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My grandparents lived in Kupiski. i would like to know more about my
grandfather's family. He (BenZion Kotler) was married to Malka Khartoon. I have been very
succesful re my grandmother but not a word on my grandfather.

Also, my aunt Sonia who married Boris Alperovitch. She was a teacher and
he was a doctor. they were executed by the lithuanians in 1941.

This is all the info I have.
Can someone help
Dina Klayman
Alperovic Sonia

Sonia Alperovic nee Kotliar was born in Kupishkis to Ben zion and Malka. She was a housewife and married to Boris with 2 kids. Prior to WWII she lived in Krakes, Lithuania. Sonia perished in 1941 in Krakes, Lithuania at the age of 45. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by her neighbour, a Shoah survivor
Alperovitz David

David Alperovitz was born in Kupishki in 1910 to Boris and Sonia ( in another report he was born c 1917). He was a pupil. Prior to WWII he lived in Krakes, Lithuania. During the war he was in Krakes, Lithuania. David perished in 1941 in Krakes, Lithuania at the age of 10. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 06-Jul-1998 by his classmate; Doctor Toker
Alperovitz Sana

Sana Alperovitz nee Kotler was born in Kupishki to Bentzion and Malka. She was a housewife. Prior to WWII she lived in Krakes, Lithuania. During the war she was in Krakes, Lithuania. Sana perished in 1942 in Krakes, Lithuania at the age of 42. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 06-Jul-1998 by her husbands' classmate
Max Alperovitz was born in Kupishki to Boris and Sonia. Prior to WWII he lived in Krakes, Lithuania. During the war he was in Krakes, Lithuania. Max perished in 1941 in Krakes, Lithuania at the age of 6. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by his parents friend

Dr. Alperovitz Baruch

Dr. Baruch Alperovitz was born in Krakes. He was a medical doctor and married. Prior to WWII he lived in Krakes, Lithuania. During the war he was in Krakes, Lithuania.Dr. Alperovitz perished in 1941 in Krakes, Ghetto. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (signed PDF) (displayed on left) submitted on 24-May-2007 by his genealogist
Alperovitz Boris

Boris Alperovitz was born in Belorussia . Prior to WWII he lived in Krakes, Lithuania. During the war he was in Krakes, Lithuania. Boris perished in 1941 in Krakes, Lithuania at the age of 45. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted on 06-Jul-1998 by his friend

GOLDSHTAIN KHAIA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
GOLDSHTAIN
Last Name*
GOLDSHTEIN
First Name
KHAIA
Maiden Name
ALPEROVITZ
Father's First Name
KHAIM
Father's First Name
AVRAHAM
Mother's First Name
YOKHEVED
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1897
Place of Birth
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
YAAKOV
Name of 1st Child
ESTER
Age of 1st Child
7
Place of Permanent Residence
MOLIGAN,SWIECIANY,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
HOUSEWIFE
Place During Wartime
MOLIGAN,SWIECIANY,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
MOLIGAN,SWIECIANY,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
1941
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
KOVALSKI
Submitter's First Name
KHANA
Relationship to victim
SISTER
Date of Registration
09/12/1956
GRUBIN BATSHEVA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
GRUBIN
First Name
BATSHEVA
Maiden Name
ALPEROVITZ
Father's First Name
BARUKH
Mother's First Name
KHANA
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1886
Place of Birth
POLAND
Marital Status
WIDOW
Name of 1st Child
SHOSHANA
Date of Birth of 1st Child
1925
Place of Permanent Residence
DVINSK,DAUGAVPILS,LATGALE,LATVIA
Profession
SHOP OWNER
Place During Wartime
DVINSK,DAUGAVPILS,LATGALE,LATVIA
Place of Death
DVINSK,DAUGAVPILS,LATGALE,LATVIA
Date of Death
1942
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
GRUBIN
Submitter's First Name
KHAIA
Relationship to victim
DAUGHTER
Date of Registration
22/05/1955
DINERSZTEJN CHONE

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
DINERSZTEJN
Last Name
DINERSHTEIN
First Name
CHONE
First Name
KHANA
Father's First Name
MOSHE
Father's First Name
NATAN
Mother's First Name
SHIFRA
Gender
MALE
Date of Birth
1911
Place of Birth
WILEJKA,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
SHARL
Spouse's Maiden Name*
ALPEROVITZ
Place of Permanent Residence
WILEJKA,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
TAILOR
Place During Wartime
WILEJKA,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
WILEJKA,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
1944
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
DINERSHTEIN
Submitter's First Name*
FEIBUSH
Relationship to victim
BROTHER
Date of Registration
05/12/1955
Is the Submitter a Survivor?
YES
GLEZER GENIA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
GLEZER
Last Name
GLAZER
First Name
GENIA
First Name*
KHANA
Maiden Name*
ALPEROVITZ
Father's First Name
AVRAHAM
Mother's First Name
SARA
Gender
FEMALE
Place of Birth
DOLHINOV,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Name of 1st Child
YISRAEL
Name of 1st Child*
LEIB
Age of 1st Child
2
Place of Permanent Residence
WILNO,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place During Wartime
WILNO,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
WILNO,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
1942
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name*
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
YEHUDA
Relationship to victim
BROTHER
Date of Registration
10/05/1955
Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
DINERSZTEJN
Last Name
DINERSHTEIN
First Name
SEREL
First Name
SHARL
Maiden Name*
ALPEROVITZ
Gender
FEMALE
Place of Birth
KURENETS,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Place of Permanent Residence
KURENETS,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
HOUSEWIFE
Place During Wartime
KURENETS,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
KURENETS,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
1942
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
DINERSHTEIN
Submitter's First Name*
FEIBUSH
Relationship to victim
BROTHER-IN-LAW
Date of Registration
05/12/1955
Is the Submitter a Survivor?
YES
ZEIF MNACHEM

