Explanation by: Monty Kramer
"Uncle" = Solly Furman; at his right hand his wife Milly,
carrying the given Torah scroll
Sam and Monty Kramer (Mendelis Kremeris) were from Pakruojis. You
can see a beautiful picture of the Kramer family carrying
Torah Scrolls of the Jewish community,
standing in front of the Pakruojis synagogue.
Monty's uncle Solly Furman presented a Torah scroll to the Jewish
community in 1927 when he and his wife and their daughter
Cynthia visited their mother in Pakruojis. The Furman's already
lived in South Africa.
Sam Kramer, the doctor, died, but
his younger brother Monty, a pharmacist, is
still alive and lives in Israel.
The Torah Scroll was taken by the
family Kramer from Pakruojis to
South Africa, when they emigrated to this country before the
war. The same Sefer Torah was taken
by them when they emigrated from
South Africa to Israel. There the Sefer
Torah was donated by the family Kramer to the IDF.
( the Israel Defence Forces).
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