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Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzenski (1863-1940), with Rabbi Finkel in the woods near Viln
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www.columbia.edu/.../03/ 09/yiddish_studies.html
A news stand in the center of the Jewish quarter in Vilna, Lithuania. The Yiddish signs at the top note that they carry the German army newspaper and Yiddish newspapers from all over the world.

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The Jewish Library

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The Jewish Library

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O.R.T. Leather Workshop in Vilna From: O.R.T. : Gezelshaft tsu farshpreyten handverkeray un landvirtshaft tsvishn iden in rusland http://www.iisg.nl/collections/yiddish/ort02.html

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http://www.andreas-praefcke.de/carthalia/europe/lt_vilnius_sommertheater.htm
Sent: by German forces' postal service to Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 1916
Publisher: Verlag Gebrüder Hochland, Königsberg i. Pr., Originalaufnahme von Hofphotograph A. Kühlewindt, offizieller Kriegsphotograph, Königsberg i. Pr.

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Jewish Vilna in Word and Picture
New York, 1955
Photo of the great Yiddish theater company, the Vilner Trupe
Judaica Collection, Sterling Memorial Library
Yale University Library

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Three generations of the Szabad family; Vilna, 1897. Yosef Szabad, seated center, was a merchant, his wife Pesa kept a shop in Vilna. Their son Cemach Szabad (back row center, behind his parents) was a prominent physician who later became a member of the Polish parliament.
JEWS IN THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE: images pg.32
http://www.friends-partners.org/partners/beyond-the-pale/index.html

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Among those pictured are: Liza Beigel (top row, right), her sister, Mariussa Kowarsky (front row, standing, second from the right), Shura Kessler (middle row, left) and the head of the cafe, Mrs. Cyrynska (front row, center, in the checked dress).

 Wilhelm Beigel (now William Begell) is the son of Ferdinand and Liza
(Kowarsky) Beigel. He was born May 18, 1927 in Vilna, where his family
owned the Hotel Bristol, the largest hotel in the city. The extended
Beigel family lived in the hotel before World War II. Wilhelm's father
was an officer in the Polish army. The Beigel family was marginally
religious, attending synagogue only on the high holidays. Wilhelm
attended the Miesckiewicz Polish gymnasium until the Soviets seized
control of Vilna in 1940, and then went to the Russian Lenin high
school. Following the German invasion of Lithuania in June 1941, the
Beigel family went to work for a German regiment, identified as
L27341. Wilhelm was assigned to the kitchen, where he chopped wood,
and organized the delivery of food and the unloading of supplies. In
September 1941, the Germans established a ghetto in Vilna. Owing to
his military background, Wilhelm's father, Ferdinand, became a member
of the Jewish police in charge of the Jewish prison. The immediate
family lived in the ghetto for the next two years. On September 4,
1943 Latvian SS shot and killed Ferdinand. Wilhelm, who was in the
hospital with pleurisy at the time, found announcements of his
father's death printed by the graphics department of the ghetto. A
week and a half later, on September 23, 1943, the ghetto was
liquidated. Just prior to its liquidation a number of Jewish labor
camps were established in the city. Several hundred skilled workers
and their families were transferred to these camps from the ghetto.
Wilhelm, his mother and maternal grandmother were sent by Jacob Gens
to the HKP (Heereskraftfahrpark/Ost/562) labor camp. Gens thought this
would save them from deportation. At HKP, the men worked in the German
vehicle repair shops and the women, in the kitchen or sewing shops.
Wilhelm escaped from this labor camp on June 30, 1944 and returned to
Vilna, where he was liberated two weeks later. Subsequently, he
learned that his mother and grandmother had been taken to Ponary and
shot four days after he had left the camp. Just before moving into the
Vilna ghetto, the Beigel family hid their photo albums in the attic of
their home. After the liberation Wilhelm retrieved the albums. He took
selected photographs with him when he fled Lithuania with the Bricha
(even though he was told not to bring anything which might identify
him). After reaching Germany, Wilhelm finished high school (first in
Munich and then in Dillinger an der Donau). In June 1947, with the
help of an uncle in New York City, he immigrated to the U.S. aboard
the SS Marine Marlin. Date: 1941 - 1943
Locale: Vilnius, Poland
Credit: USHMM, courtesy of William Begell
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Delegates to a congress of the Tse'irei Zion movement, held in Vilnius (Vilna) in 1923. In the photo: Menachem Rudnicki - Adir (second row from the bottom, on the right); Israel Shafir (second row from the bottom, second from the right); Zvi Rosenstein (second row from the bottom, third from the right); Meir Zajdsznur (second row from the bottom, fourth from the right); Reuven Boniak (second row from the bottom, third from the left); Shlomo - Yitzhak Alper (second row from the bottom, second from the left); Bracha Kac (second row from the bottom, on the left delegate from Glebokie ); Chaim - Shalom Kopelowicz of Vileika (second row from the top, fifth from the right); Avraham Solowiejczyk (second row from the top, fourth from the left); and Rajak (in the top row; delegates from Glebokie

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A group of Vilna authors and poets at a reception for the Soviet
Jewish poet, Peretz Markish

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Abraham - Dov ha - Kohen Lebensohn of Vilnius (Vilna), a Hebrew poet, linguist and Bible commentator of the Enlightenment ("Haskalah") period

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At the wedding of the daughter of poet Avraham Sutzkever

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kids and staff of the vilna home for Children listening to music.