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
ZEIF
Last Name
ZEIF
First Name
MNACHEM
First Name
MENAKHEM
Gender
MALE
Date of Birth
1904
Place of Birth
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Place of Permanent Residence
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
SHOEMAKER
Place During Wartime
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
1941
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
YISRAEL
Relationship to victim
ACQUAINTANCE
Date of Registration
05/05/1957
Is the Submitter a Survivor?
YES
TUROW FRUMA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
TUROW
Last Name
TUROV
First Name
FRUMA
First Name
CHAJA
First Name
KHAIA
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1870
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
YAAKOV
Spouse's First Name*
LIBA
Place of Permanent Residence
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
HOUSEWIFE
Place During Wartime
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
EFRAIM
Relationship to victim
GRANDSON
Date of Registration
10/11/1957
TUROW MOWSZE

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
TUROW
Last Name
TUROV
First Name
MOWSZE
First Name
LEJZER
First Name
MOSHE
First Name*
ELIEZER
Father's First Name
LEIB
Father's First Name
YAAKOV
Mother's First Name
KHAIA
Mother's First Name*
FRUMET
Gender
MALE
Date of Birth
1918
Place of Birth
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
SINGLE
Place of Permanent Residence
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
GLAZIER
Place During Wartime
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
EFRAIM
Relationship to victim
NEPHEW
Date of Registration
10/11/1957
TUROW LEJB

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
TUROW
Last Name
TUROV
First Name
LEJB
First Name
JAKOB
First Name
YAAKOV
First Name*
LEIB
Gender
MALE
Date of Birth
1870
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
KHAIA
Spouse's First Name*
FRUMET
Place of Permanent Residence
KORZENIEC,POLAND
Profession
GLAZIER
Place During Wartime
KORZENIEC,POLAND
Place of Death
KORZENIEC,POLAND
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
EFRAIM
Relationship to victim
GRANDSON
Date of Registration
10/11/1957
BENIATOVITZ ETEL

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
BENIATOVITZ
Last Name
BENIATOVITZ
First Name
ETEL
Maiden Name
ALPEROVITZ
Mother's First Name
RAKHEL
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1880
Place of Birth
VASILISHOK,SZCZUCZYN,NOWOGRODEK,POLAND
Marital Status
WIDOWED
Profession
BAKER
Place of Death
EISISKES,LIDA,NOWOGRODEK,POLAND
Date of Death
1941
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
IESHNO
Submitter's First Name
KHASIA
Relationship to victim
DAUGHTER
Date of Registration
25/05/1955
ZENDEL RYWKA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
ZENDEL
First Name
RYWKA
First Name
RIVKA
Gender
FEMALE
Place of Birth
KORZENIEC,POLAND
Place of Permanent Residence
KORZENIEC,POLAND
Profession
HOUSEWIFE
Place of Death
KORZENIEC,POLAND
Date of Death
1941
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
NATAN
Relationship to victim
COUSIN
Date of Registration
10/07/1955

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
LEWIN
Last Name
LEVIN
First Name
ISAR
First Name
ISSER
Father's First Name
AVRAHAM
Father's First Name
MEIR
Mother's First Name
SARA
Mother's First Name*
RIVKA
Gender
MALE
Date of Birth
1880
Place of Birth
WARSAW,WARSZAWA,WARSZAWA,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name*
RIVKA
Name of 1st Child
YITZKHAK
Place of Permanent Residence
OLKENIKI,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
MERCHANT
Place During Wartime
OLKENIKI,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
OLKENIKI,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
KHAIM
Relationship to victim
BROTHER
Date of Registration
11/07/1955
DIMENSZTAJN SEREL

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
DIMENSZTAJN
Last Name*
DIMENSHTEIN
First Name
SEREL
Maiden Name
ALPEROVITZ
Father's First Name
KHAIM
Father's First Name
DOV
Mother's First Name
SHIFRA
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1915
Place of Birth
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Name of 1st Child*
BERTA
Age of 1st Child
3
Place of Permanent Residence
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Place During Wartime
WILEJKA,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
WILEJKA,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
1943
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
TARLES
Submitter's First Name
YOSEF
Relationship to victim
BROTHER-IN-LAW
Date of Registration
10/07/1955
GERCOWSKI FANIA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
GERCOWSKI
Last Name
GERTZOVSKI
First Name
FANIA
First Name
TZIPORA
Maiden Name
ALPEROWICZ
Maiden Name
ALPEROVITZ
Father's First Name
YOSEF
Mother's First Name
PESIA
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1910
Place of Birth
LIDA,LIDA,NOWOGRODEK,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
ASHER
Name of 1st Child
PESIA
Date of Birth of 1st Child
1933
Name of 2nd Child
DVORA
Date of Birth of 2nd Child
1938
Place of Permanent Residence
LIDA,LIDA,NOWOGRODEK,POLAND
Profession
HOUSEWIFE
Place During Wartime
LIDA,LIDA,NOWOGRODEK,POLAND
Place of Death
LIDA,CAMP
Date of Death
1942
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
GERSHUNI
Submitter's First Name
ASHER
Relationship to victim
HUSBAND
Date of Registration
21/10/1956
HALPEROWICZ RAISA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
HALPEROWICZ
Last Name
HALPEROVITZ
First Name
RAISA
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1901
Place of Birth
SMARGON,OSZMIANA,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Permanent Residence
SMARGON,OSZMIANA,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
TEACHER
Place During Wartime
MINSK,MINSK CITY,MINSK,BELORUSSIA
Place of Death
MINSK,MINSK CITY,MINSK,BELORUSSIA
Date of Death
1942
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
GUREVITZ
Submitter's First Name
KHANA
Relationship to victim
ACQUAINTANCE
Date of Registration
24/02/1957
ZENDEL ICHAK

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
ZENDEL
First Name
ICHAK
First Name
YITZKHAK
Gender
MALE
Place of Birth
KORZENIEC,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
RIVKA
Place of Permanent Residence
KORZENIEC,POLAND
Profession
SHOEMAKER
Place During Wartime
KORZENIEC,POLAND
Place of Death
KORZENIEC,POLAND
Date of Death
1941
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
NATAN
Relationship to victim
COUSIN
Date of Registration
10/07/1955

