Uzpaliai Holocaust Victims 


Yakov Kopelansky, a retired welder and supervisor in a tank factory, who was born and raised in Uzpaliai, survived the Holocaust, then life in Lithuania under Soviet rule, and now lives in Israel.  He is working on writing his memories of life in Uzpaliai both before and during World War II.  

Yakov estimates that in 1939 there were approximately 100 Jewish families, with about 800 members, living in Uzpaliai.  He thinks that from 10 to 15 people were still alive at the end of World War II.  He created the following list of almost 300 victims of the Holocaust from memory and asked that we not forget them.  He ended with the following words "That is the list of names that I remember.  I'm sorry a hundred times for those whose names I have forgotten.  I am sorry."


Bev Berkal, wife of Uzpaliai descendant Arky Berkal, worked on updating this list. She used Yakov's list and added names from Yad Vashem pages of testimony as well as Berkal family names.  

She used Revision Lists and Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony to add information such as the surnames of women and the names of children..  And Berkal family members searched their memories and provided  names and genealogical data for family members and people they had known in Uzpaliai.

 

Family Name

First Name

Year Born/Age

Relationships

Occupation

Comments

ANTESHVILSKY

David

Born 1897 in Skodotzishok

 

Jewish School Teacher

Single

ARON

Abba

Born 1922

Son of  Sara & Yaakov

Butcher

Single

ARON

Basha

Born 1924

Daughter of Sara & Yaakov

 

 

ARON

Dina

Born 1931

Child of Yaacov & Sara

 

 

ARON

Sara    

Born 1900  

Married to Yaacov

 

 

ARON

Gershon

Born 1927

Son of Yaacov & Sara

 

 

ARON

Shneiur

Born 1929

Son  of  Yaacov & Sara

 

 

ARON

Yaacov (Yeckiel/ Yankel)

Born 1891 Poland

Husband of  Sara

Butcher

Parents  Mendel & Golda

ARON

Golda

 

 

 

 

AIDELMAN

Chaim

Age 20

Son of Eliahu & Gita

Student

 

AIDELMAN

Daniel

  

 

 

 

AIDELMAN

Unknown

 

Child of Daniel

 

 

AIDELMAN

Unknown

 

Child of Daniel

 

 

AIDELMAN

Unknown

 

Wife of Daniel

 

 

AIDELMAN

Unknown

 

Child of Daniel

 

 

AIDELMAN

Unknown

 

Child of Daniel

 

 

AIDELMAN

David

 

Husband  of Rachelle

 

 

AIDELMAN

David

 

 

 

 

AIDELMAN

Unknown

 

Wife of David

 

 

AIDELMAN

Unknown

 

Child of David

 

 

AIDELMAN

Eliahu Tzvi

Age 60

Husband of  Gita

Merchant

Son Chaim &Treina

AIDELMAN

Gershon

Age 30

Son of Eliahu & Gita

Clerk

 

AIDELMAN

Gitte

 

Wife of Itsik

 

 

AIDELMAN

Gita

Age 58

Wife of Eliahu Tzvi

Housewife

 

AIDELMAN

Itsik

  

Husband of  Gitta

 

 

AIDELMAN

Nekha

Age 62

 

 

 

AIDELMAN

Rachelle

 

Wife of David

 

 

AIDELMAN

Reuven

 

 

 

 

AIDELMAN

Unknown

 

Wife of Reuven

 

 

AIDELMAN

Unknown

 

Child of Reuven

 

 

AIDELMAN

Unknown

 

Child of Reuven

 

 

AIDELMAN

Unknown

 

Child of Reuven

 

 

AIDELMAN

Unknown

  

Child of Reuven

 

 

AIDELMAN

Unknown

 

Child of Reuven

 

 

AIDELMAN

Sheva

Born 1885 in Rokiskis

Wife of Shlomo

 

Parents Yehuda  & RochelKreistman         

AIDELMAN

Shlomo Leyba

Born 1871

Husband of Sheva, Son Khaykel, born in 1849

Tradesman

Brother Elia Girsh

AIDELMAN

Sisters

 

 

 

 

ALBERSHTAT

Katzel

 

 

 

 

ALBERSHTAT

Unknown

 

