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
Father Kopelovich Leib Tanner Shkud 58 Shkud
Son Kopelovich Alter Leib Rachel Leah Fogelman In a factory Shkud 29 Shkud
Son Kopelovich Avraham Leib Rachel Leah In a factory Shkud 1919 Shkud
Son Kopelovich Yitzak Leib Rachel Leah Shkud 1916 Shkud
Daughter Kopelovich Alta Leib Rachel Leah Housewife Shkud 25 Alka Hill

According to Hana Shaf-Brener, Leib Kopelovich, a tanner, presumably a widower, had three sons – Alter, Avraham, and Yitzak – and a daughter, Alta. The two older sons had factory jobs. The youngest child, a daughter, was a housewife; perhaps she stayed home to care for her father and brothers. Shaf-Brener gives no indication that any of the children were married. Their mother was Rachel Leah, nee Fogelman.

Kehilat Shkud mentions the Kopelovich tannery: “The shtetl’s tanners, Shpitz (now in South Africa), Hochman, Turek and Kopelovitsch in the New Town and Grinblatt in the Old Town, purveyed most of the needed raw materials to Shkud’s shoe factories” (13; s.a. 52).

Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Tax and Voters List database indicates that the Kopelovich family lived in Shkud from at least 1883, but Leib Kopelovich is not mentioned. The Marriages database tells us that Yudel Meer Kopelovich (his wife is not mentioned) of Skuodas had a daughter, Rokhel Leya, who married Shebsel Klauzner in 1900. Yankel and Chaja Ester (nee Kopelovich) Fogelman had a daughter, Meri, who married Leizer Levitan in 1927.

As of October 2013, Yad Vashem has no information on Leib Kopelovich or his family, but does provide this information about another family member, perhaps Leib’s brother or a cousin, as they would have been roughly contemporary:

Jacob Kopilowitz was born in Skuodas, Lithuania in 1883 to Feiga. He was a factory owner. Prior to WWII he lived in Karlsruhe, Germany. During the war he was in Heidelberg, Germany. Jacob was murdered/perished in Auschwitz, Poland. This information is based on a Page of Testimony. (http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=739298&language=en)

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