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
Single Helman[1] Hinda Moshe Teacher Shkud 40 Alka Hill

According to Hana Shaf-Brener, Hinda Helman, the unmarried daughter of Moshe Helman, lived in Shkud. She was a teacher.

According to Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Internal Passports database, Hinde Helen Klechk (nee Helman) was born in Skuodas in 1898. Her father is given as Haim Ovsey (a variant of Yeshua or Yehoshua). Her husband’s first name is given as Pinkhas. Their son, Henri, was born in Liepaja in 1935.

According to Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Marriages database, Helina Helman, born 1898 to Feige (nee Feinberg) and Chaim Osvey Helman, married Povilas Kliacko in1931.

Hinde’s information in Jewish Gen is not a perfect match to Shaf-Brener’s information, as according to Shaf-Brener, Hinda’s father is Moshe and her maritial status is single (but perhaps she was divorced or a widow by 1941?).

According to Kehilat Shkud, Yishua Helman (Chaim Osvey Helman) was a “prominent figure” (44), presumably well-known in the town. In 1905, Helman (no first name given – could be Chaim Osvey or perhaps a relative) ran the “Fibna” tavern (Kehilat Shkud 34).

Kehilat Shkud also notes that Hindel Helman established the German school in Shkud during WWI (28) and taught there between the wars (55). Could Hindel have been another name for Hinde/Hinda/Helen/Helina? She would have been very young to establish a school in the years 1914-1918, but perhaps, if her school began late in the war as a very small enterprise, it could have been possible.

As of September 2013, I could find no information on the Helman/Kliacko family on Yad Vashem.

[1] Next to this name, Aviva Tirosh has added “Hillman, Rita”