Mother of Katzel  

 

 

ANDALMAN

Moshe

 

 

 

 

ANDALMAN

Unknown

 

Sister of Moshe

  

 

AVIN

David

Born 1917

Parents Mendel & Rivka

Tailor

Single

BARITIANSKY

Dina Rishka

 

 

 

 

BARITIANSKY

Israel

 

 

 

 

BARITIANSKY

Moshe

 

Husband of Sara

 

 

BARITIANSKY

Sara

 

Wife of Moshe

 

 

BERKAL

Michel

 

 

 

 

BERKAL

Unknown

 

Wife of Michel

 

 

BERKAL

Unknown  

 

Child of Michel

 

 

BERKAL

Unknown

 

Child of Michel

 

 

BERKAL

Unknown

 

Child of Michel

 

 

BERKAL

Unknown

 

Sister of Michel

 

 

BERKAL

Unknown

 

Father of Michel

 

 

BERKAL

Unknown

 

Mother of Michel

 

 

BIRGER

Avrom

 

 

 

 

BIRGER

Bluma

Age 18

Parents Yaacov & Gitel

Seamstress

 

BIRGER

Unknown

 

Wife of Avrom

 

 

BIRGER

Dvora

Born 1910

Parents Yaacov & Gitel

 

Single

BIRGER

Eseh

 

Wife of Moshe

 

 

BIRGER

Gitel

Born 1875

Wife of Yaacov

 

Parents Zalman & Dvora Libman

BIRGER

Gnana

 

Parents Yosef  & Khaia Halbershtat

 

 

BIRGER

Hadassah

Age 20

Parents Yaacov & Gitel

 

Single

BIRGER

Chana

Born 1912

Parents Yaacov & Gitel

 

Single

BIRGER

Moshe

Age 60

Husband of Eseh

 

 

BIRGER

Yaacov

Born 1875

Parents Yosef  (or Israel) & Khaia,

Baker

Daughter  Zelman Berko & Chana Dvera Libman

BIRGER

Yankel

Born 1868

Son of Iosel

 

 

BIRGER

Zama

 

 

 

 

BIRGER

Zalman

Born 1903

Parents Yaakov & Gitel

Baker

Single

BOGARAD

Chana Sara

Born 1905

Parents Pesakh & Hinda Rivka, Grandfather Nachman Flat, Born 1876

 

Married

BOGARAD

Nachman

 

Son of Pesakh & Hinda  Rivka

 

 

BOGARAD

Pesakh

Born 1865

Father Yankel

Rabbi       

Husband of Hinda Nachman

BOGARAD

Yaacov

Born 1900

Parents Pesakh & Hinda Rivka

 

 

BOGARAD

Yossel

Born 1871

Father Yankel

 

 

BOGARAD

Unknown

 

Wife of Yossel

 

 

BOGARAD

Unknown

 

Child of Yossel

 

 

BOGARAD

Unknown

 

Child of Yossel

 

 

BOGARAD

Unknown

Born in 1870

 

Yeshiva Student

Married

BRUA (BRAVO)

Lipman

Born 1896

Husband of Ela Frida  Davidson

Living & Working in Rokiskis

Children: Rakhel Mira 13, Dvora 9, Avraham 7, Dov 5, Eugenia 3

EIDELMAN

See Adelman

 

 

 

 

EISEN

Beila

 

 

 

 

EISEN

Itskik

 

 

 

 

EISENHAMER

Yosef

Age 72

 

 

 

EISENSTEIN

Moshe

 

 

 

 

EISENSTEIN

Unknown

 

Wife of Moshe

 

 

EISENSTEIN

Unknown

 

Child of Moshe

 

 

EISENSTEIN

Unknown

 

Child of Moshe

 

 

EVEN

Chaya Beva

 

 

 

 

EVEN

David

 

 

 

 

EVEN

Ishe Leib

 

 

Tinsmith

 

FEIN

Ester

Age 22

Daughter of Tzvi & Chana

Housewife

 

FEIN

Helena

 

Wife of Tzvi

Housewife

Father Yehuda

FEIN

Tzvi

Age 45

Husband of Helena

Waggoner

 

