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Rezekne Jewish Cemetery

The Approximate Address of the Cemetery is
A. Upisa iela 92 - 94, Rezekne, Rezeknes pilseta LV-4601, Latvia
Lat 56.486126 degrees north, Long 27.332467 degrees east.
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The great majority of the photographs were taken by Christine Usdine in 2009. She passed away in 2013 and these photos are posted here as a tribute to her. She arranged for the transalations of the tombstones with translations. The names of the translators are given. Click on her name below her photo to read our dedication of this website to her memory.

Christine Usdin
Christine Usdin

Some of the photos were taken by Dave Howard October 31, 2003. It was colder and there were no leaves on the trees. His guide, Aleksandrs Feigmanis was with him.

The translated headstones below are all in the JOWBR Database at JewishGen

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Street Entrance Jewish Cemetery
Modern view from street of entrance to Jewish Cemetery in Rezekne.
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Holocaust Memorial
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Wall Around Cemetery
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And down the hill, on the field, there is a lonely stone....
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A memorial tombstone, engraved in our hearts. Tears are shed from our eyes; for our children, wives and elders; and for the Rabbis of our congregation, that were preyed and burned by the bestial f a s c i s t s. [last lines unread] The holocaust in Rezekne Translation by Amram Eshel
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Memorial to Mass Burial Site of Holocaust Murders Flowers and candles...
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View Near Modern Entrance
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View Near Modern Entrance
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Other Side of Ravine
Cemetery View
Dave Howard standing in front of old gate in 2003.
new gate
New Gate: Top half circle: To be remembered forever
Next: Contribution or RebYa'akov Leib and his wife Feige Grons
Next (straight line) founded (inside Jewish Star5693 = year 1933) in Shvat (Jewish month= about February) Gate installed by modern Jewish Community.
Cemetery View
The view out the old gate, that ubiquitous cathedral.
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A Few Headstones
Cemetery View
A Few Headstones
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SANDLER, son of Semen
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Newer Tomb
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Cemetery View
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Oleg KETSHEDZHI, son of Ivan 1925- 2003 No religious signs on the headstone, but according to the names, this man was Christian.
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Cemetery View
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Ilya REZNIKOV, son of Yakov
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Rakhil REZNIKOVA, daughter of Isaak.
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PLINER, son of Savel. Died in 1976
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LEIZEROVICH 1922- 1993
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To my dear father and sisters, who were murdered in 1941 in Kaunat Itze- Velve HIRSH, son of Zvulun Yekhudis HIRSH Menukha HIRSH
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Raisa PLINER, daughter of Trofim 1872- 15/04/1957
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Within the Star of David are the two letters which refer to "Here lies". It is followed by the first line which contains the name, Etel/Ethel Bas/(daughter of) Mikael/Michael TSHERNOBRAUDA Translation by Jo Seligman and Amram Eshel
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Khasia PAVLOVA, daughter of David 1 February 1923 - 16 September 2005 To my dear mother From your daughter
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Beila BUL, daughter of Rakhmil 1912- 1966 From daughter tomb in the back on the right: Lea GARBER, daughter of Grigori
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Cemetery View
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David LEVIN, son of Alexander 15/03/1903- 19/04/1975 From wife, children and grandchildren
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Died in 1975
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Khasia PAVLOVA, daughter of David 1/02/1923- 16/09/2005 To my dear mother from daughter
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Khana HIRSHSOHN, daughter of Shlemo
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left: Khaim WEISSMAN, son of Leib 8/07/1935- 2005 right: Dina WEISSMAN 1938- 11/11/2001
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Tzila MOVEL ( DONDE) 03/02/1926- 22/10/2007 From son, daughter in law and grandchildren
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Anatoli MOVEL 19/11/1920- 26/01/1999 From wife, son and grandchildren
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Anna BUMAKOVA (DONDE) 1931-2002 From siblings
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Evgueni KUZNETZOV, son of Anatoli 7/05/1950- 2004
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? SAPOZHNIKOVA, daughter of David Died in 1977
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Cemetery View
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Peya ROZEN....., daughter of Leib
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Cemetery View
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Kreina TSHERFAS Died in 1937 From children, grandchildren and Ggrandchildren
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Monument - No Translation Yet
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Khava SHATZ, daughter of David. 25/12/1926- 19/11/2007 In our hearts, you are still alive
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Isak SUKHOBOKOV, son of Leon 1922- 1997
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Elias GELBART, son of David 1901- 1960
