|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||Yelovich||Efraim||Moshe||Sheyna||Watchmaker; chairman of Hashomer Hatzair||Shkud||18||The Red Army. In the seige of Leningrad, Lake Ladoga 2.08.1942|
|Wife||Yelovich/Bakalor||Liba||Latvia, Shkud||Alka Hill|
|Son||Yelovich||Chaim Hirsh||Baruch Moshe||Liba||Alka Hill|
|Daughter||Yelovich||Chaya Hinda||Baruch Moshe||Liba||Alka Hill|
|Son||Yelovich||Chaim Hirsh||Baruch Moshe||Luba||Shkud||1931||Alka Hill|
|Daughter||Yelovich||Chaya Hinda||Baruch Moshe||Luba||Shkud||1934||Alka Hill|
According to Hana Shaf-Brener, there were three Yelovich families in Shkud.
1) Moshe Yelovich, 50, a merchant, was married to Sheyna, 52. They had a son, Ephraim, 18, who was a watchmaker and chairman of the youth group Hashomer Hatzair.
2) Chaim Yelovich, also a son of Moshe and Sheyne, was 27. He was married to a wife whose name Shaf-Brener does not give us, and the couple had two children whose names we also do not know. Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Marriages database records the 1938 marriage of Chaim Hirsh Joelovich, a merchant, born to Mausha and Sheine (nee Skuder) of Skuodas in 1912. Chaim Hirsh married Gute Riva Jakob, born in 1917 to Gershon and Sore Khinde of Darbenai.
3) Baruch Moshe Yelovich was married to Liba (nee Bakalor). Their children were Chaim Hirsh, born in 1931, and Chaya Hinda, born in 1934. Shaf-Brener lists this family twice, presumably in error. Jewish Gen’s Lithuania Marriages database records the 1927 marriage of Boruch Moisha Yoelovich, born 1896 to Leib and Sore Gita of Leipaja, to Libe Bakalior, born 1896 to Yosel and Khaye Hinde Bakalior of Skuodas.
Jewish Gen’s Yizkor Book Necrology Database records Moshe Jalowitz.
According to Hana Shaf-Brener, Berl Yelovich survived the war in the Soviet Army (18). Ephraim Yelovich was killed in battle: “Serving with the Soviet Army, Ephraim Yelovich was killed on Lake Ladoga, in the fights surrounding Leningrad on 02.08.1942. He was buried in the Kalininski cemetery. He was the head of the branch of the Hashomer Hatzair [Young Guards] in Shkud from the end of 1931 until the arrival of the Russians, when he was 17. He was very clever. His brother Leib told me that Ephraim wanted to travel from Russia to Israel on foot. That did not take place. He volunteered with the Soviet Army” (18).
In an article published in a Lithuanian newspaper in 1966, the author describes a local memorial service for the murdered Jewish community of Shkud: “The brothers L. and A. Jelovich also came here to bow their heads at the grave of their mother. Their father had been shot in Skuodas, their mother and aunt with five children, here, at the bottom of Alka hill” (A. Straksys “No One is Forgotten,” Musu Zodis Nov 17,1966).
Yad Vashem provides the following information on the Yelovich families of Shkud:
Moshe Ialovitz was born in Lithuania. He was a merchant and married Sonia. Prior to WWII he lived in Skud, Lithuania. During the war he was in Skud, Lithuania. Moshe was murdered in the Shoah.
This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by his granddaughter. http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=3950792&language=en
Sonia Ialovitz was born in Lithuania. She was a housewife and married Moshe. Prior to WWII she lived in Shkod, Lithuania. During the war she was in Shkod, Lithuania. Sonia was murdered in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by her granddaughter. http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=3598981&language=en
Efraim Ialovitz was born in Shkod, Lithuania in 1924 to Moshe and Sonia. Prior to WWII he lived in Shkod, Lithuania. During the war he was in the Soviet armed forces. Efraim was killed in military service.
This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by his niece. http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=3598855&language=en
Khaim Ialovitz was born in Skuodas, Lithuania in 1915 to Moshe and Sonia. He was a merchant and married. Prior to WWII he lived in Skuodas, Lithuania. Khaim was murdered in the Shoah. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by his niece. http://db.yadvashem.org/names/nameDetails.html?itemId=3606197&language=en