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Overview of Mazheik Jewish Community Material

By Ilan Ganot , Israel , 

email: o_ganot@inter.net.il

 

ABSTRACT

This article provides a preliminary overview of part of the archival material of the Committee of Jewish Community (Vaad ha’Kehila) of the town of Mazeikiai in northern Lithuania, dated to about 1920-23.

The material is presently archived at the YIVO Archives in New York , USA .                        Link to the Yivo Archives: http://www.cjh.org/about/yivo_catalog.html

The writer, Ilan Ganot, is son to Moshe Iting z”l (1918-2004), native of Mazeikiai.

This work is dedicated to the loving memory of my father Moshe Iting z”l (1918-2004) who inspired me to research his roots, and in memory of my grandparents Eliyahu Faive and Rashe Iting hy”d (murdered in Mazeikiai July 1941), and my uncle Dov-Berl Iting z”l (fell in action while serving with the 16th Lithuanian Division during WW II).

 

Table of Contents

 

ABSTRACT. 1

1.                    Introduction. 2

2.                    Collection Contents. 3

3.                    Sample Documents. 4

4.                    Affidavits. 9

5.                    Name Lists. 10

5.1.                 Signed Names List 10

5.2.                 Alphabetical List 22

5.3.                 Donation lists. 25

5.3.1.              Clothes and Shoes donations list 25

5.3.2.              Donations list (religious books) 27

5.4.                 Lists of Delegates and Candidates. 25

5.4.1.              List of Delegates. 28

5.4.2.              List of Candidates. 29

 


1.             Introduction

Following an article published in the LitvakSIG section of the JewishGen Website (The Contents of YIVO’s Lithuanian Communities of the Interwar Period Collection by Deena A. Berton, 1998 [1]) I became aware of the existence of some material, originally belonging to the Committee of Jewish Community of Mazeikiai (Vaad ha’Kehila) and dating from the early 1920’s, at the YIVO archives in New-York.

The route that these documents had taken from the offices of the Committee of Jewish Community of Mazeikiai to the YIVO archives in New York is a mystery. Hints of a possible route appear in the introduction to the book “Guide to the YIVO Archives”, pp. xv – xvii.[2] According to this source the YIVO Archives in Vilna were established in 1926. During the Lithuanian/Soviet period (Sept. 1939 – June 1941) the archives were enlarged by addition of materials from … and from Jewish Historical and Ethnographic Societies in Vilna (Vilnius) and Kovne (Kaunas) [where the Mazeikiai JCC material might have been archived – I.G.]. Under the Nazi occupation the YIVO collection fell into the hands of the Einsatzstab Rosenberg, … charged with the looting and disposition of Jewish cultural treasures. The materials selected … were shipped to Frankfurt in 1942 and 1943; … [After the war was ended] the books and archival records from Vilna that were transferred from Vilna to Frankfurt survived the final years of the war intact and were reclaimed by YIVO in New York in 1947.

After some research and correspondence I was able to obtain photocopies of the said material.

For those who may be interested in reviewing the originals or ordering a copy for themselves, the location of the material is as follows:

Archives: YIVO (YIVO Institute for Jewish Research)

15 West 16th Street , New York , New York 10011-6301

Tel (212) 246-6080, Fax (212) 292-1892

Call #: RG 2

Box #: 30

Folders #: 573, 583

Collection title: Lithuania .

 

 


2.                Collection Contents

The collection includes about eighty documents, mainly written in Yiddish, Lithuanian, German and Russian. They may be divided into the following main groups of documents:

  1. Name lists (see below)
  2. Formal correspondence between the Committee of Jewish Community of Mazeikiai (Vaad ha’Kehila) and the Ministry for Jewish Affairs of the Lithuanian Government.
  3. Handwritten documents (to be translated and evaluated)
  4. Documents concerning elections to the (regional?) Committee of Jewish Community
  5. Receipts and payrolls
  6. Affidavits (sworn statements in writing)
  7. Other documents.

Preliminary cataloguing of the documents has been done, as well as scanning of the documents for ease of access. The preliminary catalogue is included in the attached Excel file: YIVOdocs_index

 

Each document carries a unique serial number given by YIVO archives (e.g. #24740, # 24745 etc.). These numbers were used as document identifiers at the index of documents, and as part of file names of the scanned documents. For example: document carrying number 24745 was scanned and given a file name: YIVO24745.jpg. Dual sided documents were numbered as YIVO24740-1 and YIVO24740-2 accordingly. A small number of documents, who do not carry serial numbers (perhaps numbers were truncated during copying) were numbered YIVOnnnnn1, YIVOnnnnn2, etc.

For each document, the following fields are included:

  1. YIVO Doc. No. – serial number stamped on the document
  2. File Name – name of the file containing the scanned document (Jpeg format), with link to the file itself
  3. Document type (list, letter, note etc.)
  4. Document title / abstract of contents
  5. Date originated
  6. Language
  7. Name of originator / destination
  8. Remarks.

 

Further research has yet to be done in order to finalize cataloguing, evaluation and analysis of all documents.

 


3.             Sample Documents

Included below are sample documents from each group.

 

 

Figure 1 :  Sample names list

                                                            (YIVO24740) click on image to enlarge

 

 

 

Figure 2: Sample letter of formal correspondence between the Committee of Jewish Community of Mazeikiai (Va'ad ha’Kehila) and the Ministry for Jewish Affairs of the Lithuanian Government.  

 

                      YIVO25073.jpg (138220 bytes)(YIVO25073) click to enlarge

 

 

 

 

Figure 3: Sample handwritten document in Yiddish

 

                                                        YIVOnnnnn1.jpg (656451 bytes) YIVOnnnnn1 (click on image to enlarge)

 

 

Figure 4: Sample handwritten document in Russian (request for Affidavit)

                                                      YIVO25032.jpg (165485 bytes)YIVO25032 (click on image to enlarge)

 

 

 

Figure 5: Sample document concerning elections to the (regional?) Committee of Jewish Community  

                                         YIVO25063.jpg (135982 bytes)YIVO25063 (click to enlarge)

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 6: Sample salary payrolls of R’ Zeev Avrech (left) and R’ Mamyoffe from the Ministry for Jewish Affairs  

                                                       YIVO25045.jpg (141039 bytes)YIVO25045 (click to enlarge)

                                          YIVO25046.jpg (144520 bytes)YIVO25046 (click to enlarge)

 

 

 

   

4.             Affidavits

Affidavits are sworn statements in writing, providing testimonies about personal details of certain persons (name, parents’, wives’ and children’s names, date and location of birth, location of origin etc.). These affidavits were required in order to reconstruct personal registration information usually lost or destroyed during World War I. The local authorities’ registration offices, or the local Jewish community council required this information, so the only way to obtain it was to accept affidavits from witnesses who were familiar with these persons. Containing detailed personal facts, these affidavits may be an invaluable source of information for genealogical research.

Affidavits concerning the following persons are included:

 

Doc.  No.

Name

Parents’ Name(s)

Age / Date of Birth

Place of Birth

Family Included

Date

YIVO25048.jpg

Ita Krup

 

Yaakov

15.9.1899

Latzkova

 

28.11.1921

YIVO25049.jpg

Avraahm Skolnik

Yerachmiel & Ita

20.9.1914

Mazeikiai

 

23.11.1921

YIVO25050.jpg

Shalom Mendel

Mordechai

65 years old

Latzkova

Wife + 3 children

18.11.1921

YIVO25051.jpg

Chaimas

Kolombusas

1902

Mazeikiai

 

?.?.1921

(Lithuanain)

YIVO25052.jpg

Leib Deift

Shalom

 

Mazeikiai

Wife + 1 child

9.10.1921

YIVO25053.jpg

Chaya Schiff

 

42 years old

 

7 children

30.8.1921

 

Tamara Schiff (*)

 

 

 

2 sisters (?)