MATOS ARON

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
MATOS
Last Name
MATOT
First Name
ARON
First Name
AHARON
Father's First Name
ASHER
Mother's First Name
GITEL
Mother's First Name*
GIZELA
Gender
MALE
Date of Birth
1905
Place of Birth
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
SINGLE
Place of Permanent Residence
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
VIOLINIST
Place During Wartime
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
1942
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
AHUVA
Relationship to victim
SISTER
Date of Registration
21/03/1957

MATOS GITL

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
MATOS
Last Name
MATOT
First Name
GITL
First Name
GITEL
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1880
Place of Birth
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
ASHER
Place of Permanent Residence
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place During Wartime
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
WILNA,GHETTO
Date of Death
1942
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
AHUVA
Relationship to victim
DAUGHTER
Date of Registration
21/03/1957
MATOS SIMA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
MATOS
Last Name
MATOT
First Name
SIMA
First Name
SIMA
Father's First Name
ASHER
Mother's First Name
GITEL
Mother's First Name*
GIZELA
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1908
Place of Birth
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Place of Permanent Residence
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
ELECTRICIAN
Place During Wartime
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
1942
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
AHUVA
Relationship to victim
SISTER
Date of Registration
02/03/1957
MATOS REIA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
MATOS
Last Name
MATOT
First Name
REIA
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1904
Place of Birth
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
AVRAHAM
Place of Permanent Residence
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place During Wartime
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
1942
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
AHUVA
Relationship to victim
SISTER-IN-LAW
Date of Registration
24/03/1957

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
GLEZER
Last Name
GLAZER
First Name
KASRIEL
First Name
KATRIEL
Gender
MALE
Date of Birth
1910
Place of Birth
WILNO,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name*
KHANA
Name of 1st Child
YISRAEL
Name of 1st Child*
LEIB
Age of 1st Child
2
Profession
MERCHANT
Place During Wartime
WILNO,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
WILNO,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
1942
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name*
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
YEHUDA
Relationship to victim
BROTHER-IN-LAW
Date of Registration
10/05/1955
MICHLES RACHEL

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
MICHLES
Last Name
MIKHLES
First Name
RACHEL
First Name
RAKHEL
Father's First Name
ASHER
Mother's First Name
GITEL
Mother's First Name*
GIZELA
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1897
Place of Birth
WILNO,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
YAAKOV
Place of Permanent Residence
WILNO,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place During Wartime
WILNO,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
WILNO,GHETTO
Date of Death
1942
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
AHUVA
Relationship to victim
SISTER
Date of Registration
21/03/1957

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
PYTAWNIK
First Name
BERL
Father's First Name
MOSHE
Gender
MALE
Date of Birth
1909
Place of Birth
USZCZYN,PIOTRKOW,LODZ,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
ESTER
Spouse's Maiden Name
ALPEROVITZ
Name of 1st Child
TUVIA
Age of 1st Child
7
Place of Permanent Residence
GLUBOKA,UZHOROD ,CARPATHIAN RUTHENIA,CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Profession
MERCHANT
Place During Wartime
GLUBOKA,UZHOROD ,CARPATHIAN RUTHENIA,CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Place of Death
GLUBOKA,UZHOROD ,CARPATHIAN RUTHENIA,CZECHOSLOVAKIA
Date of Death
1942
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name*
GITELSON
Submitter's First Name
BRAKHA
Relationship to victim
RELATIVE
Date of Registration
14/01/1957
Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
FURMAN
First Name
CHANA
First Name
KHANA
Maiden Name
ALPEROVITZ
Father's First Name
AVRAHAM
Mother's First Name
LIBA
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1901
Place of Birth
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
AVRAHAM
Spouse's First Name
MOSHE
Name of 1st Child*
LIBA
Name of 1st Child*
YITZKHAK
Age of 1st Child
14
Name of 2nd Child
LIBA
Age of 2nd Child
12
Name of 3rd Child
TZIPORA
Age of 3rd Child
10
Place of Permanent Residence
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
HOUSEWIFE
Place During Wartime
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
KURZENIEC,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
1942
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
TZUKERMAN
Submitter's First Name
SARA
Relationship to victim
SISTER
Date of Registration
22/11/1956

TZITRON VOLF

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
TZITRON
First Name
VOLF
Gender
MALE
Place of Birth
POLAND
Place of Permanent Residence
BIALISTOK,BIALYSTOK,BIALYSTOK,POLAND
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name*
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
EUGENIA
Relationship to victim
COUSIN
Date of Registration
26/08/1956
TZITRON YAAKOV

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
TZITRON
First Name
YAAKOV
Gender
MALE
Place of Birth
POLAND
Place of Permanent Residence
BIALISTOK,BIALYSTOK,BIALYSTOK,POLAND
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name*
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
EUGENIA
Relationship to victim
COUSIN
Date of Registration
02/06/1956

П
CITRON MANIA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
CITRON
Last Name
TZITRON
First Name
MANIA
First Name
MANIA
Gender
FEMALE
Place of Birth
POLAND
Place of Permanent Residence
BIALISTOK,BIALYSTOK,BIALYSTOK,POLAND
Profession
DENTIST
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
EUGENIA
Relationship to victim
AUNT
Date of Registration
26/08/1956
FEINER SZIFRA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
FEINER
First Name
SZIFRA
First Name
SHIFRA
Father's First Name
MOSHE
Mother's First Name
DVORA
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
28/12/1919
Place of Birth
KRAKOW,KRAKOW,KRAKOW,POLAND
Marital Status
SINGLE
Place of Permanent Residence
KRAKOW,KRAKOW,KRAKOW,POLAND
Profession
PUPIL
Place During Wartime
KRAKOW,KRAKOW,KRAKOW,POLAND
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
SARA
Relationship to victim
SISTER
Date of Registration
12/03/1956

