|Relationship||Family/ Pre-Marriage Name||First Name||Father’s Name||Mother’s Name||Occupation or Nickname||Place of birth/ Residence||Age or birth date||Place and date of death|
|Husband||Choicher||Mordechai||Without children||Weaving factory, processing wool, dyeing||Shkud||55||Shkud|
|Wife||Choicher||Chaya||Without children||Housewife||Shkud||50||Alka Hill|
According to Shaf-Brener, Mordechai Choicher, a weaver, was married to Chaya. They had no children.
According to Kehilat Shkud, “There was a large weaving factory and a cloth dyeing factory in the Old Town owned by Mordechai Khoiker, which operated in two shifts and employed around 60 or 70 people. Large numbers of Lithuanian clients from the vicinity made their way to this factory in order to dye their home-made handicrafts” (Kehilat Shkud 13). Also, “Mordechai Choicher had a tannery and weaving factory in the Old Town” (52).
More detailed information is given in the Skuodas Museum Archive document, “Jews in the Memory of Skuodas People”: “Around 1939, in the old town, on Laisves Street no. 8, Markus Khoikher opened a wool cardery and spinnery. Equipment for this factory was imported from Sweden. The owner’s family lived on the first floor of the same building. In the spring of 1941, the equipment was taken to Kaunas, where it was used in a similar type of factory.” (9) “My brother Edvardas studied in the same class with the Khoikers’ son, whose name was Boria.” (25) “The family of the aforementioned Khoikher, the owner of the wool cardery and spinnery, was deported to Siberia with the first deportations on the 14th of June, 1941; Khoikher died there” (27).
The JewishGen Lithuania database cites an internal passport for Mark Leiba Choicher, industrialist, son of Vulf. It is possible that Mark and Mordechai are the same person – they seem to be about the same age.