Rav Eliyahu Tavger <eliyahu@...>
On August 31, I visited Lepel with two of my friends.
In the town there is a big Jewish cemetery, located in the woods on the edge
of the lake. It is told that a third of it flooded when a dam was built on
the river and the lake expanded. The cemetery is not fenced off, and the
older part is very uncared for. The cars which travel next to the edge of
the lake are riding right on the gravestones. The newer graves take up a
small part of the area.
Today there are 38 old Jewish people left, and we met with two of them. We
asked them to prepare for us a detailed map and list of the cemetery. It was
done in a very organized and dedicated manner. This list includes family
names, first names and father's names as well as dates of birth and death.
Below are all the family names >from the list (all the names have been
changed to the masculine).
SHTEINGARDT, REICHELSON, MAIMAN, GUKOVICH, SOLOMONOV, YANOVITZKY,
DVEIYERMAN, OKSENTZOV, AMCHIR, BORD, FEIGELMAN, CHAZAN, SON, GLAZMAN,
YUDOVIN, RUCHMAN, SIGALOV, KRUPTELKIN, LUCHTER, ZELDIN, BEILINSON, ANIKUL,
ARONIN, AXELROD, KOSTUKOVSKY, BLECHER, SORIN, PROG, SHKOLNITSKY, TEMKIN,
LIBERMAN, NEMTZOV, SHERMAN-PSHONIK, YOFFE, LURIA, GURIYEVITCH, FARBMAN,
BURMAN, CHEIF, LUCHTER, DIECHTIAR, TALANOV, MELNIKOV, LEITMAN, AGULNIKOV,
TZEIREFMAN, LEVIN, TZEMACH, KANDINOV, EPSHTEIN, GOLDIN, APPEL, RIVKIN,
SLEPCHONOK, POLAK, SLAVIN, LIBIN, KATZ, MANEVITCH, LEVITAN, MALKIN, GITLIN,
PLAVNIK, BENSMAN, POGREBINSKY, STESIN, LIGUM, SARASHEVSKY,