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
KOZNITZ
First Name*
MIKHAL
Maiden Name*
ALPEROVITZ
Father's First Name
YOSEF
Father's First Name
BENIAMIN
Mother's First Name
SARA
Mother's First Name*
RIVKA
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1888
Place of Birth
DOLHINOW,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
KHAIM
Name of 1st Child
SHULAMIT
Age of 1st Child
15
Name of 2nd Child
MINDL
Age of 2nd Child
16
Place of Permanent Residence
DOLHINOW,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Place During Wartime
DOLHINOW,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
DOLHINOW,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
1942
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
BRONSHTEIN
Submitter's First Name
KHAIM
Relationship to victim
SON-IN-LAW
Date of Registration
15/06/1956
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FEINER MENUCHA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
FEINER
First Name
MENUCHA
First Name
MENUKHA
Father's First Name
MOSHE
Mother's First Name
DVORA
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1917
Place of Birth
KRAKOW,KRAKOW,KRAKOW,POLAND
Marital Status
SINGLE
Place of Permanent Residence
KRAKOW,KRAKOW,KRAKOW,POLAND
Profession
PUPIL
Place During Wartime
KRAKOW,KRAKOW,KRAKOW,POLAND
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
SARA
Relationship to victim
SISTER
Date of Registration
12/03/1956
FREIDIN LEIB

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
FREIDIN
First Name
LEIB
First Name
YUDA
First Name
LEIB
First Name
YEHUDA
Father's First Name
LEVI
Father's First Name
YITZKHAK
Gender
MALE
Date of Birth
1892
Place of Birth
MOGILEV,MOGILEV,MOGILEV,BELORUSSIA
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
GRUNA
Spouse's Maiden Name
ALPEROVITZ
Place of Permanent Residence
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
RABBI
Place During Wartime
POSTOV,POSTAWY,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
POSTOV,POSTAWY,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
1942
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
FREIDIN
Submitter's First Name
LEVI
Submitter's First Name
YITZKHAK
Relationship to victim
SON
Date of Registration
19/06/1957
CZERTOK MEIR

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
CZERTOK
Last Name
CHERTOK
First Name
MEIR
Father's First Name
SHMUEL
Gender
MALE
Date of Birth
1912
Place of Birth
RADOSZKOWICZE,MOLODECZNO,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
SINGLE
Place of Permanent Residence
RADOSZKOWICZE,MOLODECZNO,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
MERCHANT
Place During Wartime
RADOSZKOWICZE,MOLODECZNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
RADOSZKOWICZE,MOLODECZNO,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
03/1943
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name*
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
NEKHAMA
Relationship to victim
SISTER
Date of Registration
24/05/1956
GITLIC ESTR

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
GITLIC
Last Name
GITLITZ
First Name
ESTR
First Name
ESTER
Maiden Name
ALPEROVITZ
Mother's First Name
ESTER
Gender
FEMALE
Age
20
Place of Birth
POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
ELAZAR
Place of Permanent Residence
MEZERICH,ROWNE,WOLYN,POLAND
Profession
GROCER
Place During Wartime
MEZERICH,ROWNE,WOLYN,POLAND
Place of Death
MEZERICH,ROWNE,WOLYN,POLAND
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
FRIDMAN
Submitter's First Name
ERIK
Relationship to victim
SON
Date of Registration
25/05/1956
CZERTOK CHAJA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
CZERTOK
Last Name
CHERTOK
First Name
CHAJA
First Name
KHAIA
Father's First Name
SHMUEL
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1919
Place of Birth
RADOSZKOWICE,MOLODECZNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Permanent Residence
RADOSZKOWICE,MOLODECZNO,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
SEAMSTRESS
Place During Wartime
RADOSZKOWICE,MOLODECZNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
RADOSZKOWICE,MOLODECZNO,WILNO,POLAND
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name*
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
NEKHAMA
Relationship to victim
SISTER
Date of Registration
24/05/1956
GRINBERG TZILA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
GRINBERG
First Name
TZILA
Gender
FEMALE
Place of Birth
POLAND
Place of Permanent Residence
GRODNO,GRODNO,BIALYSTOK,POLAND
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name*
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
EUGENIA
Relationship to victim
FRIEND
Date of Registration
26/08/1956
MELCER MOSZE

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
MELCER
Last Name
MELTZER
First Name
MOSZE
First Name
MOSHE
Gender
MALE
Date of Birth
1880
Place of Birth
KORZENIEC,POLAND
Place of Permanent Residence
KORZENICA,JAROSLAW,LWOW,POLAND
Profession
MERCHANT
Place During Wartime
KORZENIEC,POLAND
Place of Death
KORZENIEC,POLAND
Date of Death
1941
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
YISRAEL
Relationship to victim
RELATIVE
Date of Registration
05/05/1957
Is the Submitter a Survivor?
YES
SCHULMAN HINDA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
SCHULMAN
Last Name
SHULMAN
First Name
HINDA
Maiden Name
ALPEROVITZ
Father's First Name
MOSHE
Father's First Name
ZALMAN
Mother's First Name
DVORA
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1860
Place of Birth
WILEJKA,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
MEIR
Spouse's First Name
SHALOM
Place During Wartime
KURENETS,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
KURENETS,WILEJKA,WILNO,POLAND
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
TANTZMAN
Submitter's First Name
PESIA
Relationship to victim
GRANDSON
Date of Registration
03/06/1956
Is the Submitter a Survivor?
YES
GALPERIN OSZER

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
GALPERIN
First Name
OSZER
First Name
ASHER
Father's First Name
AVRAHAM
Father's First Name
MORDEKHAI
Mother's First Name
KHAIA
Mother's First Name*
TZIRA
Gender
MALE
Date of Birth
02/03/1912
Place of Birth
SMARGON,OSZMIANA,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
ESTER
Spouse's Maiden Name
GALPEROVITZ
Name of 1st Child
ZALMAN
Name of 1st Child*
SHLOMO
Age of 1st Child
4
Place of Permanent Residence
SMARGON,OSZMIANA,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
MERCHANT
Place During Wartime
WILNO,GHETTO
Place of Death
PONARY,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
04/04/1943
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
KHAIA
Relationship to victim
AUNT
Date of Registration
18/07/1955
GALPERIN ISRAEL

