|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|
|Wife||Segal||Ella||In the grocery store||Shkud||63||Alka Hill, 1941|
|Husband||Husband of Ita||Alytus||Alytus|
|Husband||Segal||Yakov||Hostel in the Burial Society||Shkud||70||Shkud, July 1941|
|Wife||Segal/Fridman||Batsheva||Housewife and in the hostel||Shkud||65||Alka Hill|
|Daughter||Segal||Rosa||Yakov||Batsheva||Shkud, Paris||32||Paris, France|
|Husband||Segal||Efraim||Berl||Shkud’s public transportation; the diligence and the only bus||Shkud||55||Shkud, July 1941|
|Widow||Segal||Gita Leah||Housewife||Shkud||65||Alka Hill|
|Son||Segal||Mendl||Gita Leah||Grain merchant||Shkud||38||Shkud, July|
|Son||Segal||Faivl||Gita Leah||Grain merchant||Shkud||36||Shkud|
|Son||Segal||Leizer||Gita Leah||Grain merchant||Shkud||34||Shkud|
|Daughter||Segal||Gita Leah||Mentally retarded||Shkud||42||Alka Hill|
|Daughter||Segal||Gita Leah||Mentally retarded||Shkud||40||Alka Hill|
|Daughter||Segal||Rosa||Gita Leah||Hatmaker||Shkud||32||Alka Hill|
|Daughter||Segal||Henya||Gita Leah||Hatmaker||Shkud||28||Alka Hill|
|Daughter||Segal||Mina||Gita Leah||Shkud||25||Alka Hill|
According to Hana Shaf-Brener, there were six Segal families in Shkud.
1) Moshe Segal, 65, son of Berl, and his wife Ella, 63, worked in a grocery store. Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Tax and Voters lists reports that Moshe Segal, son of Berl, was a dealer in crockery and groceries in 1914. The document “Jews in the Memory of Skuodas People” (see link this page) lists Mausha Segal under “Colonial Trading” (tea, tobacco, cotton, and other “colonial” products) in its business directory (19).
2) Ita (nee) Segal, 30, the daughter of Moshe and Ella, lived with her husband and five-year-old daughter in Alytus.
3) Binyamin Segal, 32, son of Moshe and Ella, lived in Kretinga with his wife. Their children were Bella, 5, and a 3-year-old son. Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Marriages database records the 1938 marriage of Benjamin Segal, born in 1909 to Mausha and Yenta (nee Bloch) of Kretinga, to Beila, daughter of David Khode and Mashe (nee Gan) Rash of Kretinga. [The record is confusing, because two years earlier, Mausha and Yente (nee Bloch) Segal lived in Skuodas when their daughter Pese Beile married Zelik Rits. And are Moshe/Ella and Moshe/Yente the same couple?]
4) Yakov Segal, 70, ran a hostel for the Burial Society. His wife was Batsheva (nee Fridman), 65. Their children were Rosa, 32, who was killed in Paris; Fruma, 30; a merchant son, 28; Avraham, born 1916; and Dora, born 1915.
According to Kehilat Shkud, Yakov Segal was an officer of the Burial Society: “Amongst the treasurers of the Burial Society were Aharon Bloch z”l, Leib Baskind hy”d, Yaakov Segal hy”d, Hersh Reichkind z”l, and Y. Yudelman z”l (27; see also 55). The document “Jews in the Memory of Skuodas People” (see link this page) lists Yankel Segal under “Colonial Trading” (tea, tobacco, cotton, and other “colonial” products) in its business directory; the store was on Ilgoji str. no. 12 (19).
Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Internal Passports database reports that Menuche Gotlib (nee Segal), daughter of Yankel, born in Skuodas in 1913, applied for a passport in 1937. The Lithuania Marriages database records the 1933 marriage of Frume Segal, born in 1910 to Yankel and Sheve (nee Fridman), to Bentsel Fogelman, born in 1899 to Shano Yudel and Ema.
5) Efraim Segal, 55, son of Berl, ran a public transportation business and owned the town’s only bus. He was married to Ida (nee Chazen), 44. Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Tax and Voters lists reports that Ber Segal, son of Leyzer, was a coachman who owned a house in 1904; the Lithuania Deaths database records that Ber Segal, a coachman, died in 1933. Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Marriages database informs us that Ber Segal was married to Khana. One of their daughters, Esther Rokhl, 26, married Hirsh Meyer Fisher in Skuodas in 1923. One of their sons, Mausha, 45, married Yenta Glaz in 1925. The database also records the 1924 marriage of Efraem David Segal, born in 1895 to Ber and Khana. Ephraim married Haye Hazen, born 1897, daughter of Meyer. The marriage took place in Priekule.
