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Two young women pose by a fence surrounding a Jewish-owned pasture.

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    Two young women pose by a fence surrounding a Jewish-owned pasture.
    Two young women pose by a fence surrounding a Jewish-owned pasture. 

Geneshe Kaganowicz is sitting, and Matle Sonenson is standing next to her.  The two best friends later became sisters-in-law after Geneshe married Matle's brother Leibke.  In the background is the Catholic church at Juryzdyki.

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    Two young women pose by a fence surrounding a Jewish-owned pasture.

    Geneshe Kaganowicz is sitting, and Matle Sonenson is standing next to her. The two best friends later became sisters-in-law after Geneshe married Matle's brother Leibke. In the background is the Catholic church at Juryzdyki.
    Photographer
    Ben-Zion Szrejder
    Date
    1941
    Locale
    Eisiskes, [Nowogrodek] Poland
    Variant Locale
    Eishyshok
    Eshishuk
    Eyshishkes
    Ejszyszki
    Eishishkes
    Lithuania
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of The Shtetl Foundation

    Rights & Restrictions

    Photo Source
    The Shtetl Foundation (Yad Vashem Photo and Film Archives)
    Copyright: Agency Agreement
    Provenance: Sonenson Family
    Source Record ID: RN1-104
    Published Source
    There Once Was a World - Eliach, Yaffa - Little, Brown - p. 88
    Restriction
    NOT FOR RELEASE without the permission of the The Shtetl Foundation

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    Biography
    Mattle Sonenson married Israel Shereshefski. They were deported to Siberia in 1940 which ended up saving their lives. After the war they immigrated to the United States along with their two sons Asher and Yossef.

    Geneshe Kaganowicz married Mattle's brother, Aryeh (Leibke) Sonenson. An avid sportsman and Zionist, he immigrated to Palestine in the 1920s but returned after a few years owning to the economic depression there. At the time of the German invasion of 1941, Geneishe and Leibke had one young son, Meir. Leibke, along with his brother Moshe, was selected by lottery to serve on the Jewish Council. As a result the Germans subjected him to extra humiliations and degradations. Then in September 1941, Geneshe, Leibke and Meir were murdered during the mass killing action in Eisiskes.
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    2002-11-22 00:00:00
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