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
Garber Yakov And family Tanner Shkud Shkud

According to Shaf-Brener, Yakov Garber, a tanner, lived in Skuodas with his family.

According to JewishGen’s Lithuania database, there were Garbers in Skuodas from the 1840s.  According to the Marriages database, Yankel Garber, a worker, son of Feivel and Cesne (nee Rubin), born in 1890, married Feiga Sher in Skuodas in 1939. The Lithuania Deaths database indicates that Feivel Gerber, son of Motel and Malka, a glassmaker, died age 80 in 1933.

Yad Vashem has this to say about the Garber family of Shkud:

Jakob Garbar was born in Skud, Lithuania in 1892 to Sraga and Tzesna. He was a tinsmith. Prior to WWII he lived in Skud, Lithuania. During the war he was in Skud, Lithuania. Jakob was murdered in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by his brother.

Bluma Gerber was born in 1890 to Shraga and Tzesia. Prior to WWII she lived in Shkod, Lithuania. During the war she was in Shkod, Lithuania. Bluma was murdered/perished in Shkod, Lithuania. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by her brother.

A comment in a collection of memoirs by present-day Skuodas inhabitants reads, “Judelman had a small leather factory on Basanaviciaus Street. … In the courtyard of this factory there was a leather tannery with a terrible smell. Lithuanians called Judelman “garborius,” that is, currier” (“Jews in the Memory of Skuodas People” 9; see link to right). Could this be a reference to Yakov Garber, who was a tanner?