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 Doberman Moshe Volf Shkud Shkud
Wife Doberman/Chatskelson Ita Housewife Shkud Alka Hill
Son Doberman Nachum Iser Moshe Volf Ita Student Shkud 1930 Alka Hill
Son Doberman Mayer Moshe Volf Ita Student Shkud 1932 Alka Hill
Son Doberman Eli Meylech Moshe Volf Ita Student Shkud 1934 Alka Hill
Daughter Doberman Freida Mina Moshe volf Ita Shkud 1935 Alka Hill

According to Shaf-Brener, Moshe Volf Doberman was married to Ita, nee Chatskelson. They had four children: Nachum Iser, born 1930; Mayer, born 1932; Eli Meylech, born 1934; and Frieda Mina, born 1935.

The Dobermans are not mentioned in Kehilat Shkud.

The Dobermans appear to have been a well-established family in Skuodas. Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Tax and Voters Lists database  records the Doberman family in Skuodas as far back as 1877.

According to Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Marriages database, Moishas Doberman, son of Eliyas and Khaya (nee Stires), married Yette Khatchkel in Skuodas in 1922. Moisha’s occupation is given as “worker”; Yette was a dressmaker.

A descendant of the Shkud Doberman family has sent me the photo below, taken in Shkud around 1905, shortly before her grandfather, Jacob Doberman, and some other family members emigrated to the US and South Africa:

dobermanfamilyBack row (standing l to r) : Jacob,  Max (Jacob’s older brother), a brother-in-law (?), a sister. Front row (seated): Morris (Jacob’s youngest brother), a nephew (?), Eli (Jacob’s father, a fishmonger), Eli’s wife holding a grandchild, another sister. (Photo courtesy Dobell family)

According to the descendant who contributed the above photo, “Perhaps the Dobermans listed on [Shtetl Shkud] as having died in Skuodas did not in fact die, but emigrated to the US in 1939. I believe the marriage of Moishas Doberman to Yette Khatckel (in JewishGen’s Lithuania Marriages and Divorces database) refers to the uncle my father knew as Morris and his wife Yetta. My dad remembers meeting them at the dock in Manhattan. What I found in the US 1940 census bears this out – though the parents and children have slightly different names in the US, the birth years match and the birthplace for parents and children is listed as Skud.”

Yad Vashem does not list any Dobermans from Skuodas.