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Yosef Edeikin
Born in 1927 in Riga, Latvia, he was active in "Beitar" from 1939. He
was arrested in 1949, together with his whole family, and sentenced to
10 years imprisonment. He served his sentence in a hard labor camp,
Ozerlag. His father, who was also an active Zionist, died in the camp.
Yosef was released in 1959 and eventually got to Israel in 1971.

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Shoshana Levin-Maler
Born in 1928 in Riga, Latvia, she was a member of a youth Zionist
movement in Lithuania from 1937 through 1941. After the occupation by
the Nazis, she worked in an underground Zionist movement in the Soviet Union, teaching Hebrew and Jewish history. She was arrested in 1949
and sentenced to 1.5 years in prison and 25 years of exile in Siberia.
She served her sentence in a camp in Barnaul and her exile in
Krasnoyarsk. She finally reached Israel in 1972

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Blume Krieger, nee Jossel, b. 1873 (1928).

Regarding #riga-port-9 - #riga-port-9 Roberta Jerushalmy wrote:
Last summer I spent in Riga trying to trace my family roots. I am
pleased to enclose the archive information which conclusively shows
that Oscher Krieger came from Vashki although he belonged to the
Jewish community in Krakinov.

I hope you will find this information useful and be able to add it to
your Vashki site, and also other sites you have for other places.

Just to remind you Oscher Kruger was my grandfather and I am Roberta
Jerushalmy (nee Kruger) from Jerusalem ex Johannesburg South Africa.
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Irina Veinberga <irinwein@latnet.lv> wrote: -
Dear Mrs. Jerushalmy,

We are forwarding to you as promised all the pictures, archival
reference and genealogical table about the family Kriger-Jossel.

Sincerely,
Jelena Polovceva
Rita Bogdanova

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Hanna Jossel, nee Schapiro b. July 23, 1857 in Taurogen (picture
from 1921)Mother of Blume Krieger .

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Oscher Krieger, b. 1870 (1920)

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Oscher Krieger, b. 1870 (1928).

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Scheine, daughter of Jossel Jossel (1921).

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Zila, daughter of Oscher Krieger, b. 1899 (1927)

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Zila, daughter of Oscher Krieger, b. 1899 picture from 1938.

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Fania Berkovitz nee Zilberman
born in Riga 10.3.1905 to Yati and Zalman
Came to Eretz Israel in 1929
http://www.netanya-moreshet.org.il/show_item.asp?levelId=44133&itemId=5459&itemType=6000

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Joffe family members Riga

Moshe Joffe was born in Druja in 1897 to Srol and Chasa nee Movshe. He was a tanner and married to Nina. Prior to WWII he lived in Paris, France. During the war he was in Paris, France. Moshe perished in 1942 in Auschwitz, Camp at the age of 45. This information is based on a Page by his niece and nephew; Rosa and Charles Joffe.

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Debora Lewinstein, born on November 13 of 1915 in Libau (now Liepaja) was Hirsch Lewinstein's daughter. She married  Leib Usdin, born November 13th, 1915. They lived in Riga at Gogola st 8/10. Leib Usdin was killed by the Nazis but she was (evacuated before) to Kazakhstan

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Date: 1875
Location: Riga, Livland/Kaiserreich Russland
Familie Dr. med. Philipp ben Isaak Keilmann

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Grandmother Nellie

This is a great picture of my Greatgrandmother Nellie (Helen Snyder 1886-1946) Edison. She is wearing a cameo that I have. It is a really nice cameo that was made in Italy. My Mother Edna really loved her Grandmother and spent a lot of time in Dudley with her and her Grandfather Charles

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Grandma Nellie and Grandpa Charles with Esther, Sarah and Lena (the oldest).
Charles Edison

Birth: 15 May 1883
Riga, Riga, Latvia
Death: 27 August 1959
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

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Krechmer family in Riga
From: Basil Sandler sendlerb@bezeqint.net

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Krechmer family in Riga. From: Basil Sandler sendlerb@bezeqint.net

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Krechmer family in Riga ( the family originated in Birzai with Yoshua Hessel Kretchmer born in Birzai in 1845) From: Basil Sandler sendlerb@bezeqint.net

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Krechmer family in Kfar Saba May 2006 From: Basil Sandler sendlerb@bezeqint.net

