Help sought in identifying photos (VIZHANSKY family) #general
My father-in-law, Abram VIZHANSKY, born in Kovno, always assumed he was the
sole survivor in his family. He only knew of an uncle who went to Argentina
before the war, probably in the 1920's. About a month ago, we found his
children, five first cousins of Abram's and recently had a first "meeting"
Among the things and memories exchanged, for the first time in 75 years, the
newfound cousins sent us photos received >from Lithuania in the 1930's.
Unfortunately, there are no inscriptions with the photos, the people in the
photos are unknown, with one exception, a photo which depicts Abrams'
grandparents who he recognized at once, and his father Moishe who was killed
by Lithuanians in Kaunas on the second day of the war.
Most if not all of the people in these photos were murdered but there were
other families in the West who were related and to this branch and who might
have received the same photos, inscribed. Perhaps some on this forum will
recognize the photos or family names who were married to VIZHANSKYS.
All photos are at
Other related family names related to Vizhansky by mar5riage are VOLK / VALK
/ UZVALK/ IZVOLSKY, SHEIN / SHEYN, YANUKOVSKY / YANUKOWSKI / YANUKINSKY,
BUDINSKY, SANDER, GESEL, CHERNYAVSKY, KUR, KATS / KATZ, KATSEV / KATZEV,
BAVER, SHADEVICH, MAZUR.
The primary geographic area of interest is the town of Pilvishki / Pilvishok
/ Pilvishkiai in the Vilkavishkis dictrict.