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The main synagogue in Eishishok, The Russian Empire, 1911
The main synagogue in Eishishok, The Russian Empire, 1911

Standing in front of the synagogue are members of the local Shneider, Sonenson, Wilenski, Kabacznik and Reznik families and Shlomo Farber from Olkenic.

A parade of Jews and Poles celebrating the Polish Independence Day on May 3. Eishishok, Poland
A parade of Jews and Poles celebrating the Polish Independence Day on May 3. Eishishok, Poland

On the right is the studio of the Jewish photographer Raphael Lejbowicz.

The Children of the "Gani" kinderfarden dressed for a Purim performance, Eishishok, Poland
The Children of the "Gani" kinderfarden dressed for a Purim performance, Eishishok, Poland

The teacher and founder of the kindergarten, Rachel Kaleko, later made Aliyah to Erez Israel.

Rabbi Symen Rozowski (1874-1941), the last Rabbi of Eishishok
Rabbi Symen Rozowski (1874-1941), the last Rabbi of Eishishok

Symen Rozowski (b. 1874 in Kapyl, Belarus) was an ardent religious Zionist and a member of the Mizrahi movement. Served as the Rabbi of Eishishok since 1922. Murdered in September 1941.

The Eishishok fire department orchestra, Eishishok, Poland
The Eishishok fire department orchestra, Eishishok, Poland

The orchestra included both Poles and Jews.
From Right to Left:
Top Row: First: Bere-Liebke Garmenishki; Second: Shepke (Shabbtai) Sonenson, murdered in September 1941; Third: Motl Narodowicz, Survived the Holocaust as a Partisan.
Second row: Second: Menachem Politacki, Immigrated to Palestine before the war.
Third row: Third: Gotowicky, the Polish conductor of the orchestra; Fifth: Eishke Levin.

A youth Jewish swimming club, Eishishok, Poland
A youth Jewish swimming club, Eishishok, Poland

The club's leader, Leibke Sonenson (Back row, left), was murdered in September 1941, as well as the majority of the young men in the photo.

First Grade of the Hebrew day school, Eishishok, Poland, 1932
First Grade of the Hebrew day school, Eishishok, Poland, 1932

School Principal Yaakov Botwinick (middle). With the exception of one child who immigrated to the USA before the war, all the people in the photo were murdered.

Market day in Eishishok, Poland, the 1930's
Market day in Eishishok, Poland, the 1930's

Yudeleh Kabacznik on his way to the Hebrew School. Eishishok, Poland
Yudeleh Kabacznik on his way to the Hebrew School. Eishishok, Poland

His father, Benyamin Kabacznick, watches him in front of their house. Both were killed by the Polish Armia Krajowa in 1944.

Bar-Mitzvah celebration of Avremele Botwinik, Eishishok, Poland, 1939
Bar-Mitzvah celebration of Avremele Botwinik, Eishishok, Poland, 1939

All the participants were murdered in the Holocaust except of the Bar Mitzvah boy.
From Left to Right:
Top row: Third: Hillel Botwinik, Avremele's brother, murdered in September 1941; Fifth: Yitzhak Botwinik, Avremele's brother, murdered in September 1941.
Bottom row: First: Elisha Koppelman, killed by the Polish Armia Krajowa in 1944; Forth: Moshe Bastunski, Murdered in September 1941; Fifth: Avremele Botwinik, Survived as a Partisan.

Yoske Shneur Mordekhai Bleicharowicz the coachman and his son Honke, Eishishok, Poland, the 1930's
Yoske Shneur Mordekhai Bleicharowicz the coachman and his son Honke, Eishishok, Poland, the 1930's

Yoske survived in hiding. Honke was murdered in September 1941 together with his four siblings and mother.

