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A first letter from a survivor; Dr. Nachum Levitan
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A letter from Dr. Nachum Levitan of Kaunas (my husband's grandfather) to his brother in law; Zeidel Shereshevsky sent to the U. S. after the liberation of Kaunas in 1944
My father in law: Dr. Ruven Levitan Z"L, was Chjena's nephew ( first cousin of Dr. Ami Shapiro) His father; Nachum ( an attorney who represented Zeidel textile factory in Kaunas) was the brother of Prof. Chjena Sherr and he survived the holocaust in the Kaunas ghetto and in 1943 he escaped and became a field hand in a farm outside of Kaunas. He is the writer of the letter since his wife's name was Dr Etale ( aka Ada Yeta Levitan, my husband's grandmother) and she was an obstetrician. The red army liberated Kaunas in the summer of 1944 but the family did not leave Kaunas until 1946. They looked for their daughter for 2 years and could not find her.
Reports from Yad Vashem;
Menakhem Zeidel Shereshevski was born in Lithuania to Shmuel Zaidel and Chyena ( Uginia) nee Levitan. He was single. Prior to WWII he lived in Slobodka, Lithuania. During the war was in Kowna. Menakhem died in the Shoah at the age of 13 he was taken from the Kovno ghetto to Auschwitz. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted on 29/04/1980 by his mother Prof. Chyena Uginia Sherry shereshevski, Pombadita street 5/ 16 Tel Aviv
Tzvi Shereshevski was born in Kovno, Lithuania to Shmuel Zaidel and Cheyena nee Levitan. He was single. Prior to WWII he lived in Kovno, Lithuania. During the war was in Kovno. Tzvi died in Auschwitz at the age of 10. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted on 29/04/1980 by his mother. Prof. Chyena Uginia Sherry shereshevski, Pombadita street 5/ 16 Tel Aviv.
To read more of the story of Chienas' family go to:
SHERESHEVSKIS / [SHERESHEVSKY], Samuelis / Samuel married LEVITANAITE / [LEVITAN], Khyena
parents of groom;father; Mendelis / Mendel [SHERESHEVSKY] mother Bella Rivka nee SLONIMSKAITE / [SLONIMSKY]
parents of bride; Mausha Josifas / Mausha Yosif
Yudis GERSHTEINAITE / [GERSHTEIN]
Kaunas 1892 1902 Husband merchant, widow, born in Grodno, wife student, born in Telsiai Z.MARGOLIS N.SEGALOVAS N.KAGANAS Kaunas 1928 Marriage 257 Not filmed /