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#siau-port-1: Victor Brenner was born in Siaulai, Lithuana in 1871 and became a noted sculptor and engraver. Brenner studied at the Academie Julian in Paris as well as in Riga and Kovno. He emigrated to the United States in 1890. He lived mostly in the New York area. Was helped by Prof. Etlinger. He Designed Medals and coins (also American coins at the request of president Roosevelt). He wrote a book about the art of making Medals. Victor David Brenner died in 1924 in New York.
#siau-port-2: Grigori Gershoni - Anarchist and chemist. Head of revolutionary cell in Russia.
Born in Siaulai, Lithuania in 1872

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Shlomo Choronzshitski was born in Siauliai in 1877 to Yisrael, a textile salesman. After he graduated from the Russian high school in Shavle, he attended law school in St. Petersburg. A became a well known lawyer and involved in Jewish education and social and political movements ( Zionist). In 1921 he returned to Siauliai and together with his brother, ran the leather factory. In 1928 he moved to Kovno and worked as a lawyer as well as a member of the city council. He wrote a book about last names in Eretz Yisrael. He passed away in Kovno in 1938.

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RABBI AHARON Bakst was born in Ivie in 1867. He studied in Volozhin and Slobodka. As rabbi of Shaduva he established a Yeshiva there. In exile in Russia during World War I, he served as a rabbi in several communities. After the war he returned to Lithuania, being rabbi of Suvalkan and later Lomza. After encountering some problems with the Zionists, he left Lomza to serve in Shauliai. During the Soviet days ( 1940- 1941) he kept teaching and many would come to hear is sermons. He was amongst the first to be killed, as soon as the Germans entered Siauliai in 1941.

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Dr. Aharon Pik ( 1872- 1944)
Doctor and writer Dr. Aharon Pik was born in Keidan in 1872 to David (The Melamed/ teacher). Aharon was a teacher of Torah in Siauliai. At the start of 1900s he moved to France and studied Medicine. During the First World war he practiced Medicine in Southern France. After the war he returned to Siauliai . He was a physician, a writer, and politicly involved. He perished in the Siauliai ghetto in 1944. Here is a Yad vashem report by his daughter in law from Kibbutz Nezer Sireni;

Aharon Pieck was born in Lithuania to David. He was married to Dvora Tac. Prior to WWII he lived in Sauliai, Lithuania. During the war was in Sauliai, Lithuania. He died in 1944 in Sauliai, Lithuania. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted on 08/05/1978 by his daughter-in-law Chaia ( nee Nudel). Pieck Debora Debora Pieck nee Tac was born in Lithuania. She was married. Prior to WWII she lived in Shavel, Lithuania. During the war was in Shavel, Lithuania. Debora died in 1944 in Stutthof. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted on 08/04/1978 by her daughter in-law.

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Yehudit and Yoceved daughters of Azriel Levitan

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Bat-Sheva Shach (Levitan)
Birth: 1867
Siauliai (Shavil), Lithuania
Death: September 22, 1939 (72)
Vabalninkas, Lithuania

Daughter of Yisroel Meir Levitan and Gittel Levitan
Wife of Azriel Shach
Mother of Elazar Shach; Esther Singer; Asher Shach; Israel Shach;
Shraga Shach; Henya Shach; Gittel Shach; Fayga Ettil Shach and Avraham
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Sister of Benzion Ya'akov Levitan; Toube-Dine Sher; Nosson Notte
Yerachmiel Litvin; Movsha-Faivish Levitan; Azriel Moshe Levitan; Osher
Nissan Levitan; Movsha Levitan and Rivka Litvin

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Wolf Ber

Birth: May 1, 1890
Siauliai, Šiauli? miesto savivaldyb?, Šiauliai County, Lithuania
Death: 1960
Chicago, IL, USA

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Asne Lewitas was born in Zagare, siauliai, Lithuania in 1920. She
perished in the holocaust.

