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Families of Troškūnai (Trashkun)

Lithuania

Berk family

(Berk became Berg in North America.)

Zalman and Chaya-Feyga Berk

Chaya-Feyga Berk and Zalman Berk in 1915  (enlarge)

The earliest known family member is Yosl (Yosef) Berk, born ~1800. Yosl married Buna. The only known child of Yosl and Buna:

Shimen/Shimel (Shmuel) Berk was born in 1823. Shimen married Merka, born in 1824. Two known children of Shimen and Merka Berk:

Chaya-Feyga Berk

Chaya-Feyga
Berk

Zalman Berk

Zalman Berk

I.  Zalman (Shneyer Zalman) Berk was born in Raguva ~1851-1853. He cared for orchards, worked as a tailor, and acted as a shadkhn [marriage broker]. Zalman married Chaya-Feyga Zilberman. According to Berl Glezer, Chaya-Feyga was the bobe [grandma] of the shtetl and served as the shtetl's midwife and healer. Zalman Berk died in Trashkun on 6 October 1929.
PHOTO Chaya-Feyga and Shneyer Zalman Berk (1915)
PHOTO Chaya-Feyga Berk and four of her daughters (1901)

Bessie Berg

Bessie Berg
(before 1936)

family of Aharon (Ortik) Glezer

Buna-Gitl with Ortzik and family
(click photos to enlarge)

Buna-Gitl Berk

Buna-Gitl Berk
1901

Rivka Glezer

Rivka Glezer
Puner

Rivka Glezer was born in Trashkun in 1903. She married Ovsei (Yeshiahu, Yeshike, Shaya) Puner, born in Trashkun in 1899, son of Abram Hirsh Puner and Tzira Michla Grinshteyn. Rivka, Ovsei and their children were murdered in the Holocaust in 1941. (See recollections of Rivka Glezer and her husband Osvei [Yeshike] Puner in Itzhak Konkurovich's letter about Avram Puner.)
PHOTO Rivka Glezer Puner

Gershon Glezer

Gershon Glezer

Gershon (Gershke) Glezer was born in Trashkun in 1904. In 1934 in Kupeshok (Kupiškis) he married Rivka Pesa Bas, born in Trashkun in 1905, daughter of Paltiel and Basha Bas. Gershon and Rivka lived in Birzh (Biržai), where they were murdered in the Holocaust, presumably in 1941, along with their children.
PHOTO Gershon Glezer with his bride Rivka

Boruch Glezer

Boruch Glezer

Boruch Glezer was born in Trashkun in 1908. In 1932, he and Chaya Katkish entered into a fictitious marriage solely for the purpose of emigration to Palestine. He later married his actual wife, Rachel Gafni, born in Petah Tikva in 1917. They both died in Israel, Boruch in 1985, Rachel in 2004.
PHOTO Boruch at school, his wedding photo, Boruch with sister Dvora in Israel in 1940
PHOTO Boruch with Trashkun pioneers (1930)
PHOTO Boruch Glezer with his sister Dvora and her husband, with two first cousins
DOCUMENT Passenger list for ship to Palestine (1932)

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Boruch Glezer & Rachel Gafni

The three children of Boruch Glezer and Rachel Gafni:

Rosa Glezer Golandski

Rosa Glezer
Golandski

Rosa/Roza Glezer was born in Aniksht (Anykščiai) ~1909. She married Jacob Fisher, born in Trashkun in 1915. During the Holocaust, Jacob and the couple's young child were sent to the Kovno ghetto, where they were killed in an aktion in 1941. Rosa survived as a forced laborer in Lithuania and later in Germany, where she met Chaim Golandski, born in 1887. Chaim lost his first wife and four children in the Holocaust in Pinsk (then Poland, now Belarus). Rosa and Chaim married in Germany and went to Palestine in 1947. They had two children. Chaim died in 1986, and Rosa died in 1990, both in Israel.
PHOTOS Rosa Glezer Golandski, Chaim Golandski, children Gitl and Aharon
DOCUMENTS Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony for Jacob Fisher (Rosa's first husband) and Miriam Golandski (Chaim's first wife).
MEMORY Rosa remembered by her cousin Saul Rifkin

Dvora Glezer Lor

Dvora Glezer Lor
1940

Herzl Glezer Lor

Herzl Glezer
1933

Dvora Glezer was born in Trashkun in 1921. In 1939 she emigrated to Palestine, where she married Israel Lor. Israel died in Israel in 2003, and Dvora died in Israel in 2014.
PHOTOS Dvora Glezer Lor, husband Israel Lor, brothers Herzl & Boruch
PHOTO Dvora Glezer Lor with her brother Boruch, her husband Israel, and two first cousins

Toyba Berk

Yosl Berk
1927

Toyba Berk

Toyba Berk
1927

Berl Berk engagement party 1938

Berl Berk
1938

Bluma Berk

Bluma Berk
1947

Frida Berk

Frida Berk

Sonia Propis

Sheyna Beyla Berk,
later Sonia Propis
1994

Reyza Berk

Reyza Berk
1901

Chaya-Feyga Berk and daughters

Chaya-Feyga Berk and daughters (1901)

Mirka Berg

Mirka Berg
Cantin, 1947

Freda Berk

Freda Berk
~1910

Harry Rifkin

Harry Rifkin
1917

Freda and Harry wedding

Wedding of Freda Berg
and Harry Rifkin (1922)

Rose Rifkin

Rose Rifkin
1939

Libka Berk

Libka Berk
Itzikovich
1927

Libka with Bentzl and family

Libka/Libby with family

II.   Chaya Freyda Berk was born 15 May 1854. She married Leyb Movsha Meyerov (born in 1878, son of Eliash Meyerov).

PHOTO Several members of Zalman Berk's family appear in this 1927 group photo taken at the Trashkun railroad station.

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