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Arkady Shulman
ONLY MEMORY IS LEFT

M. Ryvkin, A. Shulman
ALL LEVELS OF HELL

K. Karpekin.
YANOVICHI JEWS

Arkady Shulman
SIXTY EIGHT YEARS LATER

Arkady Shulman
VERA KLUCHNIKOVA’S STORY

Raisa Kastelianskaya
MY RELATIVES FROM YANOVICHI

Zoya Lomonosenik’s memories

Galina Zundelevich’s memories

Raisa KASTELIANSKAYA

MY RELATIVES FROM YANOVICHI

Leiba Shulman.
Leiba Shulman. Photo taken in 1914.
Savely Shulman’s family.
Savely Shulman’s family. Photo taken in 1935.

My grandfather Morduh Shulman was born in the second half of the 19th century. He had three brothers: Ora, Leib and Savely. Later they moved to the place called Yanovichi in Vitebsk region,

Morduh and his wife Leya had seven children (six sons and a daughter). The family was very poor.

Everything changed when their son Leib married Luba Pronova. Her family was rather well off. Luba was very good at sewing. So she spent her days sewing clothes for the whole family.

Luba and Leib had two daughters: Rosa and Esfir. In 1925 the family moved to Vitebsk.

By that time Morduh had become widowed. His sons Ruvim and Isor remained in Yanovichi with him.

When Germans were approaching Vitebsk in 1941, brothers Ruvim and Isor decided to flee. Isor’s horse was too weak, so he had to come back home. He said: “The Germans are a cultured nation and they will not do us any harm”.

Fascists murdered all the Jews in Yanovichi. Isor was killed together with his wife and their two children.

Ruvim and his family evacuated themselves and lived in Vitebsk after the war.

Peisah Shulman (Morduh’s son) left for Moscow in 1926. He volunteered to join the Army during the war and participated in the liberation of Smolensk, Belarus and Lithuania.

Savely Shulman (Morduh’s brother) also lived in Yanovichi. He married Bella, a Jewish woman from Poland. They had six sons and two daughters. Their descendants are now living in Israel.

Savely Shulman’s sons. Photo taken in 1925.
Savely Shulman’s sons. Photo taken in 1925.
Isaak Shulman.
Isaak Shulman.
Sitting: Peisah Shulman with wife Fruma, Ruvim Shulman. Standing: Peisah's son Mikhail with wife.
Sitting: Peisah Shulman
with wife Fruma, Ruvim Shulman.
Standing: Peisah's son Mikhail with wife.
Photo taken in 1953.
Ruvim’s daughters – Lisa and Raya.
Ruvim’s daughters – Lisa and Raya. Photo taken in 1953.
Еврейское местечко под Минском


Jewish settlements in Vitebsk region

Vitebsk Albrehtovo Babinovichi Baran Bayevo Begoml Beshenkovichi Bocheikovo Bogushevsk Borkovichi Braslav Bychiha Chashniki Disna Dobromysli Dokshitsy Druya Dubrovno Glubokoye Gorodok Kamen Kohanovo Kolyshki Kopys Krasnopolie Kublichi Lepel Liady Liozno Lukoml Luzhki Lyntupy Miory Obol Oboltsy Orsha Osintorf Ostrovno Parafianovo Plissa Polotsk Prozorki Senno Sharkovshina Shumilino Sirotino Slaveni Smolyany Surazh Tolochin Ulla Verhnedvinsk Vidzy Volyntsy Yanovichi Yezerishe Zhary Ziabki

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