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
GALPERIN
First Name
ISRAEL
First Name
YISRAEL
Father's First Name
AVRAHAM
Father's First Name
MORDEKHAI
Mother's First Name
KHAIA
Mother's First Name*
TZIRA
Gender
MALE
Date of Birth
05/08/1900
Place of Birth
SMORGON,OSZMIANA,WILNO,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name*
FEIGA
Spouse's Maiden Name
KADUSHIN
Name of 1st Child*
SONIA
Age of 1st Child
8
Place of Permanent Residence
SMORGONIE,OSZMIANA,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
TAILOR
Place During Wartime
SMORGON,OSZMIANA,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
PONARY,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
04/04/1943
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
ALPEROVITZ
Submitter's First Name
KHAIA
Relationship to victim
DAUGHTER
Date of Registration
11/07/1955
SHAFERMAN DAWID

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
SHAFERMAN
Last Name
SHPERMAN
First Name
DAWID
First Name
DAVID
Mother's First Name
MALKA
Gender
MALE
Date of Birth
1898
Place of Birth
PINSK,PINSK,POLESIE,POLAND
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
LEA
Spouse's Maiden Name
ALPEROVITZ
Name of 1st Child
YEHUDIT
Age of 1st Child
15
Name of 2nd Child
DAVID
Age of 2nd Child
13
Place of Permanent Residence
WILNO,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
MERCHANT
Place During Wartime
WILNO,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
WILNO,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Date of Death
1941
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
DRAPKIN
Submitter's First Name
YOKHEVED
Relationship to victim
DAUGHTER
Date of Registration
02/09/1956
SHAFERMAN LEA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
SHAFERMAN
Last Name
SHARFMAN
First Name
LEA
Maiden Name
ALPEROVITZ
Mother's First Name
RIVKA
Gender
FEMALE
Date of Birth
1907
Place of Birth
MINSK,MINSK CITY,MINSK,BELORUSSIA
Marital Status
MARRIED
Spouse's First Name
DAVID
Place of Permanent Residence
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Profession
HOUSEWIFE
Place During Wartime
WILNA,WILNO,WILNO,POLAND
Place of Death
RIGA,RIGAS,VIDZEME,LATVIA
Date of Death
1944
Type of Material
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name
DRAPKIN
Submitter's First Name
YOKHEVED
Relationship to victim
DAUGHTER
Date of Registration
02/09/1956
HALPER BERKA

Source
Pages of Testimony
Last Name
HALPER
Last Name*
HALPEROVITZ
First Name
BERKA
First Name*
ESTER
Father's First Name
TZVI
Father's First Name
ELIEZER
Mother's First Name*
SHIFRA
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
1910
Place of Birth
COSTESTI,ROMANIA
Marital Status
SINGLE
Permanent residence
COSTESTI,ROMANIA
Profession
MERCHANT
Place during the war
COSTESTI,ROMANIA
Place of Death
COSTESTI,ROMANIA
Date of Death
1940
Material type
Page of Testimony
Submitter's Last Name*
TANENBAUM
Submitter's First Name*
ROZA
Relationship to victim
RELATIVE
Registration date
10/03/1957

ПоиÑ?к

How did the surname Heilprin turn into Alperovich?
The email below is from a world expert in Jewish surnames, in response
to a
question by me.
KR, Andi Alpert Ziegelman

