JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen for Ylakiai/Yelok Researchers #general

Ben Forman <ben.forman@...>


For those interested in Ylakiai/Yelok in Telsai region Kaunas:

A few years ago my grandmother and my uncles visited the village, I have just
got my hands on the video which takes in the village square, the cemetary and
the village hall.

In the village hall the official pulls out a newspaper article which has names
of some of the families of the 300 Jews that lived there up until 1941.
Apparently there were 35 Jewish shops in the village and 7 Lithuanian. I have
grabbed images >from the video of as much of the newspaper article as I can, and
it is mostly legible, although I don't speak or read Lithuanian some of the
names appear to be

Lozarskis, Leibis, Iserkis, Berkis, Garbarism, Arkis, Jouskis, Iaja, Zalmonas,
Sapyram Steptinas, Joselevicius (Joselis), Mikis, Mejerklu, Mendelis ir
Benijosius Dulanai, Motkis, Kacleikis, Kalman, Lozarkats

There is a paragraph accompanying each of the names, and I have salvaged as much
as I can >from the video. The composite image I have created is here, if anyone
can post a translation back to the list that would be great.

When I get the chance I will go through the cemetary video and see what I can
grab >from that.

Hope this is useful to some of you

All best

Ben Forman
Manchester UK

searching: BERNSTEIN/WEINER: Ylakai/Skuodas; CAHN/WOLF: Koeln; FURMAN: Kaluszyn;
GEVER: Daugavpils/Dvinsk, Latvia; SAWADY: Zavadi,Posen; STILLMAN:
Pilica/Czestechowa; Zeyder/Zeidler: Kursan, Lithuania

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