Sklut Family
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#sklt-1: Arie was born 11-22- 1925 in Krasne on the river Usha.(now in Belrus then in Poland) He now (2003) lives with his children and grandchildren in Omer near Be'er Sheva.
His sister; Dvora nee Kelman, Miryam first married Shmuel Kelman and had a daughter, Dvora born in 1915. When Miryam was still pregnant with Dvora her husband passed away under tragic circumstance. At a late night hour, robbers came to the house. They broke in and killed Shmuel Kelman. Dvora was a devout Zionist. She was a member of "HaChalutz" in Krasne and in the 1930s went to "HaChshara" Preparation for becoming Chalutz (pioneer ) in Eretz Israel. Young Jewish men and women would live together in communities in Eastern Europe and earn money by doing difficult manual labor in preparation for doing agricultural work in a Kibbutz in Israel. Dvora spent about eighteen months in the Hachshara and when she ended her training she went back to Krasne to await her certificate form the British to be able to immigrate to Israel, that was at the time under their control. The British gave very limited amounts of certificates, after a long wait Dvora decided to join "Bitar". "Bitar" was the most popular Zionist movement in Krasne in the 1930s. Unlike HaChalutz and hashomer Hatzair who had a Socialist Zionist core Bitar had no Socialist ideology and had a more "militaristic" dogma. Eventually Dvora as other members of "Bitar" used Aliah Stavski, which was illegal Aliah. Stavski was a businessman and a member of the Zionist Revisionist party that established a route of illegal immigration. They embarked on a Greek ship . The original boat they went on was sunk after a storm that pushed the boat near rocks by the Greek shore, but the second boat was able to make it. She married Esar Ein Habar and their sons are ; Yoram and Shmuel. Dvora lives in an old home now.
The parents; Miryam/ Maryasha nee Sklut (born 1895) and her second husband; Benjamin Shevach (born 1900) their son Mordechai (born 1930) perished in Krasne on March 17 1943.
Miryam/Mariyesha was the daughter of Shimon and Reize Rachel Sklut The family originated in Volozhin or Vishnevo (in both places they had many relatives). Shimon and Reize Rachel lived in Krasne. Shimon was a blacksmith who had a great talent for making gadgets and all his grandchildren enjoyed the great toys he made for them Other then Miryam they had;
Yakov Sklut was born in 1900, he was also a blacksmith. his wife was Sara Rivka, they had three children;
Cheyka was born in 1924
Asher in 1925
Mothel in 1927
All perished.
Sarka was married to Baruch Kagnovitz and had a son Motel and a daughter . They perished
Moshe Ytza had seven children. When they were still very young he died in his sleep. Six months later, his wife passed away. At that point of time there were no organized institutions to take care of Jewish orphans. To be an orphan most time was a "verdict" of desuetude. The grandfather; Shimon told his other children to divide the seven children amongst the three of them and raise them as their own. Hirshel and Asher Sklut grew in Arie's house,the son Motel was a teacher and he was a teacher of Arie and the Children of the Kaplan fmily. he and his wife perished as well as all the brothers (Hirshel, Asher, and ?).Motel who was a partisan was killed on the last day of the war! in that area. Hirshl was sent to the Volozhin yeshiva and would come home for the holidays. When he reached the age of service in the Polish army, everything was done to make him undesirable for service. The most common way was to be underweight for service. He took the usual route of barely eating and drinking strong tea. He would get up early in the morning and go by foot all the way to Molodetchno and back, a distance of about 32 km. And after a month he went to the draft board in hope that he would be found unfit and be discharged. Since the Polish authorities recognized that some young men purposely did such things, they gave him a postponement, and he had to do a similar routine to avoid service until he was finally, permanently discharged. They all perished.
Two of shimon Sklut daughters went to America long before the war.
An emil I received; Thank You!!!! That is the right family. I have connected current Skklut families from Main e to California--Toronto to South Africa and ALL have come from Volosyn and are connected. Mostly to Shimon Sklut. My late Mother in law was a niece to Shimon and her father Leib C(K)aplan married two Sklut sisters . Many of the families are now in Hadera in Israel and I met Dvora Einhaber several times whiie visiting in Hadera.
Where did YOU get the information? It is so exciting to know all that history and now to be able to perhaps add MORE people who are directly related.
THANK YOU AGAIN and keep on. Jewel Rosenthal Fishkin

Dear Inessa,

Thank you so much for writing me. I would love to include your grandfather's Mikhail Sklyut pictures and story in a site which I created for Volozhin; http://www.eilatgordinlevitan.com/volozhin/volozhin.html 
Here is some information which I have on the Sklut family


From the album of my grandmother the picture was sent to her by her sisters Rivka ( second from the left top) and Rashka nee Shulman (siting on the left) it says that they are with the Sklut brothers from Horodok ( near Volozhim) c 1930
From a book;
-- "This was the secret baggage brought to America from the old country, and whether or not the theory is correct, the metaphorical implications are compelling. After increasingly anti-Semitic restrictions imposed by Alexander III, and an escalation of pogroms, four Sklut brothers left Volozhin in 1892. Two settled in South Africa,they changed their last name "
Stricken: Voices from the Hidden Epidemic of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Notes on ancestry; My grandfather was Alexander Sklut who emigrated to South Africa. Emigrated from Volozhin with three brothers. Two of them went to South Africa, two of them to U.S.A. My great grandfather was Chaim of Volozhin.