Kehilat Shkud provides some details on Ber and Efraim Segal: “Especially important was the stagecoach of Bere Segal (“the Prekulie-Traveller”), which had the concession to transport merchandise to and from the train, and to carry people to the train. After some time, Bere Segal and his son Ephraim Segal replaced their stagecoach with a large bus” (53). “The main connection between the railway station and the shtetl was Dov Segal z”l, known as “Bere der prekuler forer,” and his son Ephraim hy”d, the owners of a stagecoach for conveying passengers to the train and back. At a later stage the stagecoach was also modernized, and substituted for a large bus. The Segal family also had an elegant coach for special purposes and it served only exalted guests, arriving in Shkud from abroad, or put at the disposal of a groom arriving to see his betrothed” (Kehilat Shkud 13-14). “Jews in the Memory of Skuodas People” (see link this page) records that “Passenger transportation from the Skuodas railway station to the town centre (about three kilometers) was the business of Efroim Segal. He had a green stagecoach. This service was usually used by richer residents, mostly Jews, who were going by train to Kretinga, Klaipeda, Liepaja (a town in Latvia, around 70 kilometers from Skuodas), or Riga. Sometime later, Efroim Segal acquired a rival, because another Jew living in the old town, Gilder, also bought a stagecoach. He painted it red. Both had their clients” (10). In his memoir “My Little Town Shkud,” Leon Bernstein also recalls the Segals’ transportation business: [After the town was modernized], “Segal no longer drove his long, old-fashioned wagon to the train station, but brand-new buses.”
6) Gita Leah Segal, 65, a widow, had eight children: Mendel, 38, a grain merchant; Faivl, 36, a grain merchant; Leizer, 34, a grain merchant; two daughters, 42 and 40, who were mentally handicapped; Rosa, 32, a hatmaker; Henya, 28, a hatmaker; and Mina, 25.
Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Tax and Voters Lists database records the Segal family in Shkud from 1846. Jewish Gen’s Yizkor Book Necrology database lists Ephraim Segal, Tasha Segal, Tova Lea Segal, and Yacov Segal.
Some of the younger members of the Segal families belonged to one or more of Shkud’s youth groups:
“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)
“Maccabi”, Shkud: Bottom row (right to left): Tuvia Einbinder, Leib Tzimbelov. Second row: Eliezer Bob, Wolf Bass, Aba Levin, Reuven Gilder, Shlomo Malkin, David Bass, Leib Friedman (now in South Africa), Alexander Pinta (now in Israel). Third row: Chaim Shalom Abramovitsch (now in France), Shlomo London, David Davidov, Yosef Fisher, Leib Elishuv (now in France), Eliezer Baskind (now in South Africa). Fourth row: Yosef Kirzhner, Mendel Segal, Gedaliyahu Einbinder (now in Lithuania), Chaim Natanson (now in Israel), Benjamin Chin (now in South Africa), Benjamin Shtiris, Shmuel Axelrod, Abraham Bunis, Michel Fogelman, Yitzhak Aibel, Pesach Bob (now in South Africa). Fifth row: Leib Shpetz, Abraham Friedman (now in South Africa), Meir Teitz (now in Israel), Israel Tenor, Leib Perlgeber, Shlomo Yudelman (Photot Kehilat Shkud 25)
“Ha’Noar” association in Shkud, 20 Sivan, 5695 (June 21, 1935): Bottom row (right to left): Yitzhak Aibel, Yechezkel Yudelman (now in the USA), Shoshana Yudelman (now in the USA), Benjamin Shtiris, Mira Chatzkel, Sarah Fil (now in the USA), Abraham Yorburski. Second row: Leah Mines, Shlomo London, Chaya Sheindling Mevezis (now in Israel), Mendel Baskind (now in South Africa), Liba Shaf, Shraga Perlgeber (now in Israel), Miriam Savel, Alexander Pinta (now in Israel), Yeshayahu Fogelman. Third row: Liba Tov, Leah Perlgeber, Yehudit EIsen Halpern (now in Israel), Mendel Segal, Roda Chin, Sarah Reif Piotrkowski (now in Israel), Tova Levin, Miriam Katz Gelfand (now in Israel), Liba Horvitz, Pesia Dorfman, Mane Yudelman (now in South Africa). Fourth row: Eliezer Baskind (now in South Africa), Leib Friedman (now in South Africa), Klein (now in France), Feiga Hadasin (now in South Africa), Mina Cohen, Rosa Axelrod, Abraham Tenor (now in South Africa), Temma Meller (now in Canada) (Photo Kehilat Shkud 18)
In an article published in a Lithuanian newspaper describing a ceremony for those murdered in Skuodas in 1941, the author states that “the two Segal sisters [were] killed and buried at Alka Hill” (A. Straksys “No One is Forgotten,” Musu Zodis Nov 17,1966), but unfortunately does not provide the sisters’ first names.
Yad Vashem provides the following information on the Segal families of Shkud:
Beniamin Segall was born in Skud, Lithuania in 1909. He was a weaver and married Bilha nee Rash. Prior to WWII he lived in Skud, Lithuania. Beniamin was murdered in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by his sister-in-law. http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=3573356&language=en [The Page of Testimony indicates that Binyamin Segal was murdered in Dachau camp.]
Shlomit Segall was born to Beniamin and Bilha nee Rash. She was a child. Prior to WWII she lived in Kretinga, Lithuania. Shlomit was murdered in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=8863753&language=en
Jakob Segal was born in Skuodas, Lithuania. He was a merchant and married Batsheva. Prior to WWII he lived in Skuodas, Lithuania. During the war he was in Skuodas, Lithuania. Jakob was murdered in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by his relative. http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=440177&language=en
Bat schewa Segal nee Fridman was born in Skuodas, Lithuania. She was a housewife and married Yaakov. Prior to WWII she lived in Skuodas, Lithuania. During the war she was in Skuodas, Lithuania. Bat schewa was murdered in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony. http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=707754&language=en