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 Sabel Yosef Leib Sheet metal worker [or tinsmith] Shkud 55 Shkud
Wife Sabel/Dorfman Mara Shkud 45 Alka Hill
Son Sabel Zundel Sabel[1] Mara Student Shkud 1931 Alka Hill
Husband Sabel Nechemya Grain merchant Shkud 70 Shkud
Wife Sabel Sarah Gita Housewife Shkud 65 Alka Hill
Son Sabel Natanya Nechemya Sarah Gita Shkud 25 Shkud

According to Hana Shaf-Brener, Yosef Leib Sabel, age 55, a metalworker, was married to Mara (nee Dorfman), age 45. They had a young son, Zundel. Nechemya Sabel, 70, a grain merchant, was married to Sarah Gita, 65. They had a 25-year-old son, Natanya.

According to Jewish Gen’s All Lithuania Revision List Database 1, the Sabels were living  in Shkud by 1871. Nekhemiya Sabel, son of Mendel, a trader, born May 12, 1860, appears in the record several times (which would make him about 80 in 1941 – is this the same Nachemya Sabel as above?). The Lithuania Marriages database tells us that Yosel Leib Sabel was the son of Nekhemiy and Feige (nee Bloch). (Perhaps Sarah Gita was a second wife? or there were in fact two Nekhemiaya Sabels?) Yosef Leib, 32, a merchant, married Mere Dorfan [a typo?], 27, the daughter of Abram and Khaye Ete in 1928. The Marriages database also tells us that Nekhemiy and Feige Sabel had two daughters. Ita Yenta Sabel, born in 1905, married Sane Moskovich in 1937. Mere Sabel, born in 1907, married Sheime London, a shopkeeper, in 1938. Ita Ynta Sabel, born in 1905, married Sane Moskovich in 1937.

Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Internal Passports database tells us that Zine Mere Sabel, daughter of Abraham, born in Skuodas in 1901, applied for a foreign passport in 1936, along with her two children, Khaya (born 1929) and Zundel (born 1931). Is this the Mara Sabel (nee Dorfman) in Shaf-Brener’s chart above?

Jewish Gen’s Yizkor Book Necrology Database lists Yosef Lieb Sabel and Nechemya Sabel.

15IsraelNationalFundKKL activists in Shkud after the parade on the 25th anniversary of the passing of Dr. Herzl z”l. Bottom row, right to left: Shmuel Axelrod, Pesach Bob (now in South Africa), Eliezer Eisen.
Second row: Feivel Neiman, Yentel Savel-Vrotnitzki, Tzvi Yoselevitz, David Davidov, Rachel Savel-Elkes, Yitzhak Cohen.
Third row: Meir Hovsha, Ester Terushkin Rosen (now in Israel), Chaim Natanson (now in Israel), Yeshayahu Yudelman (now in South Africa), Chaya Sheindling Mevezis (now in Israel), Alexander Pinta (now in Israel), Mina Cohen, Gershon Faktor (now in Israel), Mordechai Shlez, Itta Yankelovitz, Meir Taitz (now in Israel), Israel Tenor (Photo: Kehilat Shkud 15).

16 Farewell PartyFarewell party for the wedding of Israel National Fund member Rachel Savel in Shkud, 27 Iyar, 5690 [May 25, 1930]: Bottom row (right to left): Israel Tenor, Miriam Savel, Meir Taitz (now in Israel). Second row: David Davidov, Rachel Savel, Israel Shaf, Yentel Savel-Vrotnitzki (now in Israel), Moshe Yankelovitz. Third row: Shlomo London, Masha London, Liba Tov, Chaim Natanson (now in Israel), Rachel London, Mina Cohen, Michel Chin, Alexander Pinta (now in Israel), Itta Yankelovitz, Yitzhak Cohen. (Kehilat Shkud 16) 

 18 HaNoar“Ha’Noar” association in Shkud, 20 Sivan, 5695 (June 21, 1935): Bottom row (right to left): Yitzhak Aibel, Yechezkel Yudelman (now in the USA), Shoshana Yudelman (now in the USA), Benjamin Shtiris, Mira Chatzkel, Sarah Fil (now in the USA), Abraham Yorburski.
 Second row: Leah Mines, Shlomo London, Chaya Sheindling Mevezis (now in Israel), Mendel Baskind (now in South Africa), Liba Shaf, Shraga Perlgeber (now in Israel), Miriam Savel, Alexander Pinta (now in Israel), Yeshayahu Fogelman.
 Third row: Liba Tov, Leah Perlgeber, Yehudit EIsen Halpern (now in Israel), Mendel Segal, Roda Chin, Sarah Reif Piotrkowski (now in Israel), Tova Levin, Miriam Katz Gelfand (now in Israel), Liba Horvitz, Pesia Dorfman, Mane Yudelman (now in South Africa).
 Fourth row: Eliezer Baskind (now in South Africa), Leib Friedman (now in South Africa), Klein (now in France), Feiga Hadasin (now in South Africa), Mina Cohen, Rosa Axelrod, Abraham Tenor (now in South Africa), Temma Meller (now in Canada) (Photo Kehilat Shkud 18)

As of April 2014, Yad Vashem provides no information on the Savel family in Shkud.


[1] should be Yosef Lieb?