Introduction to the Mazheik Jewish Citizens List 1920-41
The List has been compiled by the Curator of the Historical Museum of Mazeikiai (Mazheik), Mr. Algimantas Muturas. Though the list cannot be said to be entirely complete, nor considered to be verifiable as a 'primary' genealogical source of information, it is the most detailed list that thus far has been compiled. It includes the names of all the members of Jewish households, including children, year of birth, address, occupation, and fate (murdered, emigrated, or killed during WWII).
The letter in Lithuanian from the Curator to Mr. Shalom Eilati
Eilati's translation of the letter from Algimantas
Muturas, Curator of the
Dear Mr. Eilati,
Thank you for pleasant letter. I am late with my response,
since I was very occupied. I have just finished a book about the Russian community
that lived in M. until1940. Therefore I was not able to sooner complete the
records of the Jewish inhabitants of the years 1920-1940. I enclose that list
herewith. Please send it to Mr. Benzi Kahana. If you think it proper, you have
permission to publish it on the Internet. I can't assure you that the list is
full or fully accurate. I found the names and the data in the telephone book.
In 1931 an information book 'Whole Lithuania' was published in
I have a detailed card-index and I go on completing it
continuously. Much information I continue getting from the ex-Mazheiker I Lempert
who lives in
Bela Gurvitch (Rosenberg) who passed away in 2004 had published a memoir. Ben-Zion Kahana knows her husband's address. Also you supplied me with interesting information.
That it with regard to Mazeikiai. As for the maps of Seda, I will send them to you on the next time. It is under preparation. The job is complicated, since all the maps were burned during WWII. Mazeikiai was also burned down. As a result, names of streets and numbers were changed. Now there are almost no people who can supply information about where people lived. Therefore the project is making progress slowly. The list of the people of Tirkslai I have sent already to B. Kahana. I have found the house of Iting and shortly I shall photograph it and send the picture. The list of the inhabitants of Seda I have just begun to compile.
That is all for the moment. Good luck in your work
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