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Jacob (Yankel) Verbovski (far right), a representative of the Altestenrat labor office, talks with a group of Jews near the Varniu Street entrance to the Kovno ghetto.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 15449

Jacob (Yankel) Verbovski (far right), a representative of the Altestenrat labor office, talks with a group of Jews near the Varniu Street entrance to the Kovno ghetto.

Verbovski was known as the ghetto's "count man". He was in charge of counting people coming and going into the ghetto. In that capacity he helped members of the resistance to escape from the ghetto, and he helped smuggle weapons and other illegal goods into the ghetto. Verbovski survived the war and immigrated to the United States.

Photographer
George Kadish/Zvi Kadushin
Date
1941 - 1944
Variant Locale
Kauen
Kovno
Kowno
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of George Kadish/Zvi Kadushin
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Record last modified: 2005-05-31 00:00:00
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