Berl Plager with his wife Beile Plager and their friend

Berl Plager with his wife Beile Plager and their friend
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  • Photo taken in:
    Marijampole
    Country name at time of photo:
    Lithuania
    Country name today:
    Lithuania
This is my uncle Berl Plager, my mother's brother, with his wife Beile Plager standing to the right. To the left is a lady whom I don?t know. The picture was taken in the 1930s in Marijampole. Grandmother gave birth to three children. The eldest was Mother's brother Berl, born in 1893. He lived in Sakiai with his wife Beile and their children. There were four of them. I remember the boys, Shanke and Orke, and one of the girls, who was two to three years younger than me. Berl had his own kosher store. There was a wooden house nearby. When the war broke out, Berl left with his family. Someone said that he was seen in Kaunas, from where he came back to Sakiai. Lithuanian neighbors said that Berl and his family came back to his house several weeks after the beginning of the occupation, hoping that that they would be safe at home. If they had stayed in Kaunas, they might have survived, as some prisoners of Kaunas ghetto did survive. There was no chance to survive in Sakiai. It was a small town and there were about three thousand Jews. All of them were shot during the first days of occupation. Berl, Beile and my cousins died. More than 60 years have passed, but I remember them as if they were alive.

Interview details

Interviewee: Sara Ushpitsene
Interviewer:
Zhanna Litinskaya
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2005
Sakiai, Lithuania

KEY PERSON

Berl Plager
Jewish name:
Beile
Year of birth:
1893
City of birth:
Plegai
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1941
City of death:
Sakiai
Country of death:
Russia
Died where:
Sakiai
Occupation
before WW II:
Owner of a store

Other Person

Beile Plager
Jewish name:
Berl
Decade of birth:
1900
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1941
City of death:
Sakiai
Country of death:
Russia
Died where:
Sakiai
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife

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