FEINBERG

Frida

Born 1885

Father Shimshon Kruk

 

 

FEINBERG

Shimshon

 

Son of Frida & Yona

 

Single

FISHER

Mordechai (Motke)

Age 40

Parents Elihenech & Sara,

 

Died Kavarsk, Lith

ISHER

Unknown

 

Wife of Mordechai

 

 

FISHER

Unknown

 

Daughter of Mordechai

 

 

FISHER

Unknown

 

Daughter of Mordechai

 

 

FISHER

Pesach

Born 1921

Parents Yosef  & Sara Rivka

 

 

FISHER

Sara

Born 1900

Parents Yaacov & Pesa Fleishman

 

Wife of Yosef

FISHER

Sara

Born 1868

Father Shlomo Shapiro

 

Husband Elihenech Fisher

FISHER

Yitzchak

Born 1919

Parents Yosef  & Sara Rivka

 

  

FLEISHMAN

Mendel

 

 

 

  

FLEISHMAN

Taipke

 

 

 

 

GAFENOWITZ

Cizke

Born 1903

Parents Izik & Bluma (Arik) Meizel

 

Married to Yitzkhak

GAFENOWITZ

Izik

Born 1926

Parents Cizke & Yitzkhak

 Student

 

GEIER

Mendel

 

 

 

 

GEN

Avrom

 

 

 

 

GEN

Unknown

 

Wife of Avrom

  

 

GEN

Dina

Age 35

Parents Beniamin & Rakhel

Clerk

Single

GEN

Ela

Age 45

Daughter of Beniamin & Rakhel

Seamstress

 

GEN

Mery

Born 1912

Mother Rakhel Dovidovitz

Innkeeper

 

GEN

Nesse

Born 1908

Parents Bina & Rakhel Dina Dovidovitz

Innkeeper

Single

GEN

Rachel

Born 1875

Parents Eli & Fruma Dovidovitz

Innkeeper

 

GEN

Taibe

Born 1915

Mother Rachel Dovidovitz

Student

Single

GIL

Reisel

Born 1850

Daughter of Moshe & Henna Komet

 

Wife of  Yosef

GLIK

Yaacov

Born 1902

Parents Avraham & Rachel Lea

Merchant

Married

GORDON

Bella

 

Mother Sara

Maiden Name Fisher

Married

GORDON

Unknown

 

Husband of Bella (Belke)

 

 

GORDON

Unknown

Infant Less Than 1 Year

Son of Bella & Unknown Gordon

 

 

GRINBERG

Zalman

  

 

 

 

GRINBERG

Unknown  

 

Wife of Zalman

 

 

GRINBERG

Unknown  

 

Child of Zalman

 

 

GRINBERG

Unknown  

 

Child of Zalman

 

 

GRINBERG

Unknown  

 

Family

 

 

IZENSHTAT

Moshe

 

 

 

 

IZENSHTAT

Unknown  

 

Wife of Moshe

 

 

IZENSHTAT

Unknown  

 

Son of Moshe

 

 

JOSELOWICZ

Kalman

Age 68

Mother Perel

Tailor

 

JOSELOWICZ

Rivka

Age 64

Mother Perel

 Housewife

Single

KAMRAZ

Aaron Naftali

Born 1860 in Obeliai

Husband of Zysl

Chief Rabbi

Parents Shabtai & Khaia

KAMRAZ

Aire

Age 35

Son of Aharon Naftali

Rabbi

Married

KAMRAZ

Zysl

 

Wife of Aaron Naftali

 

 

KAMRAZ

Avrom Yaacov

Born 1933

Son of Leib

 

 

KAMRAZ

Daria

Born 1875

Mother Ester Rachel

  

Wife of  Hersch

KAMRAZ

Daria

Age 36

Married to Yehuda

 

 

KAMRAZ

Ester Rachel

Born 1930

Daughter of Leib

 

 

KAMRAZ

Leib

Born 1900

Parents Hirsh & Dina

Rabbi

Married

KAMRAZ

Unknown

Born in Dusiat

Wife of Leib  

 

 

KAMRAZ

Tzvi

 

Husband of Loisha Nee Zinober

Rabbi

 