Aisik (Yitzchok) Sklut 

January 15, 1894
November 12, 1953 (59) 
Los Angeles
Immediate Family:
Son of Saul Sklut and Sarah Sklut 
Husband of Ida Sklut and Ethel (Ettie) Vinick 
Father of Betty Sklut and Leonard Stanley (Aryeh Lable Shleimie) Sklut 
Brother of Bertha Rogoff 
Chair (Ida) Rochel Sklut-Meltzer (Golovenchitz) ?

November 30, 1953 (77) 
Queens, NY, USA
Place of Burial:
Queens, NY, USA
Immediate Family:
Daughter of Nota Isaac Golovenchitz 
Wife of Lazer Shmuliov Sklut-Meltzer 
Mother of Alexander Meltzer and <private> Mandel (Meltzer) 
Sister of Giene Gringauz 

Sklut in Ellis Island;
Exact Matches (70)
Name of Passenger Residence Arrived Age on Arrival
1. Abraham Sklut Radeskowice 1900 27
2. Adam Sklut Reskanel, Russia 1909 19
3. Alter Sklut Walosin 1905 30
4. Batavia Sklut ... 1907 0
5. Berl Sklut Walosin, Russia 1910 7
6. Chane Sklut Denewizki 1905 7
7. Chiene Sklut Lebadow, Russia 1911 6
8. D...al Sklut Radak 1907 25
9. David Sklut Wilns 1898 19
10. David Sklut Radak 1907 5
11. Devera Sklut Uzde 1902 9
12. Dobe Sklut Limst 1907 20
13. Dwoire Sklut Radiskewitz 1905 25
14. Esau Sklut 1896 1
15. Esther Sklut Gorodok, Russia 1907 18
16. Ettel Sklut Malozyn 1898 16
17. Faje Sosche Sklut Lebadow, Russia 1911 4
18. Felix Sklut Wilna 1905 25
19. Freide Sklut Walosin, Russia 1910 30
20. Frume Sklut Denewizki 1905 4
21. Getze Sklut Radiskewitz 1905 2
22. Ite Elke Sklut Lebadow, Russia 1911 30
23. Iwan Sklut Bortyle 1907 20
24. Jan Sklut Opedamiczi, Russia 1909 28
25. Jankel Sklut Radiskewitz 1905 5
26. Jankel Sklut ... 1906 6
27. Josef Sklut Minsk, 1905 21
28. Josepha Sklut Naschkinski 1904 18
29. Jude Sklut Gorodok 1904 31
30. Judel Sklut Minsk 1907 33
31. Julian Sklut Nowodwor, Russia 1913 19
32. Kalmen Sklut Denewizki 1905 11
33. Leib Sklut Vishnewo, Russia 1911 33
34. Leibe Sklut Denewizki 1905 9
35. Leic Sklut Uzde 1902 25
36. Leiser Sklut Wolonyn, Russia 1909 33
37. L. Feride Sklut Valozyn 1898 42
38. Lorre Sklut Malozyn 1898 11
39. Louis Sklut 1896 3
40. Mariascha Sklut Denewizki 1905 39
41. Mariasche Sklut Malozyn 1898 3
42. Marjana Sklut Bartelej, Russia 1912 52
43. Mattes Sklut Radak 1907 1
44. Mayer Sklut Welna 1906 18
45. Meier Abram Sklut Walosin, Russia 1910 5
46. Meyer Sklut Volosin 1898 14
47. Michal Sklut Poznanka, Austria 1909 26
48. Moische Sklut Walosi, Russia 1910 10
49. Moses Sklut Valosin 1903 25
50. Mottel Sklut Denewizki 1905 16
51. Neime Sklut Wisnieco 1907 18
52. Nissen Sklut Wilna 1904 19
53. Osip Sklut Wilha 1901 22
54. Ossif Sklut Wilna 1893 26
55. Piotr Sklut Bartschu 1905 20
56. Piotr Sklut Opedamiczi, Russia 1909 0
57. Rachel Sklut ... 1906 4
58. Ragina Sklut Opedamiczi, Russia 1909 25
59. Rasche Sklut Walosi, Russia 1910 3
60. Rischa Sklut Volosin 1898 30
61. Rochel Sklut Kudonrwo, Minsk 1908 50
62. Rochke Sklut Wilna 1904 19
63. Scheine Sklut 1896 25
64. Scheine Sklut Walosi, Russia 1910 9
65. Schmaie Sklut Kowno 1902 19
66. Schoike Sklut Wolozyn 1905 19
67. Simon Sklut Oschmine 1906 29
68. Ttske Sklut Deurmutoch 1902 28
69. Winzenti Sklut Wilna 1907 18
70. Yong Sklut New York, NY 1924 52