|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||Levitan||Eliezer||Grocery store and tavern||Shkud||35||Shkud, July 1941|
|Wife||Levitan||Leah||Grocery store||Shkud||30||Alka Hill|
According to Hana Shaf-Brener, Eliezer Levitan was married to Leah. The couple ran a grocery store and tavern. They had a young daughter, Bluma.
According to Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Tax and Voters List database, Sholom and Rocha (nee Abramovitch) Levitan, from Mosedis, were living in Shkud in 1912. Sholom was a rabbi. Jewish Gen’s All Lithuania Revision List Database 3 records a Zhundel and Sora Leibdon living in Skuodas in 1816, but it’s unclear if this is the same family. The Lithuania Marriages database records that Meri Fogelman, of Skuodas, married Leizer Levitan of Siluva in 1927, both age 30. S. Abromovich was one of the witnesses. Could Leizer and Meri be “our” Levitans above?
Yad Vashem has this to say about the Levitan family of Shkud:
Rabbi Elezer Levitan was born in Kretinga [the card itself reads “or Sieluva”], Lithuania to Ben Zion and Shayneh nee Shapiro. He was married. Prior to WWII he lived in Skuodas, Lithuania. During the war he was in Skuodas, Lithuania. Rabbi Levitan was murdered/perished in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (PDF) submitted by his nephew (http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=5588586&language=en).
Leizer Levitan was born in 1900 to Benzion and Sheine. He was married to Malka. Prior to WWII he lived in Shkod, Lithuania. Leizer was murdered/perished in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by his niece (http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=903931&language=en).
Frida Levitan nee Shefkind was born in Skuodas, Lithuania in 1884 to Rakhel. She was married to Nakhman. Prior to WWII she lived in Liepaja, Latvia. During the war she was in Liepaja, Latvia. Frida was murdered/perished in 1941 in Liepaja, Latvia at the age of 57. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by her daughter (http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=1665420&language=en)
Skuodas, 1920s-30s: A view of the cobblestone street where the synagogue was located. (Left) boys pose outside M. Levitan’s grocery store. (Left, Lithuanian sign advertising L. Levitan’s tea shop which sold ‘kvas’ and lemonade.) Source: http://www.eilatgordinlevitan.com/kurenets/k_pages/levitan.html