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 Kolektor Ruven Shoe factory Shkud 45 Shkud, July 1941
Wife Kolektor/Mines Ita Yosef Roda Housewife Shkud 35 Alka Hill
Daughter Kolektor Yocheved Ruven Ita Shkud 1939 Alka Hill

According to Hana Shaf-Brener, Ruven Kolektor worked in a shoe factory. He was married to Ita, nee Mines, daughter of Roda and Yosef. Ruven and Ita had a two-year old daughter, Yocheved.

Ita was my father’s cousin. Her father, Yosef, and my father’s father, Meyer, were brothers. Yosef and his son Michal operated a shoe factory, which may have been where Ruven worked. My father, who was a shoemaker, may have worked together with his uncle, his cousin Michal, and Ruven.

Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Marriages database records Ruven Kolektor’s marriage to Sore Ita Mines in Skuodas, 1935. Ruven was born in Zidikaia in 1906, the son of Hirsh and Gita (nee Yosef), who in 1935 were living in Leipaja. S. Mines – probably my father, Sender – was one of the witnesses to the marriage.

As of October, 2013, Yad Vashem has no information on either Ruven or Sore Ita. [I find this odd, since Chaja Mines, Sore Ita’s sister, provided Yad Vashem cards of testimony for other family members murdered in the Holocaust.]