|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|
|Son||Stires||Yokl||With his family||Carter||Shkud||32||Shkud|
According to Hana Shaf-Brener, a widow and her son, surnamed Stires, lived in Shkud. Another son, Yokl Stires, a carter, was married to Necha; the couple had a daughter, Zelda. Binyamin Stires and his family also lived in Shkud.
According to Kehilat Shkud, Binyamin Stires was an active member of the Shkud sports and youth organizations:
Bottom row (right to left): Tuvia Einbinder, Leib Tzimbelov. Second row: Eliezer Bob, Wolf Bass, Aba Levin, Reuven Gilder, Shlomo Malkin, David Bass, Leib Friedman (now in South Africa), Alexander Pinta (now in Israel). Third row: Chaim Shalom Abramovitsch (now in France), Shlomo London, David Davidov, Yosef Fisher, Leib Elishuv (now in France), Eliezer Baskind (now in South Africa). Fourth row: Yosef Kirzhner, Mendel Segal, Gedaliyahu Einbinder (now in Lithuania), Chaim Natanson (now in Israel), Benjamin Chin (now in South Africa), Benjamin Shtiris, Shmuel Axelrod, Abraham Bunis, Michel Fogelman, Yitzhak Aibel, Pesach Bob (now in South Africa). Fifth row: Leib Shpetz, Abraham Friedman (now in South Africa), Meir Teitz (now in Israel), Israel Tenor, Leib Perlgeber, Shlomo Yudelman (Kehilat Shkud 25)
“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) (Kehilat Shkud 18)
According to Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Tax and Voters List database, the Stires family was established in Shkud by 1846. The Lithuania Marriages database records the 1927 marriage of Yokel Stires, age 22, son of Vulf and Gite (nee Klein) of Skuodas, to Nokhe Esterman, age 22, daughter of Meer and Elke of Skuodas. In 1930, Yokel’s sister Hane married Sroel David Shmukler of Gargzdai.
Benjamin Stires, born in Skuodas in 1907 to Abram and Gitel (nee Klein) of Kaunas, married Ella Kagan in Raseiniai in 1934. Without more information, we cannot be sure that this Benjamin is the same as in the chart above. (Was Abram also called Vulf? Did he and his family move from Skuodas to Kaunas?)
As of November 2013, Yad Vashem’s Shoah Names Database provides no information on the Stires family of Shkud.