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alexandre Beider" <albeider@yahoo.fr>
Hello, The chain of transformations is: Step 1. From Heilbronn to Heilpern.
Area: Western (Germany) or Central (Czech lands)
Europe.
Time: before the 18th century (note that the form
Heilpern is known in Prague in the 17th-18th
centuries) Reasons:
(a) in southern Germany /b/ and /p/ are equivalent and
actually in older documents the town name was
Heilprunn, not Heilbronn (b) the second syllable is not stressed, so the
unstressed vowel turns to /e/ (this phenomenon is
standard to both German and Yiddish) (c) Yiddish /r/ is a very special sound and it can
easily exchange place with neighboring vowels. Step 2. From Heilpern to Halpern
This seems to be limited to Eastern Europe. It
certainly occurred well before the end of the 18th
century because when surnames were adopted at the turn
of the 18th-19th centuries, the form Halpern was
commonly assigned in a large area covering all of
former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Galicia,
Russia, Poland). To obtain such coverage the change
was to occur decades before. Reason: most likely, we deal here with a
Slavonization: the combination "eilp", normal for
German, can not exist in any Slavic language and for
this reason the diphthong "ei" (pronounced as "i" in
English "wine") was simplified to plain /a/.
Unfotunately, I have no Hebrew sources to check at
home, but Neil Rosenstein certainly has necessary
materials permitting to check when and where Jewish
sources start to spell this name without any letter
between the initial "he" and "lamed" (this would be
Halpern) and not with "yod" between them (this would
be Heilpern). Step 3. From Halpern to Alper
Here we clearly deal with late Slavonization that
occurred, most likely, during the mass surname
adoption period (turn of the 18-19th centuries). In Slavic languages final "rn" is impossible. There
are two ways to obtain a word that can be pronounced
by Slavic people:
(a) to drop the final "n" (this gave rise to Halper)
(b) to introduce a vowel between /r/ and /n/. This
gave rise to Halperin and Halperen. The sound /h/ is not present in Russian. To obtain a
Russian word from Halper(n), there are also two ways:
(a) to replace the initial /h/ with /g/, a different
sound, but close enough to /h/. This transliteration
method is traditionally used in Russian to render
foreign words with /h/. For example, in Russian Victor
Hugo turns to Viktor Gyugo, while Hitler becomes
Gitler. This method gave rise to Galper/Galper(i)n.
(b) to drop the initial aspirate /h/ (with a weak
articulation) altogether. This gave rise to
Alper/Alper(i)n. In Polish, the sound /h/ is not known
either, but at least the letter "h" is present in the
alphabet (though it is pronounced as "ch" in Chaim).
For this reason, in Poland and Galicia the forms with
the initial "h" dropped exist but they are
significantly less frequent than in Russia. Step 4. From Alper to Alperovich.
This occurred during the first half of the 19th
century in Lithuania/Belorussia. As explained above,
the surname Alper was assigned at the beginning of the
19th century. It was common in the same area. Since the newly
acquired surnames were not fixed immediately, in some branches of the
Alper families
the ending -ovich (Polish -owicz) was added one-two
generations later, to create a name meaning "son of
(someone called) Alper". The addition of this suffix
was influenced by the fact that the pattern of a
surname ending in -ovich was commonly used in the same
area and thus Alperovich is a kind of "standardized"
form of Alper. In this area, the suffix -ovich was
added not only to given names as it was the case in
other cases (Abramovich, Berkovich etc.). In the Troki
and Vileyka districts (where most numerous Alperovich
lived) we find a large number of names ending in
-ovich drawn from occupations (Reznikovich,
Drukarovich, Glezerovich, Kantorovich etc.); also note
the presence of Kaganovich ( = Cohen + ovich) and
Segalovich in the same area. Cordially,
Alexander Beider
>>
>> Gal'pern [German spelling: Halpern] (Courland,
>> Rezhitsa, Kovno, common in
>> Vilna, Belostok, Grodno; Pruzhany, Volkovysk, Brest,
>> Slutsk, Igumen) RT:
>> from the town of Heilbronn in Württemberg (Germany)
>> {Gal'perin (Khal'perin),
>> Gal'peren Gajl'perin, Gal'perin-Al'pri, Gal'prin,
>> Gal'bern, Gal'fern,
>> Gal'fron, Galperin, Gejl'pern, Gejl'prin, Gejlpern,
>> Gel'berin, Gel'bern,
>> Gel'fern, Gel'prin, Gel'peren, Gel'peron, Gel'perin,
>> Gel'pern, Gol'perin,
>> Gol'pern, Vol'perin, Vol'pern, Fal'pern, El'perin,
>> El'pern, ÄŒl'per-ÄŒl'perin,
>> ÄŒl'per-Gal'perin, ÄŒl'peren, ÄŒl'perin, ÄŒl'pern,
>> ÄŒlpern, Al'berin, Al'perin,
>> Al'pern; Gal'ber (Gal'bir, Galbir, Khal'ber),
>> Al'ber, Gal'bert, Gal'berman,
>> Al'berman, Gal'berson, Al'berson; Gal'per (Val'per),
>> Gel'per, Gol'per,
>> ÄŒl'per, Al'per, Gal'perov, Al'perov, Gal'perovich,
>> Galperovich, Alperovich,
>> Al'perovich (Ol'perovich), Gel'perovich, ÄŒl'perovich
>> (El'perovich),
>> Gal'person (Al'person, Gol'person), Gal'perzon,
>> Al'perzon, Al'perman,
>> ÄŒl'perman, Al'pers, Alpers; Gal'pert, ÄŒl'pert,
>> Al'pert, Alpert;
>> Gal'bershtejn (Gel'bershtejn, ÄŒl'bershtejn,
>> Gol'bershtejn, Al'bershtejn,
>> Al'bertshtejn, Gal'pershtejn, Al'pershtejn,
>> ÄŒl'pershtejn; Al'bershtrom}. The
>> surname Heilbronn or Heilpern (Heilprin)
>> (traditional Roman alphabet
>> spellings of this name) appears in the 16th century.
>> The progenitor of the
>> oldest branch was Zebulun Eliezer Heilprin (JE
>> 6:322). Jehiel ben Solomon
>> Heilprin (1660-1746), Talmudist, historian, was head
>> of the yeshivah in
>> Minsk from 1711.

>> Gary Mokotoff
>>
>> Avotaynu

The program can be heard @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vc51h

Here begins an extraordinary journey to Lithuania and Belarus for
broadcaster and writer Michael Freedland and his son, Guardian
journalist and best-selling author, Jonathan.

These two countries once thronged with Jewish life, a life that was
all but extinguished by successive regimes- Russian Czarists, Soviets
and then the Nazis who, with the help of some Lithuanians, managed to
totally decimate many towns and villages, or shtetls. Knowing that
their forebears settled in the UK in the late 19th century they set
off to try to find any trace of the Freedlands who came from Baisogala
in Lithuania and the Mindels from Dunilovichy in Belarus. As the
journey progresses, it becomes a broader search- a search for Jewish
life. They are taken to Janova and Kedainiai, both once busy shtetls,
alive with Jewish businesses, shops and culture. Sadly in such places
where there was once a high proportion of Jews, few now remain and
synagogues have disappeared or fallen into disrepair.

In Kaunas, an interview with Professor Egidius Aleksandrovicius lays
out the entire history of Jewry in Lithuania. In Vilnius, the family
focus is re-established as they visit the National Archives where they
learn a lot about the Freedlands and the Mindels, discovering
crumbling nineteenth century archives that refer to what could be
Michael's ancestors. The trail now points clearly to Baisogala, what
was once a tiny shtetl in the Lithuanian countryside. Simon the guide
knows of a Jewish cemetery on the outskirts, but it's a cemetery he
hasn't seen for ten years, as it's been flooded for a reservoir, but
by an amazing stroke of luck, the team tries a wooded hillside
and...there it is, remnants of old and mostly illegible Jewish tombs,
where, no doubt, Michael and Jonathan's ancestors are buried."
(Producer: Neil Rosser //A Ladbroke Production for BBC Radio 4).

