Chaim Ragozhik’s credit book

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  • Photo taken in:
    Kaunas
    Country name at time of photo:
    Lithuania
    Country name today:
    Lithuania

This is a credit book of my brother Chaim Ragozhik, a student of the pharmaceutical department of Kaunas University, 1930s, Kaunas.

 

My brothers went to the Jewish elementary school. The elder one, Chaim, finished a Lithuanian lyceum – the Jewish one wasn’t free, but the Lithuanian one was free of charge. Besides, my brother dreamt of becoming a pharmacist, and he had to have good Lithuanian for that. Upon graduation Chaim entered Kaunas University, the Pharmaceutical Department and moved to Kaunas. Having graduated from it in 1938 he went to Birzhai and was employed as a pharmacist at a private pharmacy. 

 

In 1941 Chaim, my favorite brother, turned out to be in Kaunas ghetto. The action in the first days was aimed at killing the intelligentsia. Hitler taught that a nation couldn’t exist without intelligentsia, so its representatives were murdered in the first place. 600 males were killed in the first action. My brother was among them. It happened in the forest, not far from Kaunas. 

Interview details

Interviewee: Raya Teytelbaumene
, Lithuania

KEY PERSON

Chaim Ragozhik
Jewish name:
Chaim
Year of birth:
1912
City of birth:
Vilkaviskis
Country name at time of birth:
Russia pre 1917
Year of death:
1941
City of death:
Kaunas
Country of death:
USSR
Occupation
before WW II:
Pharmacist

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