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Immanuel Sheskin
Gender:
Male
Birth:
1925 
Šiauliai, Šiauli? miesto savivaldyb?, Šiauliai County, Lithuania
Death:
July 12, 2013 (88) 
Binyamina, Hadera, Haifa District, Israel
Immediate Family:
Son of Yehuda Chaim Leib Sheskin and Jda Ida Eidel Sheskin 
Husband of  Yona Sheskin
Father of  Adi Goldenberg;  Amir Sheskin
Brother of Avigdor Sheskin; Dr. Yaakov Sheskin; Khava Kur;Yizhak Chetzkale Sheskin; Shoshana Aushpiz Aushpitz ; Matityahu (Matshke) Sheskin and Malka Imbari (Burstein

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Siauliai

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Khava Kur (Sheskin) 

Birth:
1912 
Šiauliai, Šiauli? miesto savivaldyb?, Šiauliai County, Lithuania
Death:
1943 (31) (murdered by the nazis)
Immediate Family:
Daughter of Yehuda Chaim Leib Sheskin and Jda Ida Eidel Sheskin 
Wife of Ze'ev Kur 
Sister of Avigdor Sheskin; Dr. Yaakov Sheskin; Yizhak Chetzkale Sheskin; Shoshana Aushpiz Aushpitz ; Matityahu (Matshke) Sheskin; Immanuel Sheskin  and Malka Imbari (Burstein)

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Noach Goldberg was born in Ukmerge, Lithuania in 1870 to Itzik and Matla nee Frenkel ( sister of Chaim). Prior to WWII he lived in Siauliai, Lithuania. During the war he was in Siauliai, Ghetto.

Noch was murdered in the Shoah.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed here) submitted by his nephew, Imanuel Emanuel Shaskin Sheskin

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Matityahu (Matshke) Sheskin 

Birth:
1921 
Šiauliai, Šiauli? miesto savivaldyb?, Šiauliai County, Lithuania
Death:
July 1941 (20) (murdered by the nazis and their Lithuanian helpers while trying to get home)
Immediate Family:
Son of Yehuda Chaim Leib Sheskin and Jda Ida Eidel Sheskin 
Brother of Avigdor Sheskin; Dr. Yaakov Sheskin; Khava Kur;Yizhak Chetzkale Sheskin; Shoshana Aushpiz Aushpitz ; Immanuel Sheskin and Malka Imbari (Burstein) 

 

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Dr. Yaakov Sheskin 

Birth:
1910 
Šiauliai, Šiauli? miesto savivaldyb?, Šiauliai County, Lithuania
Death:
murdered by the nazis
Immediate Family:
Son of Yehuda Chaim Leib Sheskin and Jda Ida Eidel Sheskin 
Brother of Avigdor Sheskin; Khava Kur; Yizhak Chetzkale Sheskin; Shoshana Aushpiz Aushpitz ; Matityahu (Matshke) Sheskin;Immanuel Sheskin  and Malka Imbari (Burstein) 

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Siauliai

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Yizhak Chetzkale Sheskin 

Birth:
1915 
Šiauliai, Šiauli? miesto savivaldyb?, Šiauliai County, Lithuania
Death:
1944 (29) (murdered by the nazis)
Immediate Family:
Son of Yehuda Chaim Leib Sheskin and Jda Ida Eidel Sheskin 
Brother of Avigdor Sheskin; Dr. Yaakov Sheskin; Khava Kur;Shoshana Aushpiz Aushpitz ; Matityahu (Matshke) Sheskin; Immanuel Sheskin  and Malka Imbari (Burstein)

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Nakhum Goldberg was born in Varniai, Lithuania in 1911 to Yekhiel and Dusia . He was a clerk and single. Prior to WWII he lived in Shavli, Lithuania. During the war he was in Shavli, Lithuania.

Nakhum was murdered in the Shoah.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed here) submitted by his cousin, Emanuel Sheskin

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Jda Sheskin nee Goldberg was born in Ukmerge, Lithuania in 1885 to Itzik and Matla nee Frenkel ( sister of Chaim) . Prior to WWII she lived in Siauliai, Lithuania. During the war she was in Siauliai, Lithuania.

Jda was murdered in the Shoah.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed here) submitted by her son, Emanuel Sheskin

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