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Rabbi Chaim Aharon Bzalel Paul was born in Dvinsk


Rabbi Binyamin Yonatan Cohen replaced his father; Rabbi Elchanan
Cohen, as the Rabbi of Dvinsk after the father passed away. Eabbi
Binyamin Yonatan perished in the Shoah.


Rabbi Baruch Asher Naea helped establishing Yeshiva "Beit Yosef" in


Rabbi Yisrael Alter Safran- Fox was a rabbi in Dvinsk


 Rachel Zeldin to read her story go to http://members.iinet.net.au/~elirab/family/ray.html



Leah Barzily (wife of Shalom) was the daughter of Golda and Avraham Deutch. She was born in Dvinsk in June of 1912 she passed away in 2005. Leah came to Kibutz Afikim in her youth.


Isai Nekhom and son Aaron




Isai Nekhom was born in Daugavpils, Latvia. He was a widower. Prior to WWII he lived in Riga, Latvia. During the war he was in Riga, Latvia. Isai was murdered in 1941 in Riga, Ghetto at the age of 60. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by his granddaughter Rokha.


Ida Nekhom nee Volkin perished in the holocaust



Sarah Lulav

Born March 23, 1911
passed away in Afikim 1974


Binyamin Bachmat
Benjamin Bachmat was born in Zilupe, Latvia in 1921 to Aharon. He was a student . During the war he was in the Soviet armed forces. Benjamin was killed in military service in the Soviet armed forces. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by his brother.

Rakiskis, Dvinsk


Levy Harash
Born in 1921 in Daugavpils, Latvia, he was the secretary of the Zionist youth movement "Folksheim" from 1935 to 1940. After the Soviet occupation he went underground and continued his activities even after WWII. Arrested in 1947 on charges of Zionist activities and the organization of helping Jews from the Soviet Union to escape to Eretz Israel. Sentenced by the tribunal of the MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs) to 10 years imprisonment plus 5 years in exile, he served his time in Omsk and in Karaganda. Released in 1955 he still had to wait till 1990 to get to Israel.


http://www.givat-brenner.co.il/member.asp?memberID=617 Sonia daughter of Benish and Gitl Nachumovitz was born in Dvinsk in 1907.She grew up in Rakishok.She married Kopel Borodovka ( Barkai) in 1934 after he returned from France where he studid Chemistry. In 1937 They immigrated and came to Givat Brenner. She was a teacher. They had 3 children. She passed away in 1991.