 

                (*) Deported May 1915

 

Figure 7: Sample Affidavit (Yiddish language)

                                                 YIVO25048.jpg (143373 bytes)YIVO25048 (click to enlarge image)

 

5.             Name Lists

The YIVO collection includes several name lists, handwritten in Yiddish. These lists are of importance from genealogical point of view, therefore an effort has been put in order to transliterate and computerize these lists.

While the purpose of some of these lists is clear, there is an uncertainty about the purpose and dates of some other lists. Further research is required in order to determine their purpose and dates. 

The following lists are included in the YIVO collection:

  1. Signed names list
  2. Alphabetical list
  3. Donations lists
  4. List of delegates
  5. Other lists

5.1.       Signed Names List

This list, written in Yiddish, includes the following fields:

(1)   Last name and given name

(2)   Age

(3)   Signature

The list includes names of adults only, aged 22 years old and above (with the exception of one person of 17 years old). Names and ages of every individual of any family are separately written, while a single signature (in most cases) is included for each family.

It is assumed, not for certain, that this list might have been either of the following:

  1. Voter’s list for the local Committee of the Jewish Community of Mazeikiai (Vaad ha’Kehila), where every family had a single voting mandate.
  2. List of registration of adult members of the Jewish community for an unclear purpose.
  3. List for confirmation of reception of some services or donations from the Jewish Community of Mazeikiai.

These assumptions have yet to be researched, verified or negated.

According to some identified names in the list, whose birth year is known from bibliographical references (e.g. Sefer Yahadut Lita), we could assess in which year it was written. For example it is known that R. Zeev Avrech was born in Ritova in 1845. Since in the list he appeared to be 75 years old, we could assume that the list is dated to 1920.

Following is the whole list, transliterated into English. In some cases spelling mistakes or inaccuracies may have occurred due to inaccurate name transliteration or interpretation. Corrections will be welcome (please write to the Webmaster).

 


File name: YIVO24740-1.jpg

Surname

Given Name

Age

Signature

Remarks

Page

Offien

Shmuel

58

yes

 

24740-1

Ette

53

Epelsohn

Gimpel

52

yes

 

Nache

49

“betlageh” (lies down in bed)

Rivka

22

 

Alkenitzky

Moshe

34

yes

“lehrer” (teacher)

Rachel

34

Iting

Faive

40

yes

Lived in Vytautas 5 (grandparents of the author)

Rashe

34

Akmian

Eliyahu

28

yes

 

Beile

22

Itzikowitz

Henne

24

 

 

Avrech

Zeev

75

 

Rabbi of Mazeikiai

Beile

28

Bat-Sheva Reise

27

Ayala

Wolf

30

yes

 

Cahna

25

Avrech

Rachel

58

yes

 

Chaim Yitzhak

31

Chava

21

Apelsin

Sarah

86

 

“blinde” (blind)

Alschwang

Sheftil

34

yes

 

Mary

33

Aranawitz

Blumeh

43

yes

 

 


File name: YIVO24740-2.jpg

Surname

Given Name

Age

Signature

Researcher / Remarks

Page

Blind

Shmuel Yossef

36

stamp

 

24740-2

Rachel

27

Baradawka (?)

Lipman

28

yes

 

Blach (Bloch?)

Sarah

27

yes

 

Mashe

22

Bernstein

Yitzhak

50

yes

 

Zippe

48

Bensky

Eliezer

55

yes

 

Chava Beile

52

Meir

30

Chana

22

Bloch

Baruch

50

yes

 

Henne

43

Blind

Avraham

30

stamp

 

Buchman

Rivka

-

yes

 

 


File name: YIVO24741-1.jpg

Surname

Given Name

Age

Signature

Researcher / Remarks

Page

Glickman

Leib

40

yes

 

24741-1

Blumeh

28

Grass (Gross?)

Feige

63

yes

 

Golde

25

Zemach

23

Guerwitz

Yechezkel

28

yes

 

Dabeh

25

Garb

Hanne

24

yes

 

Gordon

Beile

26

yes

 

Galz

Mere (?)

38

yes

 

Glick

Pesse

65

 

 

Sarah

35

Gordon

Wolf

70

yes

 

Grinberg

Z. Yossef

50

 

 

Chaya Ete

48

Glickman

 

Chaim

62

yes

 

Feige

61

Hirsch

33

Mendel

28

Pesse

22

Glickman

 

Teibe

49

yes

 

Meir

26

Grinstein

Feige

23

-

 

Ginzburg

Avraham

29

yes

 

Esther

24

Glickman

Zundel

36

yes

 

Chava

28

 


File name: YIVO24741-2.jpg

Surname

Given Name

Age

Signature

Researcher / Remarks

Page

Gross

Hirsch

58

-

 

24741-2

Giber (Gibor?)

Reuven

30

yes

 

Gamzu

Elchanan

51

yes

 

Eide

43

Glick

Aharon

55

yes

 

Sarah

50

Manes

32

Yaakov

30

Gordon

Michel (?)

33

yes

 

Elle

30

Gurvitz

Hirsch

-

yes

 

Sarah

-

Heimann

Dobe

22

-

 

Hetz

Avraham

64

yes

 

Reise

62

Heimann

Leah

23

yes

 

Horowitz

Sarah

25

yes

 

Hirsch

28

Heimann

Zan (?)

40

yes

 

 

 


File name: YIVO24742-1.jpg

Surname

Given Name

Age

Signature

Researcher / Remarks

Page

Wald

Zelig

46

yes

 

24742-1

Rivka

42

Zonder

Rachel

70

yes

 

Zetil

Avraham

28

yes

 

Cahna

29

Zonder

Avraham

42

yes

 

Toibe

39

Zilber

Natan

37

yes

 

Turk

Yossef

34

yes

 

Alte

28

Tov

Leib

56

yes

 

Tzire

53

Tieger

Hirsch

41

-

 

Yoffe

Yaakov

54

yes

 

Itte

50

Chasse (?)

22

Yung

Zisseh

22

yes

 

Yezersky

Leib

40

yes

 

Hinde

35

 

 

 

 

 

 


File name: YIVO24742-2.jpg


Surname

Given Name

Age

Signature

Researcher / Remarks

Page

Yudaikin

Moshe

60

yes

 

24742-2

Bat-Sheva Leah

60

Frumeh

24

Aizik

22

Lazerov

Albert

-

yes

 

Lampeh

Menucha

52

yes

 

Ete

26

Blumeh

24

?

Pesse

-

-

 

Landman

Beile

50

yes

 

Mendil

24

Levitt

Chaya

21

yes

 

Levin

Avraham

68

yes

 

Kraseh

70

Sarah

22

Levitt

Moshe Leib

57

yes

 

Rivka

49

Ette

23

Feige

21

Levi

Shimshon

72

yes

 

Kreine

70

Lurie

Nechama

60

yes

 

Levin

Shimon

55

yes

 

Rachme ?

50

Lurie

Yitzhak

31

yes

 

Chava

26

Lubavitz (Lubavitsch)

 

Ber

60

yes

 great grandfather, great grandmother and great-aunt to co-webmaster Raymond Ravinsky

Hene

60

Mirjashe 

23

Leibovitz

Sheine

70

yes

 

 


File name: YIVO24743-1.jpg

Surname

Given Name

Age

Signature

Researcher / Remarks

Page

Levinson

Leib

17

-

 

24743-1

Levin

Beile

25

yes

 

levitt

Ber

-

yes

 

Pesse

-

Lipnitzky

-

-

-

 

Leider ?

Albert

25

-

crossed out ?

Mendelson

Yitzhak

58

yes

 

Feige Sarah

60

Feivel

22

Shimeh ?

21

Minster

Hirsch

58

yes

 

Chaya

26

Mamyoffe

Yossef

40

yes

Rabbi of Mazeikiai, son in law of R’ Zeev Avrech

Hinde

39

Metz

Ber

33

yes

 

Chava or Chaya

28

Marin

Israel

33

yes

 

Chava

28

Metz

Feivel

61

yes

 

Nachamson

Chana Malka

45

yes

 

Neimann

Yossef

59

-

 

Neimann

Chaim

70

yes

 

Rivka

60

Tzile

25

 


File name: YIVO24743-2.jpg

Surname

Given Name

Age

Signature

Researcher / Remarks

Page

Segal

Rachel

36

yes

 

24743-2

Skama ?

Y. Moshe

65

yes

 

Yudes

45

Polyakov (Poliakov-Lubavitsch)

Tzire

22

yes (signed maiden name Lubavitsch)

 grandmother to co-webmaster Raymond Ravinsky ~ in South Africa the name became (Celia) Poliak

Pecker

Shalom

62

yes

 

Cheine

60

Feinruf

Yitzhak

28

yes

 

Peckel

Zorach

-

yes

Lived in Vytautas 3

Peirus

Yaakov

55

yes

 

Elke

47

Moshe

21

Poizner

Michael

35

yes

 

Sarah

34

Peirus

yehuda

54

 

 

Braineh

48

 


File name: YIVO24744-1.jpg

Surname

Given Name

Age

Signature

Researcher / Remarks

Page

Fohn

Shmuel Yehuda

50

yes

 

24744-1

Sarah

48

Peshe

23

Pelz

Israel

45

yes

 

Blumeh

40

Persky

Shlomo

-

yes

 

Preiss ?

Zalman

28

yes

 

Feige

24

Zindler

Beine ?

42

yes

 

Chayan(Chava?) Sarah

39

Kalner

Dobe

35

yes

 

Kagan

Meir

23

yes

 

Miryam

24

Katzav

Moshe

49

yes

 

Chasseh

48

Hanneh

22

Kapelush

Leib

30

yes

 

Leah

27

Klaf

Ber

36

yes

 

Toibe

33

Kleid ?

M… ?

-

yes

crossed out ?

 


File name: YIVO24744-2.jpg

Surname

Given Name

Age

Signature

Researcher / Remarks

Page

Rabinovitz

Bat-Sheva

40

yes

 

24744-2

Rubel

Sahbtai

54

yes

 

Ete Dobe

49

Cahsseh Beileh

25

Rier

Ben Yamin

27

yes

 

Beile

-

Rupiek

Malka

24

yes

 

Rabinovitz

Baruch

37

yes

 

Rier

Yaakov

28

yes

 

Yitzhak Mordechai

27

Reidansky

Hirsch

26

yes

 

Chanah

23

Rabinowitz

 

Yossef

38

yes

 

Tzileh

28

Rabinowitz

 

Froim ?

70

yes

 

Shmuel

33

Leib

37

Ete

22

Rabinowitz

 

S. Leib

52

yes

 

Zlateh

35

Rabinowitz

 

S. Itteh

57

 

 

Blumeh

24

 


File name: YIVO24745.jpg

Surname

Given Name

Age

Signature

Researcher / Remarks

Page

Schiff ?

Chanah

26

-

 

24745

Hirsch

22

Schulman

Ben-Yamin

43

yes

 

Rivka

36

Shapira

Yaakov

30

yes

 

Chaya

25

Sher

Tzeppeh ?

44

yes

 

Sharmundes

Shimon

40

yes

 

Chaya Basheh

38

Schpilg

 

Hirsch

45

yes

 

Rivka

46

Schpilg

 

Aharon

32

-

 

 


5.2.       Alphabetical List

This list, written in Yiddish, is a plain alphabetical name list. Its purpose is not clear. Most of the names are masculine first names (perhaps indicating names of heads of families) while some others are feminine first names  (perhaps names of single women, widowers etc.).

