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Dr. Leon Gordon drives to a house call on a horse drawn sleigh through a snowy street in Eisiskes.

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    Dr. Leon Gordon drives to a house call on a horse drawn sleigh through a snowy street in Eisiskes.
    Dr. Leon Gordon drives to a house call on a horse drawn sleigh through a snowy street in Eisiskes.

On the back of the photo is written "Sitting in my Packard, 1938 model".  Dr. Gordon was killed in Ponar.

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    Caption
    Dr. Leon Gordon drives to a house call on a horse drawn sleigh through a snowy street in Eisiskes.

    On the back of the photo is written "Sitting in my Packard, 1938 model". Dr. Gordon was killed in Ponar.
    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: Rosenblatt Family
    Source Record ID: RN61-64
    Published Source
    There Once Was a World - Eliach, Yaffa - Little, Brown - p. 447
    Restriction
    NOT FOR RELEASE without the permission of the The Shtetl Foundation

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    Administrative Notes

    Artifact Photographer
    Arnold Kramer
    Biography
    Rosalind Rosenblatt (born Rosalind Foster) is the granddaughter of Nehemia Virshubski. Nehemia Virshubski was born in 1847 in the vicinity of Mir. Though he was born into a rabbinical family, he decided to become a "feldsher" or folk doctor. He moved to Eisiskes after marrying the former Feige Dragutski. Nehemia "der Feldsher" was killed during World War I after being shot by a Russian soldier while attending to a patient. His daughter Sonia Virshubski Saposnikow who had assisted him in his work and accompanied him on his rounds became a successful pharmacist in Vilna. His son Anshel Virshubski also became a pharmacist in the town of Ivenitz. Nehemia and Feige's other children all immigrated to America. One of these daughters Annie Virshubski married David Michalowski (later Foster) also from Eisiskes. In 1932, Annie visited her family in Eisiskes and Vilna accompanied by her daughter Rosalind Foster (Rosenblatt) who took extensive photographs of the visit. Annie and Rosalind returned to America, and Feige died a natural death in 1938. Sonia, Anshel and their families all perished during the Holocaust.
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    2002-10-07 00:00:00
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