments of Birth, Death, Marriage records of your ancestors and can make copies of the original materials. The clerks in the office are most helpful and courteous (as we would expect from Sheboygan folk). Next time you are in Sheboygan, make this stop and take advantage of a great opportunity to do original genealogical research on your family.

Related Links

Many Sheboygan Jews came from Dokshitz and Lepel, Belorussia and the surrounding area:

Since a number of Sheboygan families came from Lepel and Kamen, Belorussia, we include the following information here (courtesy of Eliyahu Tavger and Allen Saxe):
Subject: List of Lepel Jews Killed by Nazis
From: Rav Eliyahu Tavger <>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000
I received from Leonid Guryevitch, a citizen of Lepel (tel. +375-213248293) a list of the Jews of Lepel who were killed by the Nazis. The Germans took over Lepel July 3, 1941. A ghetto was made on the outskirts of the town for all the Jews who were left. On February 28, 1942 the ghetto was liquidated.
A memorial stone was put up at the site, next to the town of Chernorutchye, 8 km. south of Lepel, on the right side of the road Vitebsk/Minsk.
Eliyahu Tavger
List of Lepel Jews Killed by Nazis


Abezgauz Mendel, age 65
Abezgauz Genya, age 65
Abezgauz Marisa, age 25
Abezgauz Shlema, age 27
Alloy Yessin, age 65
wife, age 60
daughter Bella, age 29
Sofya, age 29
daughter, age 25
baby, age 2
Amchir Liba, age 35
Amchir Motta, age 45
Anikulov, age 50
wife, age 40
son, age 7
daughter, age 6
Asinovski, Semyon
Asinovski, Chyena
Afrayimkovitch, Zalman, born 1910
Afrayimkovitch, Dora, born 1910
Afrayimkovitch, Freda, born 1910
Afrayimkovitch, Sheyna, age 60
Afrayimkovitch, Abram, age 70
3 children ages 1-10
Bellinki, Girsha, age 35
Mariyasa, age 35
Girsha, age 15
Leizer, age 9
Manya, age 3
Bensman, Berka, age 50
wife, age 45
daughter Riva, age 20
baby, age 2
Bensman, age 70
wife, age 65
Tzadra, age 20
baby, age 2
Bensman, Leiba, age 70
Simcha, age 80
Bliachman, Berke, age 40
Sara, age 34
Sioma, age 12
child, age 8
child, age 4
Bord, Yevel, born 1910
Sara, born 1910
children age 10
age 6
age 3
Bord, Tzipa, age 80
Sima, age 80
Michel, born 1918
Sonya, born 1924
Mendel, born 1926
Vasserman, Peisach, age 50
wife, age 40
son, age 10
son, age 5
Veisman, Zusya, age 45
wife, age 40
son, age 16
da ughter, age 15
Vinter, Moisei, age 40
wife Mera, age 30
son, age 15
son, age 13
Volf, age 65
wife, age 60
Viazmer - entire family
Gelfand, Aron, age 65
Gelfand, Musya, age 58
Gelfand, Zachar son of Victor, born 1897
Gelfand, Gita, born 1895
Generson, Yosif, age 70
Generson, Mira, age 70
Genkin, Roman, age 55
wife, age 50
Genkin, Mendel, age 13
Genkin, Chaim, age 10
Genkin, Chosya, age 7
Gershman, Shmunya, age 60
wife, age 55