Stacye Mehard
Virginia

Studying the Families of
Alperovich of Kurenets; Ipp of Kaunas; Krokin / Krokinovsky /
Crockin of Crockin of Kaunas and Baltimore and Norfolk, Va;
Lewitan of Kobylnik, Dokshits-Dokkshytsy, Lithuania and Belarus;
Luloff / Lulow / Lulove of Dokshits-Dokkshytsy and Minsk;
Piastunovich of Kurenets & Dokshits-Dokkshytsy;
Rapoport of Kaunas; Rosenthal / Roszental of Dokshits-Dokkshytsy;
Sass / Zess of Lithuania and Poland; Smigelsky of Grodno and
Shenandoah, Pennsylvania

I recently discovered the Kurenets website and am attaching some pictures you might want to upload. The website is incredible and I have been sharing it on Facebook with all my Alperovich cousins!

1. Huda and Eliyahu Alperovich, my great grandparents. (I am named after Eliyahu.)

2.. The other picture is of their 4 oldest children: the tallest girl is Bunya, my grandmother. The next tallest girl on the left is Shifra, and the smallest girl is Rochel. The boy seated is Yaakov ( Alpert) who wrote the story "Old Images" on your website.

Thank you so much for documenting these beautiful stories and helping to recreate the vibrant community of Kurenets. The website is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.

Eileen Flicker <eileenflicker@yahoo...>
Monroe, New York

Alperovich

Shnuer
Zalman Alperovich and his wife Rivka Feldman (Edelman?) The had a son
Abraham (the youngest) and four daughters, one of whom was Faigele Raize who
married and went to Birobijan.

Many thanks,

Judy Wolkovitch

Alperovich

On the Recent Amateur Treatments of the Role of the Provisional
Government of 1941 in the Mass Media

29 June 2012
________________________________

O P I N I O N

by Shimon Alperovich

Authorized translation from Lithuanian by Geoff Vasil of the 26 June
2012 statement issued by Dr. Shimon Alperovich (Simonas Alperavi?ius),
chairperson of the Jewish Community of Lithuania. Posted on the
community’s website at: http://www.lzb.lt/en/home/691-recent.html.
According to sources in the community, Dr. Alperovich wrote this in
response to an article on Delfi.lt by Vidmantas Valiušaitis called
“Why are Historians Afraid of the Facts?” (Lithuanian text here), and
when Delfi allegedly declined to publish Dr. Alperovich’s response,
the community placed it on its own webpage and elsewhere.

________________________________

Recently there has been an increasing number of internet articles by
amateur, non-professional authors without training in history
expressing approval for the actions of the 1941 Provisional Government
of Lithuania toward the Jews of Lithuania, without regard for the
antisemitic actions of that government in the context of the mass
murder of the Jews of Lithuania already underway at that time.

The Lithuanian Jewish Community earlier provided an assessment of the
Lithuanian Activist Front and the Provisional Government.

It is saddening that the authors of these texts choose to ignore the
conclusions of professional historians as well as the findings of the
special commission established by decree of former president Valdas
Adamkus and operating under the Lithuanian government, which clearly
and categorically judges the actions of the LAF and PG thus:

“… The antisemitic attitudes of the Provisional Government and
Lithuanian Activist Front are well documented. The fullest antisemitic
statement by the Provisional Government is the legislation ‘On the
Status of Jews’ of August 1, 1941. Although the cabinet approved
measures for the isolation of Jews and the confiscation of Jewish
property, they avoided approving of organized massacres. The
Provisional Government, claiming to speak in the name of the nation
and repeatedly maintaining they had moral authority, did not distance
themselves publicly from the mass murder of Lithuanian citizens.”

(for the full conclusion by the commission in Lithuanian, see
http://www.komisija.lt/Files/www.komisija.lt/File/2005%20m.%20posedis/Lietuvos%20zydu%20persekiojimas%20ir%20masines%20zudynes_isvados.doc)

These amateur, biased authors distorting the facts keep popping up,
peddling their unprofessional pseudo-historical articles which not
only fabricate historical facts but speculate on historical memory.
One can only interject that the Provisional Government didn’t just
fail to distance themselves from the mass murder of Jews underway, but
didn’t even consider opposing it in any way or even making a symbolic
protest. It is sufficient to recall that when the composition of the
government was announced to the nation over the Kaunas Radiofonas
radio station, already under the control of the Provisional
Government, the following LAF appeal was broadcast immediately after:

“Lithuanian brothers and sisters!

The final hour of reckoning with the Jews has arrived. Lithuania must
be liberated not only from the enslavement of the Asiatic Bolsheviks,
but also from the prolonged yoke of Jewry. In the name of the entire
Lithuanian nation, the Lithuanian Activist Front most ceremoniously
declares:

1. The ancient right of sanctuary extended to the Jews by Vytautas
the Great is cancelled completely and finally.

2. Every Jew of Lithuania without exception is officially warned to
quit the land of Lithuania immediately and without any delay.

3. All those Jews who exceptionally distinguished themselves through
betrayal of the Lithuanian state and by acts of persecution, torture
or harassment of ethnic Lithuanians will be brought to justice
individually and have earned the appropriate punishment. If it turns
out that during the destiny-filled hour of reckoning and of the
rebirth of Lithuania especially felonious Jews discover opportunities
to secretly escape, it will be the duty of all upstanding Lithuanians
to take their own measures in order to apprehend such Jews and, in
important cases, to mete out punishment.

The new state of Lithuania will be restored through the efforts of the
Lithuanian nation itself, by their labor, through their heart and by
their wisdom.

Jews are eliminated from it [the nation] completely and forever. If,
nonetheless, one of them dares hope to find for himself some sort of
shelter in the new Lithuania, then let him know today this irrevocable
decision on the Jews: in the newly reestablished Lithuania no Jew will
have any civil rights nor prospects for earning a living. In this way
the mistakes of the past and the treachery of the Jews will be
corrected.

In this way strong foundations for the happy future and creative work
of our Aryan nation will be laid. Therefore, let’s all prepare for the
battle and the victory—for the freedom of the Lithuanian people, for
the cleansing of the Lithuanian people, for the independent state of
Lithuania and for a transparent and happy future.”

