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 Sheyndling Avraham Merchant Shkud 70 Shkud
Wife Sheyndling/Lang Ella Housewife Shkud 68 Alka Hill
Daughter Sheyndling Ester Avraham Ella With her family 1916 A town in Lithuania
Son Sheyndling Yosef Avraham Ella Shkud 25 Shkud
Son Sheyndling Mayer Avraham Ella In shoes Shkud 22 Shkud
Widow Sheyndling Rosa Beinish[1] Gita[2] Housewife; rented rooms to teachers Shkud 75 At the start of the road to Dimitrava, Aug 17 1941
Married daughter Sheyndling Henya Rosa returned from Klai-peda with her family, 1939. Shkud, Klaipeda/Memel 40 Alka Hill, 15-16 August 1941
Without family Sheyndling Yosef Yehuda Well-educated, shy, lived off help from abroad Shkud 65 Shkud, July 1941
Sheyndling Shloime Brothers Mentally ill Shkud 45 Shkud
Sheyndling Moshe Brothers Sold lottery tickets from house to house. Shy. Shkud 41 Shkud
Brother of Avraham. Without family Sheyndling Micha Shkud 65 Shkud

According to Hana Shaf-Brener, there were five Sheyndling families in Shkud.

1. Avraham Sheyndling, 70, a merchant, was married to Ella (nee Lang), 68. They had a married daughter, Ester, born in 1916; and two sons, Yosef, age 25, and Mayer, 22.

Abram Sheyndling, son of Aron, aged 33 in 1912 (born 1879) appears on Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Tax and Voters Lists database, but it is unclear if he is the same person as Avraham Sheyndling in the chart above. Likewise, Elka Sheyndling, daughter of Mer, a haberdasher, appears on the list in 1913; possibly she is Avraham’s wife.

Jewish Gen’s Internal Passports Database records that Yosel Sheyndling, son of Abraham, born in 1918, applied for a foreign passport in July 1939. According to Kehilat Shkud, Yosef Sheindling was active in the youth group Betar (21).

The Lithuania Marriages database records that Sare Sheindling, daughter of Abram and Elke (nee Lang), born in June 1911, married Meyer Yankel Taits, son of Mausa and Sore Dveire of Skuodas, in 1934.

A descendant of the Shaindling family in Israel provides this information on Avraham and Ella and their children: “Ella and Abraham had eight children, four boys and four girls. The oldest was Chaya Shaindling, born in 1912. She was my grandmother. She came to Israel in 1933 and lived all her life in Tel Aviv. She passed away in 1996; she had two children and six grandchildren. Sarah also came to Israel in 1935 and lived in Kfar Yehucha. Zipora was born in 1915. Before the war she lived in Kovne (Kaunas). She was an accountant and worked in a bank. We never knew what happened to her. The youngest daughter, Esther, was married. She died in another town in Lithuania.

“Of the boys, Aharon emigrated to Capetown, South Africa. Yosef was an officer in the Red Army. After the battle (between the Soviet and German armies in June 1941) in Shkud, he came back to Shkud to help his parents. He died there with his father and brothers. He gave his life to help his family. The youngest boys were Mayer and Shalom, who was 16 in 1941. Abraham, Ella, Yosef, Meyer, and Shalom died in Shkud.”

2. Rosa Sheyndling, 75, daughter of Beinish and Gita, had a married daughter, Henya, 40. Rosa had been living in Klaipeda, but returned to Shkud with her family in 1939.  Shaf-Brener explains, “Mrs. Sheindling [Rosa] who lived at the end of Long Street (Lange Gas)” was shot on the way to Dimitravas and buried in a pit along the road (11).

Yad Vashem provides this information about Rosa Sheyndling:

Rosa Scheindling was born in Gorzad, Lithuania in 1884 to Beinish and Gita. She was a housewife and married. Prior to WWII she lived in Shkod, Lithuania. During the war she was in Shkod, Lithuania. Rosa was murdered in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by her cousin.

3. Yosef Yehuda Sheyndling, 65, was unmarried. He was well-educated but considered shy, and was supported by relatives abroad.

According to Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Tax and Voters Lists database, Iosel Sheyndling, son of Shloma, was born in 1842, and was a well-to-do shopkeeper in 1904. Iosel was the father of Sheyna (1876), Shlioma (around 1886), and Mousha (1886). Shlioma and Mousha are likely the two brothers in the chart and in (4) below.

4. Shloime (45) and Moshe (41) Sheyndling were brothers. Shloime had some sort of mental illness. Moshe, known as “shy,” sold lottery tickets door to door.

Jewish Gen’s Tax and Voters List database records Shlioma as a trader in 1910 and again in 1913. Mousha is recorded as a shop assistant in 1909 and as a trader living in Reyskaya Street in 1912. Their sister, Sheyna, born in 1876, is recorded as a successful tradeswoman in 1901 and 1905.

5. Micha Sheyndling, 65, was Avraham’s brother. He was unmarried.

According to Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Tax and Voters Lists database, the Sheyndling family was already established in Shkud by 1846.

Avraham Sheyndling, Rosa Sheyndling, Yosef Yehuda Sheyndling, Shloime Sheyndling, and Moshe Sheyndling appear on Jewish Gen’s Yizkor Book Necrology database.

20Hashomer“Ha’Shomer Ha’Tzair”, the Shkud troop, 1930: Bottom row (right to left): Moshe Kangisser (now in South Africa), Jacob Kravitz, Meir Sheindling, Hirt Tov (now in Rhodesia), David Gruppel (now in Israel), Yosef Taitz, Moshe Falk, Chaim Elkin.
 Second row: Yosef Peltz (now in Israel), Tzipa Sher, Perlgeber, Meir Hovsha, Daniel Prochovnik Pirchiyahu (now in Israel), Alexander Pinta (now in Israel), Gitta Taitz, Zalman Gruppel (now in Israel), Miriam Tov, Eliyahu Fogelman (now in the USSR), David Peltz, Chaim Urdang, Eliezer Bob.
 Third row: Sarah Belkind (now in Lithuania), Gelle Perlgeber, Shalom Binder, Feige Perlgeber, Shlomo Yankelovitz, Meir Taitz, Chaya Peltz Yaakobi (now in Israel), Tzipora Taitz Freilichman (now in Israel), Tzipa Singer.
 Fourth row: Eliyahu Reif (now in Israel), Leib Yitzhak Mines, Dvora Segal, Feiga Fogelman, Hinda Segal (now in Lithuania), Rachel Bob, Etta Shlez (now in Australia), Mina Baskind, Ester Sheindling, Hinda Savel Rathoiz (now in Israel), Sheina Baskind. 
Fifth row: Aba Bloch, Tova Mines, Israel Tenor, Shlomo Yitzhak Fogelman, Shlomo Taitz (now in Israel), Temma Taitz (now in the USA), Daniel Abramovic (now in the USA). (Photo Kehilat Shkud 20) 

 15IsraelNationalFundIsrael National Fund 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)

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)


[1] Added by Aviva Tirosh

[2] Added by Aviva Tirosh