File name: YIVO25054-1.jpg

Surname

Given Name

 

Surname

Given Name

Page

Avrech

Yitzhak

 

Grinberg

Betzalel Yossef

25054-1

Apelsin

Gimpel

 

Gordon

Michael

Ofien

Shmuel

 

Gordon

Yehoshua

Akmian

Eliyahu

 

Getz

Avraham

Iting

Yitzhak

 

Gross

Hirsch

Avramovitz

Yossef

 

Glick

Aharon

Aharonovitz

Zalman

 

Glickman

Avraham Mordechai

Aharonovitz

Blumeh

 

Ginzburg

Avraham

Itzikovitz

Henne

 

Grinstein

Ette

Alschwang

Scheftl

 

Hurwitz

Yechezkel

Alkenitzky

Moshe

 

Hurwitz

Hirsch

Bloch

Baruch

 

Hurwitz

Sarah

Bensky

Eliezer

 

Heimann

Z.

Birzansky

Eliyahu

 

Wachs

Hirsch

Blind

Shmuel

 

Wald

Zelig

Bernstein

Yitzhak

 

Wolfsohn

Mordechai

Baradawka

Lipman

 

Zonder

Avraham

Bra

Moshe

 

Zinger

David

Bloch

Sarah

 

Zeger

Yossef

Blind

Avraham

 

Zilbert

-

Glickman

Chaim

 

Tov

Leib

Glickman

Zundl

 

Trigobov

Yaakov

Gross

Tzemach

 

Turk

Yossef

Glickman

Leib

 

Tov

Chaim

Glickman

Meir

 

Yoffe

Yaakov

Glickman

Hirsch

 

Yudaikin

Moshe

Gamzu

Elchanan

 

Yezersky

Leib

 


File name: YIVO25054-2.jpg

Surname

Given Name

 

Surname

Given Name

Page

Levitt

Moshe Leib

 

Fohn

David

25054-2

Levitt

Ber

 

Pelz

Israel

Lubavitz

Ber

 

Feinroif

Yitzhak

Levin

Avraham

 

Peckel

Zorach

Lampe

Menucha

 

Fohn

Shmuel Yehuda

Lampe

Betzalel

 

Portnoy

Israel

Levin

Shimon

 

Poliakov

Chanan

Landman

Mendl

 

Zindler

Binyamin

Levitt

Chaya

 

Klaf

Ber

Luria

Yitzhak

 

Kapelush

Leib

Lipnitzky

Shlomo

 

Keckit ?

Alter

Leizerovitz

Albert

 

Katzav

Moshe

Lichtenstein

Chaim

 

Klianer

Moshe

Metz

Faivel

 

Kalner

Dacke ?

Mamyoffe

Rabbi Yossef

 

Kahn

Apteik

Mendelsohn

Yitzhak

 

Krongold

Dr.

Marin

Israel

 

Kristal

Moshe

Minster

Hirsch

 

Rabinovitz

Baruch

Metz

Ber

 

Rubel

Shabtai

Neimann

Chaim

 

Reidansky

Hirsch

Neimann (or Nachman)

Yossef

 

Rabinovitz

Brieder

Epel

Leib

 

Rabinovitz

Shmuel Leib

Epel

Lina ?

 

Rubinstein

Yitzhak

Peires

Yaakov

 

Rubinstein

Markus

Peires

Yehuda

 

Rachmel

Chana

Poisner

Michael

 

Rabin

Chaim

Fohn

Leib

 

 

 

 


File name: YIVO25055.jpg

Surname

Given Name

Page

Rabinovitz

Blumeh

25055

Rier

Yitzhak

Schulman

Binyamin

Shachmondis

Shimon

Schpilg

Aharon

Skama or Shkama

Yehuda Moshe

Smaleh or Shmaleh

Pessach

Schpilg

Hirsch

Schiff

Chana

Shapira

Avraham

Mesyeh

Avraham

Daliatizky

Yitzhak

Kopelman

Zeev ?

Klaf

Shalom

Darin ? / Zarin ?

