Lithuania SIG #Lithuania Lithuanian Jewish Occupations around 1940 #lithuania


ROBERT WEISS
 

The following is the merged dictionary of Jewish occupations in Kelme around
1940. The occupations were found in the telephone directories for Kelme in
1933-1940, and in the Kelme Arrest List >from June 26-28, 1941. Thank you to
all those who helped me with some difficult translations last month. The list
will be verified by a knowledgable source and listed as a searchable database
on the LitvakSIG web page. Please report any corrections or additions to
Robert Weiss at RWeissJGS@....

The convention I used for Lithuanian letters that are not part of the English
alphabet is to indicate the letter with a "tic" (') after the letter if it is
the lithuanian letter.
a'=nasal a
c'=ts sound
e'=either nasal e or narrow e
i'=nasal i
s'=sh sound
u'=either nasal u or long u
z'=zh sound
Be aware that I sorted the list by Lithuanian word in English alphabetic
order, but this will not be the correct order per the Lithuanian alphabet. It
will differ in the placement of accented words and the letter "y" will not be
in its proper place with the "i's".

Occupation in Lithuanian Occupation in English
advokatas = lawyer
akmens, anglis = coal
aktorius = actor
akus'ere = midwife
akusere = midwive
alaus sandelis = beer warehouse
alkoholinas = liquor
alus = beer
amatininkas = artisan
aptrauktibaldus = upholsterer
audejas = weaver
aulininkas = shoemaker (maker of upper leggings for boots)
auto sunkvezimio savininkas = motorized heavy cart (truck) owner
autobusu stotis = bus station
autobusu' = buses (transport)
autobusu' revininkos = bus owner? repair? inspection?
automobiliu stotis = auto service station
baldai = furniture
banko direktorius = bank manager
batas = shoes
batsiuvys = shoemaker
batsiuvys = shoemaker
bedarbe (f) = unemployed
bedarbis (m) = unemployed
bibliotekarka = librarian
buhalteris = bookeeper
d-ras = doctor
dailide = carpenter
dailininkas = artist, painter
daktoras = doctor
dantu' gydytoja/gydytojas = dentist (m/f)
dantu' technikas = dental technician
darbininkas = workman
darbininke = worker (woman)
darbinkas = workman (laborer)
daztojas = on rations
delicatessai = delicatessen stores (only foods/no soap/etc.)
dirbo vies'butyje = hotel worker
dirzas = leathers
dvarininke = landlady
dvas. seminarijas mokinys = theological seminary student
electros monteris/elektromonteris = electrician
elektros stoties savininkas = electric station owner
farmacija = pharmacy
fotografas = photographer
gaisrininke = fireman
gamykla = tannery
garinis-motorinis = steam engines
gausaumas apdaras = clothing stores
gazolinas/benzinas = gasoline
gelez'ies krautuve = ironworks
gelez'ies parduotuve = iron products / hardware
gelez'inkelininkas = railroad worker
graveris = engraver
gydytojas = doctor (female)
gyvuliu pirklys = cattle trader
higieniskas = hygieneist
javu ir miltu prekyba = grain and meal dealer
javu pirklys = grain trader
jrudas = grains
kailiadirbys = furrier
kalkes = lime
kalkiu prekyba = limestone merchant
kalvis = blacksmith
kaminkre'tys = chimney sweep
kanal/dirb. darbininke = labor negotiator
kapejas = bakers
kapykla = bakery (general/bread/buns/bagels/challah)
karstas = coffins
kavine = cafes
keleivinis vagonas = coachman
keltininkas = ferryman
kepejas/kepeja = baker (m/f)
kepure = caps
kepurninkas = cap maker
kepykla = bakery
kinoteatras = cinemas
kirpejas = barber/hairdresser
knygris'ykla = bindery
knygris'ys = book-binder
knygynas = bookshop, library
kolonialiu prekiu parduotuve = imported goods shop
kolonialiu prekiu prekyba = imported goods dealer
kooperatanis = cooperatives
krakmolo dirbtuve' = starch factory
krore'jas = loader, longshoreman
laikrodininkas = watchmaker
laiku siuveja = express seamstress
laiskanesys = postman
lentpju've' = saw-mill
limonade f-kelie savininkas = lemonade plant owner
malku sand = manager/sandal factory
malu'nas = mill
malu'nininkas = miller
malu'no ir lentpju'ves savininkas = mill and saw-mill owner
malu'no savininkas = mill owner
manufakturos parduotuve = textile store
matininkas = land surveyor
me'sininkas = butcher
med. gydytojas/gydytoja = medical doctor (m/f)
miskas = wood
mokinys/mokine' = student, pupil
mokytojas = teacher
muile' dirbtuve's = soap factory
naftos pad. pardave'jas = oil products salesman
namu' s'eimininke' = home owner
nerimtai dirbti = potter
notaras = notaries
nuplyses = rags
odes dirbtuve' savininkas = leather goods shop proprietor
odininkas = tanner
odinis = leather
odu dirbtuve' = hide workshop (tannery)
odu dirbtuve'/manufakturos krautuve = leather
workshop/tannery/factory
odu pirklys = hide/skin trader
pardave'jas/pardave'ja = salesman/saleswoman
parduotuve' = shop/store
pienininkas = dairyman
pieno pardave'jas/pardave'ja = dairy salesman/saleswoman
pieno productu pirklys = dairy products trader
pirklys = trader, dealer
policininkas = policeman
poliroutoja = polisher (furniture factory)
politasgydytojas Prof = professor/political science
prekybininkas = tradesman
privat advokatas = private lawyer
rabinas = rabbi
raitininkas = rider, horseman
ras'tininke = clerk
remontininkas = repairman
restoranas = restaurant
restorano savininkas = restaurant owner
s'eiminis/s'eimynis'kas = domestic
s'oferis = chauffer, driver
sacharina dirbtuve' = saccharine factory
saltkalvis = locksmiths
sandelis = store, shop
sargas = watchman (security guard)
savininkas = proprietor, owner
scheftenmacher = draftsman
sekla/grudas = seeds
Shell atstovas = Shell (petroleum) representative
siuvejas/siuveja = tailor/seamstress
skalbe'ja = laundress
skalbykla = laundry
skalbytoja = laundress
skardininkas = tinsmith
skerdikas = butcher
skuduru' supirke'jas = rag buyer
smukle' = inn/tavern
smuklininkas = innkeeper
smulkaus kredito draugija = savings association (credit union)
smulkus = peddler (?)
sodininkas = gardener
stalininkas = butler
stalius = joiner (carpenter or furniture factory employee)
stambus pirklys = merchant (wholesale)
stiklius = glazier
stogdengys = roofer
struktura = fabrics
studente' = student
taksi = taxis
tapytojas = painter
tarnaite = maid
tarnautojas = office worker, employee
taupomoji kasa = savings & loans banks
ukininkas = farmer
urmo parduotuve = goods shop
urmo prekiu parduotuve = warehouse store
vaisiai = fruits
vaistine = drugstore
vaistu sandelis = pharmacy owner
valstietis = farmer
valymas = cleaners
vez'ejas = coachman/driver
vez'ikas = cabman/cartman/dreyman
Viduriniosios mokyklos direktoriaus = teacher (secondary school)
vies'buc'io savininkas = hotel proprietor
vies'buc'io/vies'butyje = hotel
vilnu' karsyklos savininkas = wool-cleaning and yarn-making store owner
virviu dirbtuve' = rope workshop
virviu pyne'jas = rope braider
z'eme's savininkas = farm owner
zydu Tar. Pirmin = shipping clerk? freight forwarder?

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