Gillerson, Gilya, age 40
Gillerson, Malka, age 40
Gillerson, Tzipa, age 10
Gillerson, Zelda, age 8
Gillerson, Michail, age 12
Gisman, Nechama, age 58
Gitlin, Shmuel, age 50
wife, age 45
children, age 18
age 10
age 7
Gitlina Zina, age 28
Glazman, age 50
wife, age 40
son, age 16
son, age 14
Glazman, Beilya, age 17
Feiga, age 14
Glazman, Berta, age 42
Luba, age 35
Mosya, age 4
Glazman, Girsha, age 24
Glazman, Nachim, age 60
wife, age 60
Glonman, Elka, age 68
Eska, age 60
Golusova, Manya, age 3
Anatoli, age 2
Gordon, Zalman, born 1887
Gurevitch, Abram, age 50
wife, age 40
Matus, age 13
Leiba, age 12
Mosya, age 7
Gurevitch, Yessil, age 45
son Vella, age 19
daughter, age 5
daughter, age 7
Gurevitch, Lusya, age 60
Gutkovitch, Zusya, age 70
Bunya, age 50
Gutkovitch, Zlata, age 58
Velka, age 60
Gutkin, Lazar, born 1901
Malka, born 1903
2 children
David, age 60
wife, age 50
Dechtyar, Boris Sholomovitch, age 35
Dvosya, age 30
two children Dechtyar, Movsha, age 65
wife, age 60
Sofia, age 20
Chava, age 18
Dechtyar, Chaim Yuda, age 50
Zaidanya, Riva, age 28
Luba, born 1918
Rachilya, born 1935
Yoffe, Berk, age 52
Rachil, age 50
Yoffe, Dveira (Dvosya), age 80
Gita, age 35
Yoffe, Zalman, age 45
wife, age 40
Zalman, age 14
Leiba, age 11
Nema, age 9
daughter, age 2
Kagan, Volf, age 50
wife, age 47
son, age 16
son, age 13
Kagan, David, age 50
Mariasya, age 45
Chanya, born 1918
Berke, born 1926
Siman, age 35
Deveira, age 35
Beilya, age 13
Zina, age 6
Katz, age 35
wife, age 30
two children
Katzeva, Luba (Motya), age 35
son, age 6
daughter, age 2
Katzeva, F ruma, age 65
Katzman, Elya, age 55
Rachil, age 55
4 children from age 3-10
Katzman, Yankel, age 75
Masya, age 45
Kirzon, Shonok, age 45
Breina, age 35
Kolbanovsky, Aron (Volodarsky St.)
Levina, Basya, age 70
Genya, born 1920
Sonia, born 1918
Levina, Breina, born 1900
Levin, Velka, age 60
Basya, age 60
Beinya, age 25
Tzipa, age 24
Genya, age 17
Levitan, Abram, age 60
Dveira, age 65
Boris, age 4
Levitan, Benya, age 60
wife, age 55
Motya, age 25
wife, age 20
daughter, age 3
baby, age 2
Levitan, Leiba, age 40
Chaim, born 1926
Leiba Im., age 40
Edya, born 1931
Levitan, Moisei (Proletarskaya St.)
son, Chaim
Levitan, Shlema (Traktornaya St., 6)
daughter, Doba
Leitman, Sara, age 35
daughter, age 18
son, age 17
son, age 16
daughter, age 8
son, age 5
Leitman, S. (f), age 30
S. (f), age 25
Luba, age 2
Liberman, Boris, age 50
Sonia, age 50
Manya, born 1928
Lobok, Berka, age 65
Chana, age 60
Manevitch, Riva, age 50
Tanya, born 1926
Raya, born 1918
Misha, age 2
Manevitch, Riva, age 50
Gala, age 18
Malkin, Leizar, age 45
wife, age 40
son, age 16
son, age 14
son, age 13
daughter, age 10
daughter, age 8
Malchin, Yevel, age 40
Chaya, age 40
Elya, age 12
Leiba, age 15
Malchin, Sima, born 1930
wife, born 1932?!