-

 


5.3.       Donation lists

Two Donations lists are included:

  1. Clothes and Shoes donations list (see 5.3.1 below)
  2. Religious books donations list (see 5.3.2 below)

5.3.1. Clothes and Shoes donations list

This list, written in Yiddish, is of special interest for researchers of the Jewish community of Mazeikiai.

The list includes the following columns:

(1)   Last name and given name

(2)   Age

(3)   Location (origin/place of deportation of listed person; see below)

(4)   Quantity (Qty)

(5)   Unit of measure (UM)

(6)   Item (shoes, trousers, skirt etc.)

(7)   Total quantity (in case of different items)

(8)   Signature (some signatures are marked as “Analphabet”, or “can’t write”. Some are signed by someone else on behalf of the receiving/donating person.

It is assumed, not for certain, that this is a list of clothes and shoes donations, donated to individuals and families who were expelled from Lithuania to Russia and the Ukraine during World War I and retuned to Lithuania after the war. This assumption is based on the following:

a.       This list is assumed to include names of Jewish persons / heads of families who were expelled from Lithuania to Russia and the Ukraine in 1915 and returned to Lithuania in about 1918-1920. This assumption is based on several appearances of Kremenzug at the Location column. The writer of this article knows from his father’s own history that his parents were expelled in 1915 and stayed at or near Kremenzug in the Ukraine until WWI was over. The writer’s father was born in 1918 at the Bachmut railway station near Kremenzug, at the beginning of the family’s long way back to Lithuania . It was most probable that they came back to Lithuania with a very few belongings and needed donations for basic clothing and footwear.

b.      The word “Palit” (=refugee in Hebrew) is attached to the name of one of the persons in the list.

c.       Eleven out of the 27 persons in the list were registered as “analphabetic”. It is assumed that there is a correlation between their economical and educational status. Usually well to do persons were among donors, rather than receivers of donations.

Further information about expulsion of Lithuanian Jewish Jewry during the First World War is included in the article: “The Expulsion of the Lithuanian Jews during the Fervor of the First World War (1914-1918)” by Louis Stein.[3] 

 

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Surname

Given Name

Age

Location

Qty

UM

Item

Total

Signature

Gordon

Zeev

73

Bichow

1

pair

shoes

-

analphabet

Verbawsky

M.

18

-

1

pair

shoes

1

yes

Kahanson

Netanel

50

Bogdochowe

1

pair

shoes

1

yes

Bernstein

Yitzhak

53

Homel

1

pair

shoes

1

analphabet

Skama

Yehuda Moshe

65

Berdiansk

1

pair

shoes

1

yes

Leibovitz

Simeh ?

75

Berdiansk

1

pair

shoes

1

analphabet

Fischer

Moshe

47

Sum

1

pair

shoes

1

yes

Iting

?

40

(illegible)

1

pair

shoes

1

can’t write

Bernstein

Yitzhak

14

Kremenzug

1

pair

shoes

1

-

Zeger

Shepsil

55

Saratow ?

1

pair

shoes

1

analphabet

Bra

Chaim

70

Saratow ?

1

pair

shoes

1

analphabet

Bloch

Yaakov Palit (*)

29

Moliw

1

pair

shoes

1

yes

Fischer

Zeev

15

Shumin

1

pair

shoes

1

yes

Levin ?

Shimshon

71

Soleh ?

1

pair

shoes

1

analphabet

Levin ?

Kreineh

70

Soleh ?

1

pair

shoes

1

analphabet

Zarin

Ette

47

Kremenzug

1

pair

shoes

1

yes

Becker

Lippa

20

Miletopol ?

1

pair

shoes

1

yes

Gordon

Zeev

69

Wetke

1

 

“anzig”

 

analphabet

Kaganson

Netanel

46

Shumi

1

1

 

pair

Coat

trousers

2

analphabet

Kaganson

“Froi” (Mrs.)

