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 Matusevich, Doctor Dentist Returned from Israel in the 1930s because of malaria there 50 Shkud
Wife Matusevich Housewife Shkud 40 Alka Hill
Daughter Matusevich Shulamit Student (She was badly tortured in the Kretinga Prison.) “Beauty.” Shkud, Kretinga 16 Kretinga, 1941, Jewish Cemetery

According to Hana Shaf-Brener, Doctor Matusevich, a dentist; his wife; and their daughter, Shulamit, nicknamed “Beauty,” lived in Shkud after having returned there from Palestine.

According to Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Marriages database, Zalman Matusevich, son of Yakub and Khenia, married Roza, daughter of Shmuel and Shende. The marriage took place in Kaunas, where the couple’s parents were living, in 1924. Zalman, born in 1870, was a dentist and a widower. Roza was a midwife.

Hana Shaf-Brener has this to say about young Shulamit Matusevich’s tragic fate: “Together with Dr. Yosef Fogelman, Shulamit (Lama) Metusevich was taken to the prison in Kretinga, and there tortured to death. A Skuodas resident, Galdikiene, was with her in the same prison cell and testified to her fate. At night they would take Lama, and she would return in terrible condition in the morning. Her words would ring in the witness’s ears: ‘What have they done to me? What have they done to me?’ – and when she went for the third night, she said she would not return, and she did not” (11).

Yad Vashem has this to say about the Matusevich family of Shkud:

Zalman Matussevicius was born in Skud, Lithuania in 1870. He was a dentist and married to Roza nee Klompus. Zalman was murdered/perished in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by his son (

Shulamit Matussevicius was born to Zalman and Roza nee Klompus. She was a child. Shulamit was murdered/perished in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (