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The Virovitch family gathers at the Kovno train station to bid farewell to Abrasha Virovitch who was immigrating to Palestine.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 89021

The Virovitch family gathers at the Kovno train station to bid farewell to Abrasha Virovitch who was immigrating to Palestine.

Abrasha was one of six children born to Malka Virovitch (pictured third from the left). His brothers were Salamon, Liova, Isaak and his sisters were Rebecca Giniene and Bertha Jurovitzki. The entire Virovitch family including Rebecca's two daughters Sara and Alice gathered to wish Abrasha well. In Palestine, Abrasha married Fania, and the two returned to Kovno in 1939 to pay the family a visit. Once the war started, he was unable to return to Palestine. He and his brothers, Salamon and Isaak, were murdered three days after the German invasion of Lithuania, June 23, 1941, when Lithuanian partisans entered the family's apartment, dragged out the men and shot them in the back yard. Abrasha's young wife, Fania, was killed during the liquidation of the Kovno ghetto, but their daughter, Tania, born in 1941 survived in hiding.

Date
1935
Variant Locale
Kauen
Kovno
Kowno
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Sara Ginaite
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Record last modified: 2006-06-21 00:00:00
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