The Lithuanian Activist Front

Despite the work over many years of historians and of commissions they
have formed, despite abundant materials accessible by all and
published and conserved by the Center for the Study of the Genocide of
Lithuanian Residents, the public is now being offered pictures of
murderers of Jews suspected of being connected to the Soviet NKVD,
even though the material collected by the above mentioned center
clearly shows that hundreds of volunteers, police and other structures
subordinate to the Provisional Government murdered the Jewish people
and plundered their property. The authors of such pseudo-historical
articles insult the memory of their murdered fellow Lithuanian
citizens, whom the Provisional Government didn’t lift a finger to
protect, as well as the memory of those noble Lithuanians who rescued
Jews.

The Lithuanian Jewish Community condemns any and all attempts to
distort historical truth and asks mass media outlets to demonstrate a
greater moral responsibility to society and to pay closer attention to
submissions received of these sorts of articles, allegedly about
history, but whose goal is to portray black as white, to insult and to
divide.

We hope that the memory of Lithuania’s murdered Jews and Lithuanian
rescuers is dear not just to us, the Lithuanian Jewish Community, and
hope their memory is important as well to the editors and authors in
the Lithuanian media who write about the topic.

Gar Alperovitz

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZCSRVywZDo

Alperovich of Argentina ( origin of family; Vilejka);


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GM1mxTVI-o

Hi Eilat,

I have seen your name on JewishGen but don;t remember if we have been
in touch before.

I found Andi's article about the Alperovich family and I wrote to her
because of the names.  My late husband was Shneur Zalman, named for
his grandfather Shneur Zalman Alperovich.  Family lore says that he
was a descendant of Shneur Zalman of Lyady.

Today I found your website and saw the name Strashun.  My late
husband's grandmother was Nechamah Engel (nee Alperovich - daughter of
Shneur Zalman Alperovich) and she went from Lithuania with the
Strashun family to Antwerp acting as a 'nanny'.  Her sisters went to
Philadelphia but as I am not sure of their first names I have never
been able to trace them.  However because of the connection between
Alperovich and Strashun the family tree I have must join with yours at
some point.  Nechamah married in Antwerp and went with her husband to
England.  My late husband and I were both born in England.

I attach pictures of the Alperovich family and wondered if you could
see any family resemblances.  The young woman on the left, Jean, was
born to one of the Alperovich sisters in Philadelphia and the woman on
the right is presumably her mother.  I also attach a tree showing what
I have managed to piece together about the Alperovich family but I
think the sisters' names are not correct.  The only names of which I
am certain are Faigle Raize, Nechama and Abram who supposedly remained
in Lithuania.

Do you have any Philadelphia connections?  How are you connected to
the Strashun family?

Kind regards,

Judy Wolkovitch

Alperovitch
Alperovitch
Alperovitch
Alperovitch

Thank you so much for your extraordinary work on Kurenitz!  So impressive!

I'm doing some research on behalf of a friend's family, and I've come across a 1902 New York marriage certificate that shows the ceremony was performed by "Elias Gordon, Cantor of Con. Kehal Chasidim anche Kurenitz."  I'm hoping it might help lead to further clues.

I'm guessing that one family or the other were perhaps members and from Kurenitz, but I'm having trouble finding specific leads or confirmation through JewishGen and other websites.  Might you please have any advice or suggestions as to further steps I can take to find more?

The groom was Julius Cohen (parents: Joe Cohen, Marrey Alpertt) and the bride was Marry (AKA Miriam) Meltzer (parents: Hayman/Chaim Meltzer, Etta Alperovitz).  
It's signed by Elias Gordon and witnessed by Meyer Rotstein & Morris Roleinsky.  Spelling is a bit iffy throughout the document.

I've also been researching the name Krotin, which often seems to show up as Gordin/Gordon and other variations, in case you happen to have any good clues on that front.

Please --- if you post any of this email anywhere -- kindly remove my address as I try to keep it as private as possible.

Much appreciation, 
Cynthia
Dear Cynthia,

All the names are familiar and some are surly from the Kurenets area. All Alperovitz ( changed to Alpert in the US) originated in Kurenets. Almost half of the shtetle took that last name when Jews were forced to take a last name in the Russian empire ( c 1815) in order  pay taxes and serve in the czar army. That way (having same last name) they were able to confuse the Russians. There was also a very respected Meltzer family in Kurenets ( related to the mother of Shimon Peres from near by Vishnevo and Volozhin)
Some members of the Rotstein family of Kurenets survived the holocaust and came to Israel. There was also a Cohen family from Kurenets who came to America, a son got in touch with me.
Just a fast note - I will try to study the first names and see if I can connect them. 

Hello,
 
My name is Inessa. I found this on your website:
 
Card File of Jewish Refugees in Tashkent
for more information go to; http://resources.ushmm.org/uzbekrefugees/name_list.php#top
 
A/2322 Alperovich Bassia Lazarevna 1895 F Mogilev
 
This person is my great-grandmother. Can you please tell me if there's any connection to your family tree?
 
Thanks!
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Have a great day!

My name is Stuart Katz and I recently delivered DNA samples for myself and my wife, Penny (Schatz) to FTDNA for autosomal DNA analysis under its Family Finder program, the results of which have been uploaded to GEDcom.  I am managing this genealogy project for both of us.  The big surprise was to learn out that my wife and I share a large number of cMs and are apparently related as a result of endogamy a number of generations ago.  Although we are only at the beginning of this search, the common family looks like it may be Alperowitz.  In e-mail exchanges with one of my wife’s DNA matches on the Alperowitz branch, I was made aware of your remarkable website and thought I would share with you the enclosed short book prepared by the spouse of my wife’s first cousin, Stephen Alport.  The information in it is believed to be accurate.  My wife’s (and Stephen Alport’s) great-uncle, Raphael Alperowitz, is featured in the book and also appears on your website under Dolhinov.  Feel free to incorporate the book or any of its contents onto your website.  If you wish to contact me for any reason, please feel free to reply - and if you have any suggestions as to how I could further explore my wife’s genealogy, I would sincerely appreciate your sharing them with me.

Best,

Stu Katz

The Alport Family pdf

 
 
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