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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


If interested in the Bensman Family contact Allen B. Saxe


The Second Sheboygan Jewish Community Reunion -

was held on August 24-26, 2001


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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

Email to be placed on the list for emailing and let us know whenyou think we should have another reunion.

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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