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Vera LEVINA, daughter of Lazar 26/12/1919- 2001
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Mozes FRUMKIN, son of Lev
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Tatiana ORLOVA 14/09/1917- 18/O3/2006 An orthodox tomb
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Mikhail DELMAN, son of Zalman 1937- 1994
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Newer Headstone
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Yankel STEKLOV, son of Nathan
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Newer Tomb
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Yasha(?) STEKLOV, son of Yakov Died on 2/10/1988
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Tava KUNST 1884- 1934
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The stone is for a woman, the name looks like Fava Frida or Fava Frenda TZARPAT. Died 28 Cheshvan 5698.( Tuesday, November 2, 1937) Translation by David Rosen And by Avraham Malthete in French: Pas facile à lire, mais on peut lire quand même : 1) Ici repose 2) la femme considérée 3) réservée dans ses actions, 4) une Eshet 'Haïl (une femme de valeur) 5) Pessa-Frouah 6) Tsarfat 7) fille de ......................... 8) décédée en bon renom 9) le 28 (ou le 25) 10) du mois de Mar'heshvan 11) de l'année 698 (ou 695). Que son âme soit liée au faisceau des vivants. Ce qui donnerait plusieurs possibilités de date de décès: 28 Mar'heshvan 698 = mardi 2/11/1937 25 Mar'heshvan 698 = samedi 30/10/1937 28 Mar'heshvan 695 = mardi 6/11/1934 25 Mar'heshvan 695 = samedi 3/11/1934 mais c'est le première proposition qui me parait la plus plausible.
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Here lies honest man Eliezer Moshe son of Tzvi Hirsch YAVITZ, died 20 Sivan year .... (The rest is covered with dust) Tranlation by Zvi Henryk Welgreen
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To my dear father and sisters, who were murdered in 1941 in Kaunat Itze- Velve HIRSH, son of Zvulun Yekhudis HIRSH Menukha HIRSH The headstone in front: The name appears to be Sarah Leah HIRSH, died the 6th or 7th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar... Translation by Jo Seligman and the translation in french by Avraham Malthete: Devant : Sarah-Léah HIRSH, 6 Iyar (peut-être 664; jeudi 21/4/1904). Derrière, cachés par l'herbe (!!!)également des Hirsch, décédés en camp de concentration Ishe-Velve,fils de Zevouloun Hirsch; Yehudith (Judith) Hirsch; et le troisième est caché par l'herbe.
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Cemetery View
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Mania ZIMMERMAN, daughter of Abram 1907- 1978
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Naum LIFSHITZ, son of Lazar 4/11/1898- 13/03/1967 We remember you. You will always live in our hearts. Wife, children and siblings (According to the births records of Rezekne, that I have translated, Lazar was the son of Rafael- David and married to Gela, daughter of Movsha)
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Tzilia BROZGAL,daughter of Lev 1908- 1983 From children and grandchildren
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A Few Headstones
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Yosif LIN or DIN(?), son of Benjamin
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Rakhil LEVIN, daughter of Lazer 1900- 1920 From brother
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Pinkhos NAGLIS (NAGLI), son of Moisey Died in 1992
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LUFT A woman's tomb
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D. Z LUFT 1901- 1971 From wife, children and grandchildren (According to the births records of Rezekne, that I have translated, it is the tomb of David - Mordukh, son of Zalman- Abba Khaimovoch from Novo- Aleksandrovsk and Toiba, daughter of Shlemo. He was born on January 4, 1900)
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Bella ROZINSKAYA, daughter of Naum October1923- April 1990
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Abram KUSIN, son of Leib 1928- 1994
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Pesia BREIDO 1935- 2001
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Lina ILINST ?, daughter of Berko 28/06/1911- 10/03/2001
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Eternal remembrance to my Parents- Basia and Movshe Sisters- Mina and Khaika My brothers: Abrema and Leib victims of the holocaust in Berditshev
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Grigori SAPOZHNIKOV, son of Semen 1936- 1998
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Rokha GUREVICH, daughter of Mordukh 1893- 1977
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left: Zaya TSHERFAS, daughter of Rakhmil 15/05/1900-18/07/1979 From husband, children and grandchildren right: Zavel TSHERFAS, son of Berko
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Izrail BRESLAV, son of Rafail 1/10/1899- 28/01/1976 From wife, children, grandchildren, brother (According to the births records of Rezekne, that I have translated, Izrael Breslav was born to Rafail, son of Leizer and Basa, daughter of Zelik on October 19, 1899)
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Leizer LEVIN, son of Izrail 2/03/1908- 19/01/1976 From wife, children and grandchildren
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Sheina SUKHOBOKOVA, daughter of David 1892- 1975 From children tomb in the back: Mera ZLOTINA, daughter of Salomon
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Ruvin TSHERFAS, son of Berko 1894- 1976
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Peya BELOIS, daughter of Meier 1900- 1975
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Eta KUKLA, daughter of Leib 15/11/1911- 5/11/1971
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Benjamin SAPOZHNIKOV, son of Leib 1913- 1970 From siblings
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tomb in the back: Lea NAGLI, daughter of Izrail 1905- 1988
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Liubov TAITZ, daughter of Isai
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Baseva SANDLER, daughter of Rakhmil 1914- 1966 To our dear mother from children