KAMRAZ

Yehuda

Age 35

Son of Yitzchak & Disa

Rabbi

 

KAPLAN

Batia Rachel

Age 15

Daughter of Meir & Liba

 

 

KAPLAN

Eliahu

Age 14

Son of Meir & Liba

 

 

KAPLAN

Liba Ester

Born 1898

Parents Eliahu & Khaia

 

Wife of Meir

KAPLAN

Meir

 

Husband of Liba Ester 

 

 

KAPLANSKI

Israel

Age 18

Son of Yehuda & Zelda

 

 

KAPLANSKI

Isser

Age 23

Son of Yehuda & Zelda

  

  

KAPLANSKI

Ita

Born 1902

Mother Lea Dvora

Seamstress

Married

KAPLANSKI

Miriam

Age 15

Daughter of Yehuda & Zelda

 

 

KAPLANSKI

Zelda

Born 1893

Parents Avraham & Sara

 

Husband Yehuda

KAPLANSKI

Yehuda

Born 1890

Husband of Zelda

Shoemaker                      

Mother Dvora

KARB

Bentsel

 

 

 

 

KARB

Unknown

 

Wife of Bentsel

 

 

KARB

Unknown

 

Child of Bentsel

 

 

KARB

Unknown

 

Child of Bentsel

 

 

KARB

Mendel

 

Husband of Shaindel

 

 

KARB

Shaindel

 

Wife of Mendel

 

 

KARB

Unknown

 

Son of Mendel & Shaindel  

 

 

KATLER

Abraham

 

 

 

 

KATLER

Unknown

 

Wife of Abraham

 

 

KATLER

Unknown

 

Child of Abraham

 

 

KATLER

Unknown

 

Child of Abraham

 

 

KATLER

Unknown

 

Child of Abraham

 

 

KATLER

Unknown

 

Child of Abraham

 

 

KATLER

Unknown

 

Child of Abraham

 

 

KATZ

Abraham Itshe

 

 

 

 

KATZ

Unknown

 

Child of Abraham Itshe

 

 

KATZ

Unknown

 

Child of Abraham Itshe

  

 

KATZ

Unknown

 

Child of Abraham Itshe

 

  

KATZ

Unknown

 

Child of Abraham Itshe

 

 

KATZ

Unknown

 

Child of Abraham Itshe

 

 

KATZ

Unknown

  

Female

 

 

KATZ

Zundel

 

 

 

 

KER

Chaim

 

 

 

 

KER

Unknown

 

Father of Chaim

 

  

KER

Unknown

 

Mother of Chaim

 

 

KLAS Elka Born 1902 Parents Yoel, Leja Limon Housewife Wife of Eltsik

KLAS

Berel

Born January 1928

Son of Elka  & Eltsik

 

 

KLAS

Eide

Born March 13 1929

Daughter of Elka & Eltsik

 

  

KLAS

Moshe

Born September 1938

Son of Elka & Eltsik

 

 

KLAS

Shimon

Born November 20 1931

Son of Elka & Eltsik

 

 

KLAS

Shalom

Born October 5 1936

Parents Elka & Eltsik

 

KOGAN

Yankel

 

 

  

 

KOGAN

Unknown

 

Wife of Yankel

 

 

KOGAN

Unknown

 

Child of Yankel

 

 

KOPELANYSKY

Aaron

Born 1898

Parents Kopel & Dvora

Merchant

Wife of Mariasha

KOPELANSKY

Eli

Born 1923

 

Tailor

 

KOPELANSKY

Eliahu

Born 1894

 

 

Husband of Unknown  Aron 

KOPELANSKY

Henya

 

 

 

 

KOPELANSKY

Isar

 

 

 

 

KOPELANSKY

Kopale

 

 

 

 

KOPELANSKY

Mira

 

 

 

 

KOPELANSKY

Miriam

Born 1893

Parents Mendel & Golda Aron

Housewife

Married

KOPELANSKY

Nekhama

Born 1922

 

 

Single

KOPELANSKY

Yudel

 

Husband of Zelda

 

 

KOPELANSKY

Zelda

 

Wife of Yudel

  

 

KORCHER

Khaia

Born 1903

Parents Moshe & Dina Tzirt

 