45

Shumi

1

 

lady’s skirt

1

analphabet

Bernstein

Yitzhak

48

Kremenzug

2

2

 

“keplech”

“westen”

4

yes

Bernstein

Tzippeh

-

Kremenzug

2

1

 

coats

skirt

3

yes

Fischer

Avraham

45

Pavlograd

1

1

 

Coat

“vest”

2

yes

Fischer

Sarah 

Blumeh

47

Pavlograd

2

1

 

Skirts

“bluzeh”

3

yes

Sheftelovitz

Yaakov

26

Moscow

1

pair

shoes

1

yes

Kaganson

Sheine

51

Batom

4

piece

used skirts

 

-

Leibovitz

Avraham

45

Korstitz

6

piece

used skirts

 

-

(*) The Hebrew word “Palit” means refugee.


5.3.2. Donations list (religious books)

This list, also written in Yiddish, includes names and ages of persons receiving (or donating???) religious books (“Nach” = Bible, “Chumash” = Pentateuch(.

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Surname

Given Name

Age / Cost ? (*)

Qty

Type of Book

Signature

Glickman

-

12

1

Nach

yes

Iting

-

55

1

Chumash

 

Yoffe

-

12

1

Nach

yes

Katzav

-

10

1

Nach

 

(*) Remark: In the absence of a header line it is unclear whether this column denotes age, cost of book or some other figure.

 


5.4.       Lists of Delegates and Candidates

Two lists are included:

  1. List of Delegates (see 5.4.1 below)
  2. List of candidates (see 5.4.2 below)

 

5.4.1. List of Delegates

 

This list, written in Yiddish, is of special interest for researchers of the relations between the local Jewish communities and the Ministry of Jewish Affairs of the Lithuanian government.

The contents of the header of the list are:

List of delegates from regional Jewish communities for the gathering/convention in Mazeikiai, 30 August 1923 with “anteil” (participation?) of the Minister for Jewish Affairs.

The list includes the following columns:

(1)   No. of Mandate

(2)   Surname and Name

(3)   Shtetl

(4)   Remark

 

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No. of Mandate

Surname and name

Shtetl

Remark

989 / 138

Tieger Isaac

Siad

 

10

Singer Yehuda Leib

Klikal

 

186

Verbawsky Moshe

Lisowe

 

-

Kaganovitz Nachum

Barshtitz

Does not have with him the mandate “mativirndig” (document?); has forgotten it

98

Grad T. ?

Pikeliai

 

99

Fridan S.

Pikeliai

 

-

Bernstein Yaakov

Yelokiai

 

-

Grossman Alter

Yelokiai

 

-

Shein, Rabbi S.

Litzkova

 

-

Yakopson ?

Akmian

 

-

Montwid ?

Tirksliai

 

-

-

Vieksniai

 

 


5.4.2. List of Candidates

 

This list, also written in Yiddish, includes names of six candidates for Va'ad Ha'Kehilla, and signatures of about 30 supporters.

 

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No. of Candidate

Surname and name

1

Avraham Schtrum

2

Bere Levitt

3

Mendl Landman

4

Hirsch Glickman

5

Zemach Gross

6

Bere Kalff

 

The following list includes supporters’ signatures that could be identified. Those who couldn’t be identified were marked with ? or (?).

 

Left Column

Right Column

Menucha (?) Lampe

P. (or F.) Lampe

? Lansdman

?

Pesse Levitt

Leib Glickman

?

B. Glickman

?

Avraham Levin

Faive Iting

?

D. ?

S. Schtrum

H. ?

H. Schtrum

Israel ?

A. Leizer

Nete Glickman

M. Tobie

Rashe Iting

? Tobie

Yossef Levin

Hinde (?) Zarkeanovitz

Shaul Horowitz

Moshe Zarkeanovitz

Sarah ?

Beile Landman

Chaya ?

Berl Grinberg

 

 

 



[1] www.jewishgen.org/Litvak/yivo.htm

 

[2] Guide to the YIVO Archives, compiled and edited by Fruma Mohrer and Marek Web , M.E. Sharpe, Armonk , New York .

[3] This article is included in the Book “Lite”. See http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/lita/Lit0089.html

 

 

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