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 Skaist Zundel Photographer of Shkud Shkud 38 Shkud, July 1941
Wife Skaist/Kohen Mara Yisroel Housewife Shkud 32 Alka Hill
Son Skaist Zundel Mara Student Shkud 1933 Alka Hill
Daughter Skaist Sheyna Zundel Mara Student Shkud 1936 Alka Hill

According to Hana Shaf-Brener, Zundel Skaist, a photographer, was married to Mara (nee Kohen). The couple had two children: a son, whose name Shaf-Brener does not provide, and a daughter, Sheyna.

Zundel Skaist
Zundel Skaist

Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Marriages database records the marriage. Zundel Skaist, a photographer, was born in Ukmerge in 1891 to Notel and Feige (nee Kusner). He was married in Kretinga in 1927 to Maryane Kan, a shopkeeper, born about 1897 to Izrael and Menucha (nee Olshvang) of Skuodas.

The website The Briss Family and the Holocaust provides further information on Zundel and Meri, including photographs of Zundel’s father, Notel; Zundel and Mara; and their three children, Yakov Lazar, Menucha, and Naomi Sheine. I have reproduced a few of them here.

Yad Vashem provides the following information on the Skaist family of Skuodas:

Zundel Skaist was born in Skapiskis, Lithuania to Avram and Feiga. He was a photographer and married to Mari. Prior to WWII he lived in Skuodas, Lithuania. During the war he was in Skuodas, Lithuania. Zundel was murdered/perished in 1941 in Skuodas, Lithuania. This information is based on a Page of Testimony  submitted by his relative.

Mari Skaist was born in Shkod, Lithuania in 1901 to Yisrael and Menukha. Prior to WWII she lived in Shkod, Lithuania. During the war she was in Shkod, Lithuania. Mari was murdered/perished in 1941 in Shkod, Lithuania. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by her sister.