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Guests at a banquet held in the Shlanski home honoring Dr. Morris Shlanski and his brother Louis, for their large donation to the Eisiskes Jewish community.

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    Guests at a banquet held in the Shlanski home honoring Dr. Morris Shlanski and his brother Louis, for their large donation to the Eisiskes Jewish community.
    Guests at a banquet held in the Shlanski home honoring Dr. Morris Shlanski and his brother Louis, for their large donation to the Eisiskes Jewish community.

Pictured seated from left to right are: Yossl Rochowski, Avraham Dubitski, Eliyahu Bastunski, Dovid Moszcenik, Dr. Morris Shlanski, Leib Berkowicz, Rabbi Szymen Rozowski (rabbi of Eisiskes), Avraham-Mordekhai Shlanski, Louis Shlanski, Markl Koppelman; unknown, unknown and Reuven-Beinush Berkowicz.  Standing from left to right are: Baruch Matikanski, Faivl Epstein; Benyomin Tshorny, Rephael, unknown, unknown, Zelig Shlanski, Dodke Schwartz; Yudl Dwilanski and Mote Yosl Kremin.  The identity of the people in the third row is unknown.  Apart from Markl Koppelman, who was killed by members of the Polish Home Army, and the Shlanski brothers, all those pictured were killed by the Germans during the September 1941 mass shooting action in Eisiskes.

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    Guests at a banquet held in the Shlanski home honoring Dr. Morris Shlanski and his brother Louis, for their large donation to the Eisiskes Jewish community.

    Pictured seated from left to right are: Yossl Rochowski, Avraham Dubitski, Eliyahu Bastunski, Dovid Moszcenik, Dr. Morris Shlanski, Leib Berkowicz, Rabbi Szymen Rozowski (rabbi of Eisiskes), Avraham-Mordekhai Shlanski, Louis Shlanski, Markl Koppelman; unknown, unknown and Reuven-Beinush Berkowicz. Standing from left to right are: Baruch Matikanski, Faivl Epstein; Benyomin Tshorny, Rephael, unknown, unknown, Zelig Shlanski, Dodke Schwartz; Yudl Dwilanski and Mote Yosl Kremin. The identity of the people in the third row is unknown. Apart from Markl Koppelman, who was killed by members of the Polish Home Army, and the Shlanski brothers, all those pictured were killed by the Germans during the September 1941 mass shooting action in Eisiskes.
    Date
    1936
    Locale
    Eisiskes, [Nowogrodek] Poland
    Variant Locale
    Eishyshok
    Eshishuk
    Eyshishkes
    Ejszyszki
    Eishishkes
    Lithuania
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of The Shtetl Foundation

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    Photo Source
    The Shtetl Foundation (Yad Vashem Photo and Film Archives)
    Copyright: Agency Agreement
    Provenance: Shlanski Family
    Source Record ID: RN64-107
    Published Source
    There Once Was a World - Eliach, Yaffa - Little, Brown - p. 43
    Restriction
    NOT FOR RELEASE without the permission of the The Shtetl Foundation

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    Administrative Notes

    Artifact Photographer
    Arnold Kramer
    Biography
    The Shlanski brothers were among the more than 1,500 Jews from Eisiskes who immigrated to the United States between 1873 and 1940. They were the children of Avraham-Mordekhai Shlanski, a coachman from Vilna, and his wife Zisle. Morris Shlanski was the first to come, arriving in the United States in 1905. He later became a physician. His younger brother Louis joined him shortly before the start of World War I. The Eisiskes émigré community contributed large sums of money to Jewish institutions in their hometown, and Morris and Louis returned briefly to Eisiskes in 1936 to visit their relatives and deliver a large donation to the community. In 1938, Zelig Shlanski followed his brothers to America accompanied by his oldest son Fischl. He was joined two years later by his wife, Rose (Dugaczanski) Shlanski, and their four younger children, Benjamin, Hayya, Sara and Leibl. As the family of an American citizen, they received permission to pass through Nazi Germany while en route to their ship in Italy. One of Zelig's sisters of Zelig and her family also had planned to immigrate but were unable to get out before the Germans occupied Eisiskes in June 1941. Avraham-Mordekhai Shlanski died of natural causes before the war. Benjamin Shlanski enlisted in the American army after immigrating to the United States. He was killed in action on Anzio Beach, Italy on May 29,1944. Most of the extended family who remained in Eisiskes perished in the September 1941 mass killing action.
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