The Jewish Cemetery

The Jewish Cemetery

In the late 1990s, a family friend travelled to Lithuania to visit his nephew who was working with the Peace Corps near Kaunas and made a point of going to Kapciamiestis so that he could describe the town to my father, whose parents had been born there, and send him photographs. The photographs we received included several of the Jewish cemetery and a note saying "The cemetery site is very tranquil, facing a lovely body of water.”

Until we received these photographs, I hadn’t considered the possibility that our ancestors’ burial site might have survived the destruction of the Holocaust. I became somewhat obsessed with the idea that I needed to take responsibility for preserving this cemetery. I’d very recently begun to do genealogical research and knew nothing about how to get started with such a project. I consulted Joyce Field of JewishGen who referred me to Regina Kopilevich, a young woman experienced at documenting Jewish cemeteries in Lithuania. The chart that follows is the result of Regina’s work and represents the first step toward preserving the cemetery.


Connie Buchanan

Comments/Notes Father Age Date(Heb) Date GivenName(s) Surname

Maiden

Betzalel

 

 

 

Haya Devora

MICHALISHOK

A01

 

Benyamin

50

11-Adar-5632

20-Feb-1872

Rivka

 

A02

Father

Benyamin

 

23-Tishri-5616

5-Oct-1855

Shmuel

 

A03

 

Eliezer

 

3-Tevet-1853

 

Sheina

 

A04

Hacohen

 

 

12-Nisan-5613

20-Apr-1853

 

 

A04

First Shabbot Adar 1851

Shraga

 

5611

01- Feb-1851

Elka

 

A05

Man

Nisan

 

3-Elul-5613

6 -Sep-1853

Shraga

 

A05

Woman, Nisan-1849

Yaakov

 

5609

1849

Leah

 

A06

Broken

Mordechai

 

10-Kislev-5604

3-Dec1843

 

 

A07

Broken

 

5606

1846

 

 

A08

Man

Meir

 

1-Tevet-5605

11-Dec-1844

Hillel Nisan

 

A09

Father
4-Sukkot-1940

Moshe

 

5700

1940

Haim Yitzhok

LANTZMAN

B01

Woman

Tanhum

 

6-Tevet-1894

 

FrumaGitel

 

B12

Father

Yaakov

 

18 Kislev 5650

11 Dec 1889

Arieh

 

C11

Girl

Haim

 

1-Tammuz-5645

14 Jun1885

Haya Sheina

[VODNITSKY]

C14

 

Duber (Dov-Ber)

 

18-Adar-5634

07-Mar-1874

Arieh Leib

 

C15

Man

Reuven

6-Tevet-5631

30-Dec-1870

Aharon

 

C16

Man

Osher

 

23-Tishri-5614

25-Oct-1853

Zev

 

C17

Father

Moshe Aharon

 

13-Adar-5690

13-Mar-30

Shlomo Zalman

GARBARSKY

C18

Father

Yitzhak Isaac

 

27-Tammuz ?

 

Moshe

BONOWITZ

C19

Mother, Halevy

David

 

4-Elul-5650

20-Aug-1890

Nehama

 

D09

Woman

Arieh Leib

 

15-Tevet-5615

05-Jan-1855

Henka

 

D15

Woman - Stonelying down

Yosef

 

5-Tevet-5613

16-Dec-1862

Devora

 

D16

Woman

Mordechai

 

21-Elul-5612

05-Sep-1852

Pesha

 

D17

Wife

Yaacov

 

5-Tishri-5612

01-Oct-1851

Rahel

 

D18

Stone Broken-Woman

 

 

 

 

 

 

D19

Father;century portion (18) of date; spouse,Rochla

Nison

48

 

after 1893

Meir Dov

VODNITZKY

D20

Mother ; spouse-Schlomo

Abraham Auzer[MILLER]

 

11-Tevet-1921

 

Liba Feiga

RABINOVITZ

D21

Woman

Yehezkiel

 

5-Tevet-5633

4-Jan-1873

Esther

 

E08

Young Son

Arieh

 

16-Tevet-5641

18-Dec-1880

Tzvi Hirsh

 

E09

Mother - had two daughters

 

 

1-Kislev-5633

01-Dec-1872

Rahel

 

E10

Father

Shlomo

 

5633

1872

Shahna Faivish

 

E11

Mother

Aharon

 

7-Shvat-5646

13-Jan-1886

Toiba

 

E12

 

Mordechai

 

26-Kislev- 5629

10-Dec-1868

Esther

 

E13

Old Woman

Pinhas

 

14-Cheshvan-5643

27-Oct-1882

Haya

 

E14

Woman

Dov

 

22-Adar-5609

16-Mar-1849

Perl

 

E15

Maiden

Yehezkiel

 

9-Nisan-5608

12-Apr-1848

Rahel

 

E16

2 (month missing) 1848

Hanoch

 

5608

1848

Esther Feiga

 

E17

Man

Arieh Leib

 

 

 

Tzvi

 

E18

Died Adar 1847

Rueven

 

5607

1847

Yaacov

 

E19

 

Shmuel

90

5-Elul-5674

27-Aug-14

Nehama

STOLOVSKY

E26

Woman broken stone. Spouse:
Meir Dov

Arieh

 

22-Tammuz-5694

05-Jul-34

Rahel

VODNITZKY

E27

Mother

Yosef

 

12-Tishri-5675

02-Oct-14

Yenta

 

E28

Father

Yedidya

 

28-Nisan-5675

12-Apr-15

Abraham

FLEISHER

E29

 