Szeina Katzenelenbiogen, one of Eishishok's most popular theater actors. Bialystok, Poland
Szeina Katzenelenbiogen, one of Eishishok's most popular theater actors. Bialystok, Poland

Szeina was fluent in Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian, Polish and German and was greatly admired by the Germans during the First World War. She owned a hotel that became one of the Gestapo headquarters during the Nazi occupation. Even though the Germans liked her perfect German, good food and comfortable accommodation she was murdered in September 1941.

Wedding of Eishishokian Bat Sheva Rozowski and Rabbi David Zalmanovitz from Ilya. Eishishok, Poland, June 17, 1932
Wedding of Eishishokian Bat Sheva Rozowski and Rabbi David Zalmanovitz from Ilya. Eishishok, Poland, June 17, 1932

Bat Sheva was the daughter of Rabbi Symen Rozowski. Sitting next to her is her mother Rebbezin Miriam Rozowski, Next to the groom is his Mother Dvorah Zalmanovitz. Standing behind them are Bat Sheva's sister-in-law and David's sisters. In the front row are their little nephews and nieces. All the people seen in the photograph were murdered in the Holocaust: The Rozowski family in September 1941, Bat Sheva, David and their three children were murdered in Treblinka.

A group of girls from the Beitar youth movement with two of their youth leaders, Eishishok, Poland
A group of girls from the Beitar youth movement with two of their youth leaders, Eishishok, Poland

From left to right: First: Zvi-Hirske Schwartz, survived as a Partisan; Second: Schwartz, Zvi's sister, murdered in September 1941; Third: Sarah'le Tatarski, murdered in September 1941; Fifth: Portnoy, murdered in September 1941; Sixth: Matke Shlepak, murdered in September 1941; Seventh: Koppelman, murdered in September 1941; Eighth: Hannah Sczczuczynski, killed by the Polish Armia Krajowa in 1944; Ninth: Shifra Berczanski, made Aliya to Eretz Israel before the war.

Eishishokian Gedalia Ginunski as part of the famous Vilner Hazzanim Quartet
Eishishokian Gedalia Ginunski as part of the famous Vilner Hazzanim Quartet

Gedalia is standing at the far left. He was murdered in Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Pessah Avrahami working as a lumberjack at the Halutz Hachsharah (Zionist training center), Oszmiana, Poland
Pessah Avrahami working as a lumberjack at the Halutz Hachsharah (Zionist training center), Oszmiana, Poland

Pessah was married to Eishishokian Sarah Plotnik. When they immigrated Sarah became one of the last people from Eishishok to make Aliya to Erez Israel before the war. Yechiel Blacharowicz, an Eishishokian that worked with Pessah at the Hachsharah did not get an immigration certificate and was murdered in September 1941.

Members of various Zionist organizations dancing in honor of friends who were about to make Aliyah, Eishishok, Poland
Members of various Zionist organizations dancing in honor of friends who were about to make Aliyah, Eishishok, Poland

From right to left: First: Fania Botwinik, murdered in the Holocaust; Second: Golda Kabacznik, murdered in the Holocaust; Third: Shepke Sonenson, murdered in the Holocaust; Fourth: Miriam Koppelman, died natural death; Seventh: Szeina Blacharowicz, survived in hiding; Ninth: Motke Burstein, murdered in the Holocaust.

Atara Kudlanski rides a bicycle, Eishishok, Poland, October 30, 1930
Atara Kudlanski rides a bicycle, Eishishok, Poland, October 30, 1930

In 1933 she joined her father and immigrated to the USA.

Eishishokian Hayyim-Yoske Bielicki as a Soviet soldier during World War II
Eishishokian Hayyim-Yoske Bielicki as a Soviet soldier during World War II

He participated in the Battle of Stalingrad, where he was wounded, and was highly decorated for his combat performance.

Eishishokian Holocaust survivor Zlatke Garber Paikowski in a British detention camp, Cyprus, 1946
Eishishokian Holocaust survivor Zlatke Garber Paikowski in a British detention camp, Cyprus, 1946

Zlatke is on the left, with her friend Leah Slodivnik, a survivor from Radun.