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Members of the Engelstern family of Vilna

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Pupils and teachers in the "Tifereth Bachurim" yeshiva in Vilnius

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Rabbi Mordechai Ligom of Vilnius.

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Young people from Vilnius ) on an outing organized by the "ViLBiG"
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Jewish survivors after the war.

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City Vilna
Photographer Chonovitz, J.
Description Sofia Kahan (Wirgili), Golde Lewi, Wita Lewin, Yehudit Rajzenberg, Baruch Lubolki, Rokhl Ajdelson, and others with children of an orphanage school.

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Date 1933
City Vilna
Photographer Chonovitz, J.
Description Outdoor portrait of pupils and teachers of the Frug school, part of the CEBEKA school system

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A view of Gorki Street in Vilna, renamed Wielka Street during the
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A view of Gorki Street in Vilna, renamed Wielka Street during the years of Polish rule.

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A group of students from the Yiddish schools in Vilna, on a trip to Traki (Troki).

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Vilna 1929- This picture was taken on the occasion of Joe Glasser's visit to Vilna with his wife and infant son. The patriarch of the family, Itze-Ber Gleze (Doreen's great-grandfather) is seated in the middle (with beard and hat).. BACK ROW (from left to right) ; Henia Kagan (nee Glasser), Nettie (Nessie) Glasser (nee Schank). Abrashke (Avraham) Glasser,  Mishke (Michael) Glasser,   Haya Trotsky, Kale Trotsky (Glasser)   Elke Trotsky (later, Mil) , Riva Glasser , Liza Glasser (later Mark,am, Garber)  MIDDLE ROW  Yehuda Kagan , Noah Kagan (in arms) , Mottel Glasser, Blume Glezer ,Itze-Ber Glezer, Joe (Yeina) Glasser, Alte Glasser, Jacob Glasser BOTTOM ; Rywa Kagan (later Schochat),  Israel Kagan,Avraham Kagan,   Stanley (Zalman) Glasser, Elke Glasser,   Hirschel Glasser.                                                    
Of the 23 people in the picture, 3 died before WW2, 12 perished in the holocaust, and 8 made it safely (either before or during WW2) to America/ or South Africa. For more information go to; http://www.eitanlevy.com/Vilna1929.html

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Basia Levin and friends

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Lord Marly (center) taking notes on a visit to YIVO (Yiddish Scientific Institute). With him are (l-r) Zalman Reisen, A. Shulman, Y. Kruk, Alfenitsky and Shmuel Pipe.

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3 generations of the family of shopkeeper Pesa, daughter of Rabbi Pyeshin, and Yosef Szabad, a merchant (both seated, center). Their son Zemach Shabad (Cemach Szabad) (standing, back row, center)

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Studio portrait of Dr. Zemach Shabad (Szabad) with his sons Yasha and Zhomie. (One son is in a soldier's uniform.) Shabad was a physician, a leader of the Folkist party and a founder of YIVO

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Jacob Lestschinsky, historian Simon Dubnow (3rd from l), Meir Halevi from Bucharest, and other delegates to the YIVO Conference pose at the grave of the recently deceased Dr. Zemach Shabad (Szabad), a physician, leader of the Folkist party and founder of YIVO.

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Historian Simon Dubnow (visible at left with white goatee), a delegate to the YIVO Conference, standing in the midst of the crowd, at the grave of Dr. Zemach Shabad (Szabad) 1935

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Dr. Jacob Siedlecki, a friend of YIVO, standing at the gate to his house, near his signboard after it was defaced by Polish hooligans.

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The family of Dr. Sedlis.

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The Magid family

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The Magid family

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Musician Leo and his wife; Sonia Hofmekler

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The entrance to the "Durkhhoyf" in the Jewish Quarter of Vilnius

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The pulpit and Ark in the Gaon's "Kloyz" in the Jewish Quarter of Vilnius (Vilna).

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The entrance to the "kloyz" of the "Tifereth Bachurim" yeshiva in the Shul Hoyf of Vilnius

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The entrance to the Yidisher Gas in Vilnius (Vilna), viewed from the Daytshe Gas.

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The funeral of Moshe - Yakov Lekerman in Vilnius (Vilna).

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The house in Vilnius (Vilna) where the Bund was founded.

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The funeral of Baruch Kohen - Virgili, a Bund activist, in Vilnius (Vilna) in 1936

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The building in Vilnius (Vilna) housing the offices of the Jewish communal organizations HIAS and Y.K.P.

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Jewish funeral in Vilnius (Vilna).

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Abraham - Moshe Berenstein of Vilnius (Vilna), a cantor and composer, with his wife and children.