Reuven

 

20-Tishri-5638

27-Sep-1877

Sarah Yoheved

 

F05

Mother, spouse
Arye Leyb

Yosef

 

4-Adar-5640

16-Feb-1880

Liba

SMOLINSKY

F15

Old Woman

Arieh Leib

 

14-Shvat-5680

03-Feb-20

Sheina

 

F16

Mother

Moshe

 

23-Cheshvan-5672

14-Nov-11

Elka

[OFCHINSKY]

F21

 

Eliezer

 

19-Tishri-5664

10-Oct-03

David

[OFCHINSKY]

F21

Maiden

Yehezkiel

 

6-Tammuz-5679

04-Jul-19

Gela

OFCHINSKY

F22

Maiden

David

 

13-Av-5684

13-Aug-24

Devora Rivka

OFCHINSKY

F23

 

Shabtai

 

12-Adar-5644

09-Mar-1884

Eidla

 

G01

Woman - Broken tombstone

Arieh

 

13-Cheshvan-5643

26-Oct-1882

 

KATZ

G02

Mother, Hacohen

Yehezkiel

 

19-Nisan-5637

02-Apr-1877

Rahel

 

G08

 

Reuven

 

12-Tevet-5629

26-Dec-1868

Zev

 

G09

Father - 6 Sons - Death

Peretz

 

Cheshvan 5631

Cheshvan 1870

Zev

[SOLNICKY]

G10

7 Sons and 1 Daughter

David

 

16-Adar-5622

16-Feb-1862

Hana

 

G11

Mother, Hacohen

Tzvi

 

12-Lyyar-5615

30-Apr-1855

Sheina

 

G12

Spouse Liba

Faivel

 

6-Lyyar-5634

23-Apr-1874

Arieh Leib

SMOLINSKY

G13

Spouse: Yitzhak

Yosef (RADYN)

 

5-Iyyar-5673

13-May-13

Beila Haya

KOPCIOWSKI

G14

Father

Moshe

 

22-Sivan-5640

01-Jun-1880

Itzhak

 

H09

born Slonim; spouse: Yaakov

Osher Anshel

 

26-Shvat-5644

22-Feb-1884

Hana Toyba

SHUB

H10

Maiden

Yitzhak

 

 

 

Hasha Rivka

KATZ

H11

Hacohen

Yehezkiel

 

1-Av-5642

17-Jul-1882

Reuven

 

H15

Father

Dov

 

3-Cheshvan-5689

17-Oct-28

Mordechai

PIK

J02

Broken tombstone

Arieh

 

3-Tishri-5687

11-Sep-26

 

STOLOVSKY

J03

Rabbi

David

 

20-Sivan-5653

04-Jun-1893

Yitzhak

KWIAT

J07

Woman

Shimon[KRISKSYTKANSKY]

 

2-Shvat-5691

20-Jan-31

Kuna

OFCHINSKI

K01

Mother; spouse-Shmuel

Yacob Benyamin[STOLOVSKY]

 

6-Av-5695

05-Aug-35

Hasha Liba

GRASHEVSKY

K04

Father; spouse: Liba Leah Kopciowski

Shlomo Yedidya   25-Iyyar-5691 12-May-31 Nehemia KRINSKY Z01

YAD VASHEM

The names submitted by relatives and friends of those murdered during the Holocaust are now available online on The Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names. Below is a list of names we know to be included. 

 

                                                     

NAME GIVEN NAME
ABRAMSKI Yehuda
BEREL Jta
BLIUMENTHAL Bluma
BLIUMENTHAL Yitzhak
CHAZANOVSKY Dov
CHAZANOVSKAITE Fruma
CHAZANOVSKI ne Markus Golda Rivka
FAJNSHTEIN Bluma
FRANK Mirra
FRIDKOVSKI Leib
GOURITZKI Leib
GRASZAVSKI  
JEZIERSKI Chaia
KAUFMAN Chana
KAVALSKI Salman Eliezer
KONIER Abraham
KOPCIOWSKI Berta
KOPCIOWSKI Arie
KOPCIOWSKI Gitl
KOPTSHOWSKI Nadia
KOPTSHOWSKI Sara
KOPTSHOWSKI Yeheskel
KRINSKI Pesa
KRINSKI Rachel
LANZMAN Rachel
LANZMAN Tzvi
LUTWAK Abraham
OFCHINSKAS Abraham
OFCHINSKAS Dora
OFCHINSKAS Hirshl
OFCHINSKAS Berl
OFCHINSKAS Falk
OFCHINSKAS Eliezer Dov
OFCHINSKAS Josef
OFCHINSKAS Leib
OFCHINSKAS Nahum
OFCHINSKAS-GRODZIN Reizl
OFCHINSKAS Tamara
OFCHINSKAS Tauba
OFCHINSKAS Yente
OFCHINSKAS Yosef
OGUZ Gita
OTREMBSKY Bluma
OTREMBSKY David
OTREMBSKY Hirsh
PEIK Myshel
PIK Etl
PIK Rachel
POSZTYWY Shia
POSZTYWY Gershon
RABINOWICZ Mowsza
ROSENSTADT Henia
ROSENSTADT Liba
ROSENSTADT Yudel
SAPIRO Genia
SHER Mendel
SHERESHEWSKI Ester
SHIMSHILEVICH Khatzel
SMOLSKI Cypora
SMOLSKI Chaja
SMOLSKI Mojse

Additional photo frm Yizkor at Katkishes with names



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