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Photo Gallery

Photographs relating to Mazheik, of people and places, that do not belong in one of the other rubrics, will be placed in this Photo Gallery.

1 Jewish Heritage in Regional Museums of Lithuania

2 Photos from the South African Jewish Board of Deputies Archive

3 Mazeikiai Pictures from Yad Vashem Photograph Archive

4 Pessa Lubavitsch and Leah Greenstein

 

The "Jewish Heritage in Regional Museums of Lithuania" Gallery.

The Website of the Centre for Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews keeps a gallery of old pictures of Jewish Lithuanian Communities, collected from regional museums of Lithuania.

The gallery includes several pictures from the Historical Museum of Mazeikiai.
The pictures may be viewed at the following link:

http://www.jewishstudies.lt/index.php?195362618

To view the pictures you should select:
Museum = Mazeikiai
Topic: (select topic of interest: All, Shtetl, Jews, Faces, etc.)
Object: (select object of interest: All, Photo, Item, Document, etc.).

The webmasters of the Mazheik Memorial Website have applied to the Historical Museum of Mazeikiai for permission to upload copies of the pictures to the Mazheik Memorial Website.
In the meanwhile, until permission is granted, a sample of selected pictures is presented below.

The captions are as they appear on the original website. Webmaster's notes have been added where applicable.

Mazeikiai Street and House Pictures
The following street and house pictures were taken from the book: "Mazeikiai 1920-1968. Photos." ed. B.Radziunas, A.Stanacius, MM 13969/1

Mazeikiai. Vasario 16 day street. House of Liasberg in the left. 1934.

(captions literally as on the Lithuanian site)

Mazeikiai. Corner of Vasario 16 day and Laisves street.

Mazeikiai. Vasario 16 day street.

Mazeikiai. Vasario 16 day street.

Mazeikiai. Vasario 16 day street. House of Liasberg in the left. 1930.

Mazeikiai. House of Blumental. 1929
Mazeikiai. Laisves street. 1934
Market place of Mazeikiai. 1923
Market place of Mazeikiai. 1925
Mazeikiai Faces and Documents

The following is a sample of various pictures and documents with Jewish connection

Family of Kalvarijai.
Rivah Brilite-Kalvariene (on the left) - employee of Vieksniai pharmacy, was fusilladed (*) in 1940 - 1941.
Museum of Pharmacy in Vieksniai, 8/22 5074
Subdivision of Mazeikiai museum
(*) Note by Webmaster: fusilladed may mean annihilated
Football club of Mazeikiai.
Note by Webmaster: Jewish football players were known to play with the local Maccabi football club
Register of the second form of Mazeikiai gymnasium. School year 1931-1932.
Lithuanian and Jewish pupils were studying together.
Cover of the register.

Mezeikiai museum. Inv.no. 1.2.25

Register of the second form of Mazeikiai gymnasium. School year 1931-1932.
Lithuanian and Jewish pupils were studying together.
List of the pupils.

Mezeikiai museum. Inv.no. 1.2.25.

Mazeikiai. Workers of the Y. Avrakh workshop. 1914.

Mazeikiai museum, photo from a book "Mazeikiai 1968-1920. Photos." ed. B.Radziunas, A.Stanacius, MM 13969/1

Mazeikiai. Gamz (*) wool cleaning workshop. 1906. 1930.
Mazeikiai museum, photo from a book "Mazeikiai 1968-1920. Photos." ed. B.Radziunas, A.Stanacius, MM 13969/1
(*) Note by Webmaster: Gamz may be identified as the Gamzu family

 

 

Photos from the South African Jewish Board of Deputies Archive

permission to publish the pictures below granted by the SA Jewish Board of Deputies,

Courtesy of Naomi Musiker, Barry Mann and Maurice Skikne.

click to enlarge

Flax refining factory in Mazheik

Yaakov Leibowitzs wedding in Mazheik

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Mazeikiai Pictures from Yad Vashem Photograph Archive

Posted under permission #109429 to mount documentation, which is in the possession of Yad Vashem on our website.

Yad Vashem Photograph Archive website: http://www6.yadvashem.org/wps/portal/photo?lang=iw&homepage=true

Description

Yad va'Shem Item No.

Photo No.

General view of Laisves street before WW-II

79894

187DO9

Stoties street before WW-II

79633

181BO8

Pharmacy at the corner of 16th Vasario str. and Laisves str. before WW-II

76225

187DO7

Maccabi Mazheik football club before WW-II

74702

187DO6

Stoties street in 1929

37025

1044/52

Memorial stone on a mass grave in Mazeikiai

35182

3657/1

Maccabi Mazheik sports club, 23 August,1924

33004

1044/145

Kibbutz he'Chalutz ba'Maale, before Aliyah of Yaakov, Chana, Edna, Chaya and Keile to Eretz-Yisrael, Mazeikiai, 21 May, 1934

558

3759/3

Memorial monument on a mass grave, commemorating the Jewish victims of the Shtetl

3893

3976/3

Memorial monument on a mass grave, commemorating the Jewish victims of the Shtetl

3415

3976/2

Memorial monument on a mass grave, commemorating the Jewish victims of the Shtetl

2949

3976/1

Memorial, close to the mass murder site, commemorating the Jewish victims of the Shtetl

4365

4051

 

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The following pictures in this Photo Galery were sent to the webmasters by Mr. Shalom Eilati, who recognized one of the people in pictures under Family Research, Lubavitsch ., the youngest child of Berre and Hene-Leah Lubavitsch, Pessa. In his possession are pictures of his late mother, Leah Greenstein (z"l) with the same young woman, Pessa Lubavitsch. Leah and Pessa were friends. Leah perished in the Kovne Ghetto. Pessa later married Morris Wald and became known as Pauline in South Africa.

Leah and Pessa (approx. 1925)

(additional pictures to be uploaded)

 

 

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Compiled by Raymond Ravinsky
Updated: March, 2009
Copyright © 2009 Raymond Ravinsky

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