Wife of Aaron

KORCHER

Aaron

 

Husband of Mussl

 

 

KUTSHER

Raisel

 

 

 

 

KUTSHER

Unknown

 

Child of Raisel

 

 

KUTSHER

Unknown

 

Child of Raisel

 

 

KUTSHER

Unknown

 

Child of Raisel

 

 

LANSKI

Miriam Liba

 

Parents Iuda & Rivka Meltzman

 

Married

LATSMAN

Yoshua

 

 

  

 

LAUFER

Miriam

 

Daughter of Tzvi & Rivka

Grocer

 

LAUFER

Moshe

 

 

 

 

LAUFER

Zalman

 

 

 

  

LAUFER

Unknown

  

Wife of Zalman

 

 

LAUFER

Unknown

 

Child of Zalman

 

 

LAUFER

Unknown

 

Child of Zalman

 

 

LAUFER

Zipora

Age 20

Parents Tzvi & Rivka

Single

LAUFER

Merel

Born 1890

Parents Tzvi & Rivka

 

Single

LAUFER

Raizl

Age 22

Parents Tzvi & Rivka

Grocer

 

LEVIN

Hana

Born 1904

Mother Rachel

Shop Owner

Wife of Chaim

LIBMAN

Mendel

Born 1889

Husband of Sara Levin

Merchant

Parents Avraham (Father Zelman) & Lipa

LIBMAN

Mikhael

Age 26

Parents Mendel & Sara

 

 

LIBMAN

Rivka

Age 65

Parents Avraham & Liba

 

 

LIBMAN

Zalman

Age 24

Parents Mendel & Sara

 

 

LIFSHITS

Artsik

 

 

 

 

LIFSHITS

Unknown

 

Wife of Artsik  

 

 

LIFSHITS

Chaya Hinda

 

 

 

  

LIFSHITS

Unknown

 

Son of Chaya Hinda

 

 

LIFSHITS

Noima

Born 1907

Parents Eliyahu & Khava

Teacher

 

LIT

Eltke

 

Daughter of Meir Itsik & Esther Shapiro

 

Wife of Meyer Lit

MAIMON

Chana

Age 60

Parents  Aharon & Tehila

Housewife

 

MEITZ

Unknown

 

Child of Mirel Meitz

 

 

MELTZMAN OR MALCMANAS

Rivka

Born In 1903

Parents Yeshiyah Leib &  Chava  Dvora

Housewife

Wife of Yaacov

MELTZMAN OR MALCMANAS

Yehuda (Yaacov)

 

Husband of Rivka Tzibul

Ritual Slaughterer and Rabbi

Parents Iude & Rivka

MIKHELSON

Musia

Born 1870

Daughter of Shlomo  & Mina

 

Son Shlomo

MILNER

Dvora

Born 1894

Parents Eliahu & Chaya

 

Wife of Eliezer

MILNER

Eliezer

 

Husband of  Tzvia Bella Lifshitz

Tailor

 

MILNER

Breina

Born 1934

Daughter of Dvora

 

 

MIZRACH

Sheva Zisel

 

 

 

 

MUSEL

Efraim

 

 

 

 

MUSEL

Moishe

 

 

 

 

MUSEL

Yanuel

 

 

 

 

MUSEL

Mother of Yanuel

 

 

 

 

NAIMARK

Mrs

 

 

 

 

NAPOLEON

Rachel

Age 42

Nee Shtraus

 

Born in Dusetos

NOIMAN

Fridi

Born 1930

Mother Sara

 

 

ORDMANUS

Bala

 

Parents Gershon & Bluma Nee Natanzon

 

 

ORDMANUS

Bluma

 

Mother Faga Natanzon

  

Wife of Gershon

ORDMANUS

Faga

 

Parents Gershon & Bluma Nee Natanzon

 

 

ORDMANUS

Gershon

 

Husband of  Bluma

Flourmiller

 

OZER

Sara

 

Parents Aaron & Bela

 

 

PANCHASOVITS

Shavia

 

 

 

 

PINTUSHEVITZ

Gittel

 

Wife of Yeshayahu

 

 

PINTUSHEVITZ (PANCHASOVITS)

Pinchas (Pinke)