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Possibly: Manesh son of Yitzhak. Translation David Rosen
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... son of Dov BARANOVITZ ... Translation by Amram Eshel 1) Un homme droit, 2)Yehudah-Leib, 3) fils de Dov 4)BARANOVITZ, 5) décédé le 4 Heshvan 6) de l'année 700 (= mardi 17/10/1939). Que son âme soit liée au faisceau de la Vie. Translation in French by Avraham Malthete
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Here lies our dear father Rafael son of .... of blessed memory Zlatin Year may be 5696 Translation David Rosen 1) Ici repose 2) notre cher père 3) Raphaël, 4) fils de Zundel, de mémoire bénie, 5) décédé le 10 Nissan de l'année 6) 626 (pas sûr). Que son âme soit liée au faisceau de la Vie. Si la date est bonne : 10 Nissan 626 = lundi 26 mars 1866 Translation Avraham Malthete
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1) Ici repose 2) notre cher père, 3) notre maître et rabbin 'Haïm-Aharon, 4) fils de Moïse-Dov 5) NAGLI (c'est le nom d'un village qui se trouve au nord de Daugavpils; variantes : Naglya, Nagel), 6) décédé le 6 Kislev 7) 695. Que son âme soit liée au faisceau de la Vie. 6 Kislev 695 = mardi 13 novembre 1934. Translation Avraham Malthete
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Chaim Moshe son of Yakov and the year 5695 or 5698.
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Extremely challenging due the picture angel, the letters and the bush... here is my partial view: Pei-Nun [Here Buried] R Gershon ?L? Son of Yekutiel Lik?? Died He Adar Alef (hard to tell the year - the bush...) TNZBH [May his soul...] Translation by Ofer Biran
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Our dear and modest mother Hinda Devora daughter of Mord'chai of blessed memory Surname and date obscured by vegetation. David Rosen
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Here lies our dear father Shmuel Yitzhak Remaining information is not legible enough to read. David Rosen
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Line 1: Appears to begin with "mother"; perhaps something like "Our dear mother" + other text that is too indistinct to read. Basya JAFFA, daughter of reb Dhaim- Nachman Died 9 Kislev 5684 ( 16/17 November 1923) May her soul be bond up in the bond of everlasting life. Translation by Todd A. Halpern
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Mourning eulogy for the death of our delicate mother; crowned with attributes of nobility. Mrs Rachel, wife of Naftali TEITZ. Gone to her rest,1st (or 2nd) day of Kislev, year 5695. ( Thursday, November 8 or Friday November 9, 1934) Lemantations will be made by your offsprinfs, as a memorial to the grace of your name. Translation by Amram Eshel
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Here lies our dear mother Mrs. Rina, daughter of Mr. Hayim Yitzchok LEVIN, the Cohayn (priest) Died the 4th day in the month of Menachem Av (older way of referring to the month of Av) In the year 5694.( Monday, July 16, 1934) May her soul be bound up for life eternal (5-letter acronym) Translation by Douglas M Cohen
1) Ici repose notre chère mère
2) Dame Reïna,,br /> 3) fille de Reb Haïm-Isaac
4) Lewin HaCohen,
5) décédée le 4
6) du mois de Menahem-Av
7) de l'année 694. Que son âme soit liée au faisceau de la Vie.
4 Av 694 = lundi 17/07 1934. Translation in French by Avraham Malthete
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Here Lies (two-letter acronym in the circle at the top) A wise and [word covered by leaves] man Aharon Ze'ev, son of Mr. Moshe Dov Yinglie (?) -- this is the last name Died 1st of Elul 5676. May his soul be bound up for life eternal (5-letter acronym) Translation by Douglas M Cohen Just another interpretation, and only a possibility, for the line under the Hebrew name. It might possibly be Nagle or Nagli(just an educated guess, as some of the letters are covered by the grass and two of the letters could be quotation marks) Added by Jo Seligman
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Died on 15 July 1930
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Printza FALKOV, daughter of Zelik 1905- 1935
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A modest woman Hena daughter of Henoch Translation by David Rosen
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Here lies our dear mother, important and respected. Chana daughter of Yisroel REVIS (or RIBASH) Died 26 Cheshvan 5679 May her soul be bound up in the bond of everlasting life Translation by David Rosen
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To dear Grandmother Khasa AIZIKOVICH, daughter of Izrail
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Yon TSHERNOBROV, son of Rafail 1904- 1989
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Beila BUL, daughter of Rakhmil 1912- 1966
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Etel TSHERNOBROVA, daughter of Mikhel 1911- 1983
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Lia AMITAN, daughter of Moshe 1884- 1968
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Rufa GARBER, daughter of Lev 2 April 1946 - 1 August 2001 From siblings and family
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Yakov REZNIKOV, son of Ilya Died in 1968 From wife and son
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Roza SANDLER, daughter of Efim
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Evel TZION, son of Lazar Died in 1970
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Feiga LEVINA, daughter of Getzel 1905- 1971 Dear mother You are always with us
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Mera ZLOTIN, daughter of Salomon 20 April 1895 - 5 October 1973
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Riva EIDELSOHN, daughter of Khaim Died in 1981
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Frada BRESLAV, daughter of Isai 21 November 1911 - 23 July 1980
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The doctor Ester SPEKTOR, daughter of Moisey 19 September 1921 - 30 November 2003
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Frada BRESLAV, daughter of Isai 21 November 1911 - 23 July 1980
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