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Moshe Krechmer in his shop From: Basil Sandler sendlerb@bezeqint.net

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Krechmer's family and Benjamin (Yoma) Iofel
Elka Krechmer

Birth: 26 Aug 1907
Riga, Latvia
Death: 20 Jan 2004
LA, USA

Location
Riga

Date~1928

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Leib Lurie (1880 Birzai - 1925 Riga) with wife Rala Rochlle Lurie
(nee Schwarz) (1886 - 1994)

riga,Slobodkin,Schwartz,Klien, BenZion, Lurie
Gordin

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Sarah Slobodkin ( daughter of Chaim Schwartz and Hene nee Klien).
Sarah, her husband BenZion and five of her six children perished in
Riga in 1941. From the album of Asaf Lurie <asi.look@gmail.com>

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Ahron Neta Gordin was born in Dagde, Latvia in 1870 to Moshe and Sara. He was married to Ester nee Astanovski. Prior to WWII he lived in Dagde, Latvia. During the war he was in Dagde, Latvia. Ahron was murdered in 1941 in Dagde, Latvia. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by his son Moshe Gordin.

Gordin
Gordin

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Esther Gordin was born in Russia (USSR) in 1870 to Tana and Rachel. She was married to Aharon. Prior to WWII she lived in Dagde, Latvia. During the war she was in Dagde, Latvia. Esther was murdered in 1941 in Dagde, Latvia. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by her son.

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Etka Gordin was born in Riga, Latvia to Ben zion and Haya nee Lengetzint. She wasmurdered in 1941 in the Shoah.

Gordin
Gordin

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Children of Ben zion Gordin and Haya nee Lengetzint. of Riga. Amongst them from left: Moshe, Roza, Etka and Jacob who were murdered in 1941 in the Shoah.

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Roza Gordin was born in Riga, Latvia in 1911 to Ben zion and Riva nee Lengezint. She was a student and single. Prior to WWII she lived in Riga, Latvia. During the war she was in Riga, Latvia. Roza was murdered in 1941 in the Shoah at the age of 30. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by her cousin Moshe Gordin, a Shoah survivor.

Riga
Chait, Riga

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Marina, daughter of Nahum and Anna-Nyuta Smargonski, was born in Riga, Latvia on 30 August 1938. During the war the family lived in Riga, and Marina perished in the Riga ghetto in December of 1941. She was 3 years old. Her father perished in a concentration camp in Germany.

The photograph and Page of Testimony in her memory were submitted to Yad Vashem by Anna Yarshov (formerly Smargonski), Marina's mother.

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Elja Chait was born in Rezekne, Latvia. He was married to Sheine.
Prior to WWII he lived in Riga, Latvia. During the war he was in Riga,
Latvia. Elja was murdered in the Shoah. This information is based on a
Page of Testimony submitted by his relative.

Chait, Riga
Riga

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Sheine Chait nee Gavartin was born in Vilion, Latvia to Shlomo and
Masia. She was married to Elja. Prior to WWII she lived in Riga,
Latvia. During the war she was in Riga, Latvia. Sheine was murdered in
Riga, Latvia. This information is based on a Page of Testimony
submitted by her cousin.

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Ida Nekhom nee Volkin perished in the holocaust

Riga
Riga

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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.

Riga
Riga
Riga
Riga

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Isai Nekhom and son Aaron

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Shmuel Lulav was born in Riga to Tzila and Menachem Mendel in 1911.
He passed away in Kibutz Afikim in 2006.
Zila Lulav was born in Riga in 1884. She was a dentist; She came to
Tel Aviv in 1933 and passed away in 1959

 

Riga
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Sussman Leibowitsch and Pese nee Kahn. They perished in Latvia in 1941.

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Wolf Sheer was born in Latvia in 1874. He was a businessman and
married to Mery nee Bunin.

They perished in the holocaust

Riga
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Shimon Mer (Changed to Meiri in Israel)
Birth:
1915
Riga, Latvia( family originated in Vashki/ Pasvalys Lithuania)
Death:
circa 2005 (at age 90)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Immediate Family:
Son of Shmuel Mer and Rachel Yeti Mer
Husband of Gissela Meiri (Mer)
Father of ????? ??? and ?????? ?????
Brother of ???? ???? and ???? ?????