Malchin, Sonia, age 31
Ida, born 1928
Melnikov, age 45
wife, age 40
Melnikov, Emanuil, age 55
wife, age 45
daughter, age 25
daughter, age 5
daughter, age 3
Mirkin, Isak, age 38
Chana, age 32
daughter, Chaya, age 16
daughter, Emma, age 5
son, Boris, age 8
Marduk, Abram, age 48
Enta, age 40
Idik, age 3
son, age 2
Nedmen, Rachim, age 55
wife, age 45
daughter, age 12
daughter, age 10
daughter, age 7
Nedmen, Samuil, age 40
wife, age 35
daughter, age 15
daughter, age 10
son, age 8
Nedmen, age 60
wife, age 65
Nemtzov, Solomon, age 40
Basya, age 35
daughter, age 8
daughter, age 7
son, age 5
Nemtzov, Ester, age 65
Shiffa, age 35
Nisnevitch Lev Isakovitch, age 70
Nost, Yuda, age 65
Musya, age 60
Motya, age 30
Gita, age 30
Nina, age 5
Sonia, age 3
Plavnik, Riva, age 65
Pasha, age 32
Dora, born 1918
Potashkin, Vichna, age 17
Berko, age 15
Tzupa, age 13
Genya, age 10
Potashkin, Mosa, age 50
Abram, age 65
Shlema, age 48
wife, age 45
son, Abram, age 19
Prigozhin, Zalman, age 50
Sara, age 50
Lina, born 1924
Raya, born 1928
Tzipa, born 1922
Abram, born 1930
Puchovitski, Aba, age 55
wife, Chosa, age 50
daughter, Bella, age 22
daughter, Lusa, age 19
daughter, Raya, age 16
daughter, Pesya, age 13
son, Borya, age 10
daughter, Genya, age 6
mother, Tzilya, age 80
Pshonik, age 45
wife, age 50
son, age 16
son, age 14
daughter, age 10
Pshonik (father) age 70
Rakshnel, age 60
Rapoport, Braina, age 65
Katya, born 1918
son, age 2
Rolbant, Sima, age 65
Laya, age 60
Rozba, Polya, born 1910
Royan (Royak), age 45
wife, age 40
son, age 17
Rubin, age 58
wife, age 50
Girsha, age 22
daughter, age 20
daughter, age 16
Ruchman, Gila, age 38
Roche, age 80
Rivkin, Leiba, born 1890
Sara, age 50
Menya, age 10
Sioma, age 11
Fira, age 3
Sverdlova, Dusya, born 1915
son, age 4
daughter, age 2
Sverdlova, Chanya, age 35
son, age 7
daughter, age 4
Svidler, Zalman, age 65
Dveira, age 65
Sonia, age 16
Skudazhnik, Yan, age 35
wife, age 35
son, age 13
son, age 3
daughter, age 7
Slavin, Yesel, age 45
wife, age 55
daughter, age 12
daughter, age 10
daughter, age 9
son, age 6
Slavin, Moisei, age 70
wife, age 60
daughter, age 25
Son, Gita, age 30
girl, age 7
girl, age 5
girl, age 2
Son, Itzka, age 40
Shulka, age 35
Fruma, age 25
Leiba, age 60
Basya, age 50
Sholom, age 25
Son, Sara, age 35
Elka, born 1918
Chaya, age 12
Abram, born 1918
Son, Shlema, age 40
wife, Chava, age 35
daughter, Ida, age 15
daughter, Sonia, age 25
Soskina, Mariasha, age 60
Sonia, age 25
Soskina, Marisya, age 65
Soskina, Sonia, born 1918
Manya, born 1937
Veba, born 1939
Taubin, Laya, age 42
Ruvan, age 15
Chaya, age 10
Tozbin, Fruma, age 75
Sara, age 45
Berka, age 45
Grisha, age 12
Feigelman, age 35
wife, age 30
son, age 15
daughter, age 13
mother, age 60
Musya, age 35
Feigelman, Sonia, born 1915
Edik, age 30
Aiva, born 1910
Misha, age 2
Danya, age 58
Fanya, born 1920
Berke, born 1930
