Courtesy of Yad Vashem
(Image submitted to Yad Vashem by Yaakov Kagan
Among the papers of the Central Relief Committee, an Orthodox
Jewish organization affiliated with the Joint Distribution
are a cable transfer and cablegram (see below), personally sent in
1938 by Rabbi Israel Rosenberg
to Efroim Kagan of the Jewish Community of Narewka. These were
sent just nineteen months
before the German invasion of Poland and the Russian occupation of
eastern Poland and, specifically, Narewka.
Froim Kagan, son of Morduhov, is listed in the 1907 and
1912 DUMA Voter Lists. Ephraim Kagan also appears
in Yad Vashem's Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names.
Testimonies submitted by his grandchildren inform us that Kagan,
a wood merchant, born in 1865, had lived in Narewka, and was among
those murdered there in 1941.
Several other members of the Kagan family were also killed in the
Cable Transfer from Rabbi Israel Rosenberg, c/o Central Relief
to Efroim Kagan, Gminy Zydowskiej, Narewka, 14 February 1938
Courtesy Yeshiva University Archives, Central Relief Committee
Cablegram from Rabbi Israel Rosenberg to Efroim Kagan,
Gminy Zydowskiej [Jewish Community], Narewka (Bielsk Podl.), 18
"Bezueglich Bitte schicke 80 Dollars"
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