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A booth for a lottery on behalf of a "Children's Kitchen" in Vilnius (Vilna) in 1915.

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The building that housed the offices of the Jewish educational organizations VilBiG and CBK in Vilnius (Vilna).

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The entrance to the old Jewish cemetery in Vilnius (Vilna).

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The entrance to the "Alte Shul" [Yiddish: Old Synagogue] in Vilnius

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The entrance to the Great Synagogue in Vilnius (Vilna)

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The main entrance to the "Chor Shul" in Vilnius

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The building in Vilnius (Vilna) that housed the ORT vocational training organization.

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The building in Vilnius (Vilna) that housed the offices of Jewish community organizations between the two world wars.

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The Green Bridge in Vilnius (Vilna) over the Wilia (Wilija) River (called Neris River in Lithuanian

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A performance on a playing field, staged by girls at a fresh air camp operated by the Vilnius (Vilna) branch of TOZ

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The main building of a fresh air camp operated by the Vilnius (Vilna) branch of TOZ

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The gate and fence of a fresh air camp operated by the Vilnius (Vilna) branch of TOZ

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The program of a play staged by an amateur theater troupe in Vilnius (Vilna) in 1961

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Luba, nee Wainer, and her daughter Mira. Both perished in the Vilna Ghetto
.http://motlc.wiesenthal.com/site/pp.asp?c=jmKYJeNVJrF&b=479123

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Zelda Virshub Reshman with her family. Husband, wife and five children were all killed by the Germans. On the back of the picture in Yiddish "From Reshman family to Yudovich family" (Zelda's sister Ida living in Mexico)
http://dwp.bigplanet.com/dnsasportas/einhornholocaustmemorial/

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Zelda Virshub Reshman with her family. Husband, wife and five children were all killed by the Germans. On the back of the picture in Yiddish "From Reshman family to Yudovich family" (Zelda's sister Ida living in Mexico)
http://dwp.bigplanet.com/dnsasportas/einhornholocaustmemorial/

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Alexandara Kreine 1938

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Shalom Aleichem class

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Vilna soccer team

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Vilna, Poland, Izak Sulkind, Sara Gordon, Bluma Gordon, Lazer Gordon

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Vilna, Poland, Izak Sulkind, Sara Gordon, Bluma Gordon and Lazer Gordon, 1939.

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Vilna, Poland, Shabtai Shepsel Prushan, factory

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Vilna, Poland, A crowd in a street, apparently during a funeral, Prewar.

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Vilna, Poland. Shabtai Shepsel Prushan (sitting second on the
right) with other factory workers, before the war.

Vilna, Poland, Israel Zipuk, snow
Vilna, Poland, Liba Gurevitz

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Vilna, Poland, Israel Zipuk in a snow-filled street.

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Vilna, Poland. A photograph that belonged to Liba Gurevitz before the war.

Vilna, Poland, Szabtaj Shepsel Prushan, baby
Vilna, Poland, Abram Chukernik, fabric store

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Vilna, Poland, Abram Chukernik, standing in front of the fabric store in which he worked, before the war.

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Vilna, Poland, Szulkin and M. Bejlinson ice skating, 1938.

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Shepsel-Shabtai Blacher (on the right), an actor and member of the
Artists’ Union in the Vilna ghetto. He was deported to the Klooga
labor camp in Estonia, where he was murdered on September 19, 1944.

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Dr. Shreiber ( Director of Ort School) Vilna 1935

-- http://www.yivoexhibitions.com/images/new77.jpg

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Founders of YIVO, including Max Weinreich, pose in front of the
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2nd woman from the left, Franya Winter (found online)

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niece, Basha Punski and husband's aunt, Rive Lichtenberg
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Franya Winter with husband's Punski Family 
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the Bekker family of Vilna came to Rishon Lezion

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Men studying the Talmud in the bethmedresh of a home for the aged at 17 Portowa Street, Vilna, 1937

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1913 Russia Michel Berkovitzch , Nadia Noemie Barkay, Hanna "Alta" Rachel Berkovitch, Nahum Goldman, Solomon Hirsch (Zvi) Goldman

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Grzegorz Lampert (at the back - 3rd from left) during a Passover Seder, Vilna, Poland, April 1940
The photograph was submitted by his son Norbert Nathan Lampert.
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1912. David Rabin son of Nissan was my Grandfather from my mother side. He was murdered in Vilnius 
Sept 1941 with his family (only my Mother survived because she left Vilnius the day the Nazis invaded Lithuania, June 22, 1941).
Michael Alfes <michael.alfes@gmail.com>

Rabin, Vilna
Rabinovitz, Rabinovich

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of 1911 - Alfes-Rabin Families where David stands with 
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Boris Rabinovich was born in Poland in 1903 to Aleksandr. He was married to Yelena. Prior to WWII he lived in Wilno, Poland. During the war he was in Wilno, Poland.

Boris was murdered in the Shoah.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed here) submitted by his niece Miriam Kozlovski

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