Chaikina, Rosa, age 40
Maya, age 13
Lena, age 13
Chamarner T., age 55
wife, age 40
Naum, age 25
Yessil, age 20
Chatz, Chasya, age 40
Izrail, age 40
son, Nochum, age 8
son, Chaim, age 11
daughter, Manya, age 4
Chodus, Moisei, age 40
wife, age 34
Tzeirefman, Girsha, age 45
wife, age 40
son, age 17
son, age 15
Tzilman, age 48
wife, age 40
daughter, age 15
son, age 10
daughter, age 8
Tzipa?!, age 50 Tchuchman, Genya, age 45
son, age 12
son, age 10
daughter, age 7
Shapiro, Liza, born 1907
Schvartzberg, Chelya, age 30
Shleifer, Ida, age 60
Sima, age 60
Raya, age 25
Shpilman, Riven (Ruvim), age 70
Genya, age 45
Shtelman, age 6 months
Shtenbok, Berke, age 40
wife, age 36
son, age 13
son, age 10
daughter, age 6
Shteingardt, Chaya L., age 40
son, Shlema, age 13
daughter, Mira, age 18
Yazmer, Anna, born 1919
Zachar, age 40
Doba, age 40
Manya, age 8
Yachkind, the entire family





Subject: Nazi Victims from Kamen
From: Rav Eliyahu Tavger <>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000
The following is a list of Jewish victims of the Nazis from the shtetl, Kamen (distance of 18 km. from Lepel), which I received from Leonid Guryevitch, a citizen of Lepel (tel. +375-213248293). They were shot on October 17, 1941 on the outskirts of the town of Borki. A monument was erected on the site.
Eliyahu Tavger


Jewish victims of the Nazis from Kamen, Beelorussia


(distance of 18 km. from Lepel)


ABEZGAUZ Doba Chaimovna, born 1879
ABEZGAUZ Morduch Davidovich, born 1882
AKSEL Abram Mirovitch, born 1921
AKSEL Doba Abramovna, born 1921
AKSEL Risa, born 1926
AKSEL Faiga Leibovna, born 1901
AKSENTZOVA Dasha Mostovna, born 1923
AKSENTZOVA Manya Mostovna, born 1927
AKSENTZOVA Sara Mendelevna, born 1869
AKSENTZOVA Eska Mostovna, born 1918
AKSENTZOVA Yandel Mostovna, born 1931
BOSEVITCH Dora Michalovna, born 1914
BOSEVITCH Minya Abramovna, born 1888
BOSEVITCH Mendel Yaroitayevitch, born 1885
BINYAMINSON Boris Benyaminavitch, born 1936
BINYAMINSON Benyamin Chaimovitch, born 1902
BINYAMINSON Malka Yeliseyevna, born 1880
BINYAMINSON Manya Benyaminovna, born 1931
BINYAMINSON Rosa Menovna, born 1907
BINYAMINSON Riva Zalmanovna, born 1877
BINYAMINSON Yankel, born 1886
BARASHMAN Basya, born 1874
BARASHMAN Benyamin Ulnovitch, born 1876
BARASHMAN Braina Sh., born 1921
BARASHMAN Rosa Yelizarovna, born 1902
BARASHMAN Shaya Chaimovitch, born 1889
GURYEVITCH Bosya Menovna, born 1889
GURYEVITCH Berk Elkovitch, born 1921
GURYEVITCH Doba Elnovna, born 1920
GURYEVITCH Zlata Shlemovna, born 1992
GURYEVITCH Manya Zalmanovna, born 1934
GURYEVITCH Samuil Samuilovitch, born 1876
GURYEVITCH Tamara Zalmanovna, born 1936
GURYEVITCH Chava Berkovna, born 1887
GURYEVITCH Chana Elkovna, born 1939
DVORKIN Zalman Naumovitch, born 1875
DUBMAN Abram Chaimovitch, born 1874
DUBMAN Zlata Mendelevna, born 1876
YOFFE Bella, M., born 1877
YOFFE David Chaimovitch,
