|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||Gilder||Hirsh||Motl Mordechai||Shoe factory and store||Shkud||51||Shkud beg. July, 1941|
|Wife||Gilder/Reif||Eta||Shoe store and housewife||Shkud||45||Dimitravas, Alka Hill|
|Daughter||Gilder||Chaya||Hirsh||Eta||Studied a profession||Shkud||20||Alka Hill|
|Daughter||Gilder/her husband||Slava||Motl||Married||Housewife||Shkud||30||Alka Hill|
|Wife||Gilder/Fridman||Rada||Yosef||There were children||Housewife||Shkud||45||Alka Hill|
|Husband||Gilder||Ruven||Motl||Partner in a shoe factory with Hirsh Gilder||Shkud||35||Shkud, mid-July, 1941|
|Wife||Gilder/Dorfman||Berta||There were children||Housewife and grocery store||Shkud||30||Shkud|
According to Hana Shaf-Brener, there were six Gilder families in Shkud:
1) Hirsh Gilder, 51, son of Motl Mordechai, operated a shoe factory. He was married to Eta (nee Reif), 45, who worked in a shoe store. The couple’s children were Chaya, 20, who was studying for a profession; Baruch, 17; and Feige, born in 1924.
2) The father of Hirsh, Motl Mordechai Gilder, 75, was married; his wife was 71. There was also a married daughter, Slava.
3) Sholem Gilder, 48, son of Motl Mordechai, worked in a shoe factory (presumably the family business). He was married to Rada (nee Fridman). The couple had childen.
4) Sheva Gilder, 28, the daughter of Sholem and Rada, was unmarried.
5) Ruven Gilder, 35, son of Motl Mordechai, was his brother Hirsh’s partner in the shoe factory. Ruven was married to Chaya (nee Blecher), 32, the daughter of Alter and Sarah Leah. Ruven and Chaya’s children were Guta, 8; and Yitzak, 5.
6) Yeshayahu Gilder, 35, the son of Chaim, worked in a grocery store. He was married to Berta (nee Dorfman), 30, who also worked in the store. The couple’s children were Yakov, 13; and Sheyna, 11. Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Marriages database records the 1925 marriage of Chaim Ovsey Gilder, born in 1896 to Markus and Rode, to Berta Dorfman, born about 1902 to Abram and Chaja Ete of Skuodas.
JewishGen’s Yizkor Book Necrology Database records Chaim Yehoshua Gilder, Mordechai Gilder, Reuven Gilder, Shalom Gilder, Sheva Lea Gilder, and Tsvi Gilder.
The Gilders seem to have arrived in Shkud not long before the war; as of May 2014, Jewish Gen has only the two records mentioned above.
Kehilat Shkud mentions the shoe factory of Hirsh Gilder: “Shoe producers were Yitzhak Cohen, Michael Mines, Hirsch Gilder, Shlomo Peres, Yehuda Berman and Bernstein – in the New Town. All together, the factories and craftsmen in the trade produced around 400 pairs of shoes a day” (13; see also 52). “Jews in the Memory of Skuodas People” (see link on this page) records that Hirsh Gilder’s shop was in Gediminas Square (1). One of the Gilders, who lived in the Old Town, also owned a stagecoach: “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” (“Jews in the Memory” 10).
Ruven Gilder was a football player:
“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 (Photo Kehilat Shkud 25)
Kehilat Shkud describes the fate of Ruven Gilder immediately after the Nazi occupation of Shkud: On the night of June 29, following a day of violence and murders, “the Germans set aside four Jews, who were forced to clean the Jewish houses in the old town and prepare them as dwellings for the German soldiers, as the houses of the old town were not damaged by the fighting. The four Jews ordered to do the work [were] Reuven Gilder, Moshe Leib Grinblat, Netanel Turek and Josef beRabi Yehuda Levin.” They were later shot (47).
Yad Vashem provides the following information about the Gilder family of Shkud:
Ruwen Gilder was born in Skuodas, Lithuania in 1906 to Mordekhai. He was a tailor and married Khaia nee Blekher. Prior to WWII he lived in Skuodas, Lithuania. During the war he was in Skuodas, Lithuania. Ruwen was murdered in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by his brother-in-law. http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=490899&language=en
Chayah Gilder nee Gilder was born in Skuodas, Lithuania in 1906 to Yosef and Lea. She was married Reuven. Prior to WWII she lived in Skuodas, Lithuania. During the war she was in Skuodas, Lithuania. Chayah was murdered in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by her brother. [Eliezer Blecher] http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=361179&language=en
Gita Gilder was born to Ruwen and Khaia nee Blekher. She was a child. Prior to WWII she lived in Skuodas, Lithuania. During the war she was in Skuodas, Lithuania. Gita was murdered in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony. http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=8770786&language=en
Yitzkhak Gilder was born to Ruwen and Khaia nee Blekher. He was a child. Prior to WWII he lived in Skuodas, Lithuania. During the war he was in Skuodas, Lithuania. Yitzkhak was murdered in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony. http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=8770785&language=en