Birzai, Riga
Birzai, Riga

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Berchowitz / Kusner Family

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Hyman Berchowitz ( c1875 Birzai- 1941 South Africa) with wife Anna nee Kusner ( c 1879 Riga- 1962 South Africa)

Riga
Riga

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Busia Kenin, Ania (Chana) Katzman, Tania Labkovski, Frida Leah (Lina) Katzman

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Ania (Chana) Katzman, Busia Kenin, Tania Labkovski, Frida Leah (Lina) Katzman

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Frida Leah Katzman

Riga
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Yankel Trebukhov was born in Riga, Latvia in 1904 to Isaak and Khana. He was a soldier.. During the war he was in the Soviet armed forces. Yankel was killed in military service. 

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Hirsh Trebukhov was born in Riga, Latvia in 1914 to Isaak and Khana. He was a metalworker. Prior to WWII he lived in Svisloch, Belorussia (USSR). During the war he was in the Soviet armed forces. Hirsh was killed in military service. 

Riga
Albin

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Ania (Chana) Katzman, Busia Kenin, Frida Leah (Lina) Katzman, Tania Labkovski

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Eidja Barshai (Albin) 
Birth: August 28, 1908 
Riga, Riga, Latvia
Death: 1941 (32) (Murdered by the Nazis)
Immediate Family:
Daughter of Gershon Albin and Esther (Olga) Rachel Albin 
Wife of Sasha (Alexander Salomon Hirch) Barshai 
Mother of Alexander Barshai and Gerschonija Barshai 
Sister of Harry Albin; Abraham Albin and David Albin 

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Avraham Betsalel Friedman
Born in 1923 in Riga, Latvia, he was an activist from the age of 15 in the young halutzniks movement «HaNoar HaAgudati», a branch of the "Poalei Agudat Israel" party. ("Agudat Israel" - an international Zionist organization of orthodox Jews). He worked for the branch in his home city until the Soviet occupation. In 1940-41 he worked in the underground and spent the years 1941-45 in the Riga ghetto and in German concentration camps. In 1947 he was has arrested by the authorities on charges of his earlier Zionist activities and also for his attempt in 1946 to leave the Soviet Union illegally in order to get to Eretz Israel. He was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in the Gulag plus 2 years exile. Released in 1953, he didn’t succeed in reaching Israel till 1969. He was a member of the Executive Committee and High Council of the Organization of Prisoners of Zion. He died in 1993.

Riga
Riga

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Hannania Meitin
Born on 29th of July, 1924 in Riga, Latvia, he was 18 years old when he joined «HaShomer HaTzair» in his city, and was an active member of the movement before the Soviet occupation. Even after the occupation he continued his Zionist activities. He was arrested by the MGB twice: the first time in 1947 and the second time in 1950. Altogether he spent 8.5 years in prison. After being released in 1956, he still had to wait till 1971 before being allowed to emigrate to Israel. He died in 1992.

Hi again,
 
This I believe is who we knew as "Ganyia" Meitin (son of Leova) who married Dahlia.  They lived in Kfar Saba when they moved to Israel.  They had two daughters who changed their names to Anat Meitin and Ronit Meitin.  I don't remember their former names. 

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Morris Gordin
Born in 1909 in Riga, Latvia, he tried to escape from the Soviet Union for Eretz Israel in 1947, but was arrested and sentenced to 9 years imprisonment in the Gulag. Released in 1956, he came to Israel in 1963. He died in 19

Riga
Riga

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The attached picture taken in Riga in the early 1960s, shows Uncle Leova standing with his wife.  Ganyia in the middle looking down.  My Uncle Louis Meitin in the front with the two girls who I mentioned. 
 
So Ganyia or Hannia is the son of Leova.   
 
Thanks for this information.
 
Regards,
Anne

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Latvian foreign passport of Chaim-Behr and Julia Olbert (1928)

Riga
Riga

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Julija Brener Olbert sister of Jack Brener

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Hava Katz (Feigin) 
Birth:
1882 
Kaunas, 
Death:
1936
Riga, Latvia

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Mozes Jacob Katz 
Birth:
1879 
R?ga, , Latvia
Immediate Family:
Son of Leib Katz and Golda Katz 
Husband of Gertrude Katz and Hava Katz 
Father of Geschel Katz; Sora Lieberman and Israel Katz 

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