IRZAK Masya Abramovna, born 1890
IRZAK Rosa Chanovna, born 1928
IRZAK Chan Abramovitch, born 1886
IRZAK Chana Chanovna, born 1933
KATZEVA Chasya Naumovna, born 1918
KOZINETZ Aba Chaimovitch, born 1904
KOZINETZ Rosa Abovna, born 1934
KOZINETZ Chaba Abovna, born 1931
KRASLOV Zusya Menovitch, born 1880
KRASLOVA Rosa Zuslovna, born 1922
KRASLOVA Riva Zuslovna, born 1917
KRASLOVA Chana Zuslovna, born 1937
LIBERMAN Besya, born 1869
LIBERMAN Mendel, born 1867
LIBERMAN Chana Berkovna, born 1875
LIBERMAN Shaman Chaimovitch, born 1873
LIVSHITZ Abram Yefimovitch, born 1929
LIVSHITZ Sonia Chaimovna, born 1906
LIVSHITZ Chaim Berkovitch, born 1872
LIVSHITZ Yefim Berkovitch, born 1907
NEMTZOV David Leizerovitch, born 1897
NEMTZOV Boris Davidovitch, born 1929
NEMTZOV Zyama Davidovitch, born 1937
NEMTZOVA Raya Davidovna, born 1940
NEMTZOVA Bella Zalmanovna, born 1938
NEMTZOVA Manya Zalmanovna, born 1936
NEMTZOVA Masya Chaimovna, born 1902
NEMTZOVA Chana Yangelmovna, born 1916
NANOS Zalman Berkovitch, born 1894
NANOS Riva Z almanovna, born 1934
NANOS Fanya Berkovna, born 1896
PLOTKINA Riva Chaimovna, born 1874
PLOTKIN Shalom Berkovitch, born 1867
RAICHELSON Boris Kukovitch, born 1869
RAICHELSON Chana Kukovna, born 1882
RATNER Doba Davidovna, born 1888
RATNER Zyaba Leibovna, born 1885
RATNER Izrail, Tzilkovitch, born 1884
RATNER Itzka Chaimovitch, born 1872
RUPA Bella Michailovna, born 1902
RUPA Doba Simonovna, born 1903
RUPA Zyama Sh.,born 1936
RUPA Tamara, born 1936
RUPA Tamara Sh., born 1903
RUPA Shaya Mendelevna, born 1900
RIGERMAN Basya Mendelevna, born 1972
RIGERMAN Mendel S., born 1867
SVERDLOVA Basya Izrailevna, born 1876
SVERDLOV Itzka Leibovitch, born 1872
SVERDLOVA Chana Kukovna, born 1924
FUTERMAN Rosa Berkovna, born 1935
FUTERMAN Tamara Berkovna, born 1920
TZADIKMAN Peisa M., born 1872
TZADIKMAN Shlema Berkovitch, born 1867
SHAPIRO Girsha Itzkovna, born 1915
SHAPIRO Dora, born 1930
SHAPIRO Ginda Itzkovna, born 1905
SHMOTKINA Genya Abramovna, born 1872
SHMOTKINA Ida Simonovna, born 1907
SHMOTKINA Masha Shlemovna, born 1897
SHMOTKIN Simon Chaimovitch, born 1869
SHTEINGARDT Rivka Mendelevna, born 1937
SHTEINGARDT Basya Mendelevna, born 1934
SHTEINGARDT Breina Mendelevna, born 1928
SHTEINGARDT Mendel Mendelevitch, born 1926
SHTEINGARDT Dora Chaimovna, born 1869
SHTEINGARDT Chana Chaimovna, born 1902
SHTEINGARDT Itska Zalmanovitch, born 1866
SHTEINGARDT Luba Shlemovna, born 1902
SHTEINGARDT Chaim Simon Shlemovitch, born 1897
SHTEINGARDT Matlya Itzkovna, born 1902
SHTEINGARDT Shlema Itzkovitch, born 1869
SHUCHMAN Abram Israilevitch, born 1876
SHUCHMAN Braina, born 1880
ESKIN Boris Borisovitch, born 1934
ESKINA Glika Chaimovna, born 1869
ESKINA Dora Mendelevna, born 1905
ESKIN Mendel Yevnovitch, born 1902
ESKINA Riva Mendelevna, born 1939
ESKINA Chasya Mendelvna, born 1938
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