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 Kirzner Efraim Hatmaker Shkud 72 Shkud
Wife Kirzner Housewife Shkud 68 Alka Hill
Husband Kirzner Moshe Efraim Hatmaker Shkud 35 Shkud, July 1941
Wife Kirzner/Shpits Leah Betsalel Chana Housewife Shkud 1909 Alka Hill
Daughter Kirzner Sheyna Moshe Leah Student Shkud 1930 Alka Hill
Son Kirzner Aharon Moshe Leah Student Shkud 10 Alka Hill
Daughter Kirzner Ester Moshe Leah Student Shkud 1931 Alka Hill
Father Kirzner Yechezkel Yakov Chaya Shkud 45 Shkud
Daughter Kirzner Fruma Yechezkel Shkud 18 Alka Hill

According to Hana Shaf-Brener, Efraim Kirzner, a hatmaker, and his wife lived in Shkud. They had a son, Moshe, also a hatmaker, who was married to Leah (the daughter of Besalel and Chana Shpits). Moshe and Leah had three children: Sheyna, Aharon, and Ester.

Another Kirzner family also lived in Shkud: a single (widowed?) father, Yechezkel (son of Yakov and Chaya), and his daughter Fruma.

According to Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Tax and Voters list, the Kirzner family lived in Shkud from at least the mid 1800s.  In 1904, Efroim Kirzner, son of  Iosel, was a poor fisherman, but it is unclear whether he was the Efraim listed above.

Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Marriages database provides a bit more information. In 1932, Yosel Kirzner, son of Efraim and Khaze (nee Joselson), married Ginda Britz, whose family was from Plunge. Yosel is pictured below:

25 MacabiOfficial Maccabi football team

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           (Kehilat Shkud 25)

Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Marriages database also informs us that Mousha Kirzner, son of Abrom (the same person as Efraim?) and Khaze (nee Yoselzon), married Rivke Leya, the daughter of Calel and Khine (nee Brinder) Shpits, in Skuodas, 1928.

Ephraim and Moshe are both listed in Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Necrology database.

As of October 2013, Jewish Gen provides no information on on Yechezkel Kirzner or his daughter.

Yad Vashem provides this information on the Kirzner family of Shkud:

Masse Kirsner [whose name is also given as Moshe; is this an error?] was born in Skuodas, Lithuania in 1906 to Efraim and Khasia. She [he?] was a grocer and married. Prior to WWII she lived in Skuodas, Lithuania. Masse was murdered/perished in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by her cousin (

Josef Kirsner was born in Skuodas, Lithuania in 1908 to Efraim and Khasia. He was an uppers cutter/tailor. During the war he was in Skuodas, Lithuania. Josef was murdered/perished in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by his cousin (

Jehezkel Kirshner was born in Skuodas, Lithuania to Yaakov and Khaia. Prior to WWII he lived in Skuodas, Lithuania. During the war he was in Skuodas, Lithuania. Jehezkel was murdered/perished in 1941 in Skuodas, Lithuania. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by his son (