|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|
|Widow||Elkind||Elka||Sews underwear||Shkud||55||Alka Hill|
|Son||Elkind||Chaim||Chaim||Elka||Shoemaker – uppers||Shkud||20||Fell at the front with the Soviet Army 1943|
According to Shaf-Brener, Elka Elkind, a seamstress, was a widow. Her son, Chaim, was a shoemaker. Chaim joined the Soviet Army and was killed in battle in 1943.
“Ha’Shomer Ha’Tzair”, the Shkud troop, 1930
Bottom row (right to left): Moshe Kangisser (now in South Africa), Jacob Kravitz, Meir Sheindling, Hirt Tov (now in Rhodesia), David Gruppel (now in Israel), Yosef Taitz, Moshe Falk, Chaim Elkin. Second row: Yosef Peltz (now in Israel), Tzipa Sher, Perlgeber, Meir Hovsha, Daniel Prochovnik Pirchiyahu (now in Israel), Alexander Pinta (now in Israel), Gitta Taitz, Zalman Gruppel (now in Israel), Miriam Tov, Eliyahu Fogelman (now in the USSR), David Peltz, Chaim Urdang, Eliezer Bob. Third row: Sarah Belkind (now in Lithuania), Gelle Perlgeber, Shalom Binder, Feige Perlgeber, Shlomo Yankelovitz, Meir Taitz, Chaya Peltz Yaakobi (now in Israel), Tzipora Taitz Freilichman (now in Israel), Tzipa Singer. Fourth row: Eliyahu Reif (now in Israel), Leib Yitzhak Mines, Dvora Segal, Feiga Fogelman, Hinda Segal (now in Lithuania), Rachel Bob, Etta Shlez (now in Australia), Mina Baskind, Ester Sheindling, Hinda Savel Rathoiz (now in Israel), Sheina Baskind. Fifth row: Aba Bloch, Tova Mines, Israel Tenor, Shlomo Yitzhak Fogelman, Shlomo Taitz (now in Israel), Temma Taitz (now in the USA), Daniel Abramovic (now in the USA) (Photo Kehilat Shkud 20)
According to Shaf-Brener, Chaim Elkin fell at the front, in a unit of the Soviet Army, in 1943 (18). According to an article published in Musu Zodis, 1966, “the family and relatives of M. Elkindas were shot at Alka Hill” (A. Straksys “No One is Forgotten,” Musu Zodis Nov 17,1966). http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/Skuodas1/sku106.html – Page108
As of 2013, Jewish Gen does not list any Elkinds in Skuodas, though there were Elkinds in other Lithuanian towns and cities, including Kaunas and Vilnius. Perhaps the family had moved to Skuodas not long before the Holocaust.
Yad Vashem (as of 2013) does not provide any information on Elkinds from Skuodas.