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Nehemia "der Feldsher" Virshubski, the shtetl's folk doctor, poses with his daughter, Sonia.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 40494

Nehemia "der Feldsher" Virshubski, the shtetl's folk doctor, poses with his daughter, Sonia.

Nehemia's favorite medical treatments were cupping (bankes) and enemas. At the end of World War I, he was shot by a Russian soldier. Sonia Saposnikov often accompanied her father on his house calls. She later became a prominent pharmacist in Vilna. Sonia and her family disappeared during the Holocaust; they most probably were killed in Ponar.

Photographer
Yitzhak Uri Katz
Date
1931
Variant Locale
Eishyshok
Eshishuk
Eyshishkes
Ejszyszki
Eishishkes
Lithuania
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of The Shtetl Foundation
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Record last modified: 2003-10-17 00:00:00
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