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Rabbi Chaim Aharon Bzalel Paul was born in Dvinsk


Rabbi Binyamin Yonatan Cohen replaced his father; Rabbi Elchanan
Cohen, as the Rabbi of Dvinsk after the father passed away. Eabbi
Binyamin Yonatan perished in the Shoah.


Rabbi Baruch Asher Naea helped establishing Yeshiva "Beit Yosef" in


Rabbi Yisrael Alter Safran- Fox was a rabbi in Dvinsk


 Rachel Zeldin to read her story go to http://members.iinet.net.au/~elirab/family/ray.html



Leah Barzily (wife of Shalom) was the daughter of Golda and Avraham Deutch. She was born in Dvinsk in June of 1912 she passed away in 2005. Leah came to Kibutz Afikim in her youth.


Isai Nekhom and son Aaron




Isai Nekhom was born in Daugavpils, Latvia. He was a widower. Prior to WWII he lived in Riga, Latvia. During the war he was in Riga, Latvia. Isai was murdered in 1941 in Riga, Ghetto at the age of 60. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left) submitted by his granddaughter Rokha.


Ida Nekhom nee Volkin perished in the holocaust



Sarah Lulav

Born March 23, 1911
passed away in Afikim 1974


Binyamin Bachmat
Benjamin Bachmat was born in Zilupe, Latvia in 1921 to Aharon. He was a student . During the war he was in the Soviet armed forces. Benjamin was killed in military service in the Soviet armed forces. This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by his brother.

Rakiskis, Dvinsk


Levy Harash
Born in 1921 in Daugavpils, Latvia, he was the secretary of the Zionist youth movement "Folksheim" from 1935 to 1940. After the Soviet occupation he went underground and continued his activities even after WWII. Arrested in 1947 on charges of Zionist activities and the organization of helping Jews from the Soviet Union to escape to Eretz Israel. Sentenced by the tribunal of the MVD (Ministry of Internal Affairs) to 10 years imprisonment plus 5 years in exile, he served his time in Omsk and in Karaganda. Released in 1955 he still had to wait till 1990 to get to Israel.


http://www.givat-brenner.co.il/member.asp?memberID=617 Sonia daughter of Benish and Gitl Nachumovitz was born in Dvinsk in 1907.She grew up in Rakishok.She married Kopel Borodovka ( Barkai) in 1934 after he returned from France where he studid Chemistry. In 1937 They immigrated and came to Givat Brenner. She was a teacher. They had 3 children. She passed away in 1991.



Rivka Pitum (Milstein)
Birth: 1898 
Daugavpils, Latvia
Immediate Family:
Daughter of David Milstein and Basia Milstein 
Wife of Jacob Pitum 
Mother of Basja Pitum; Meische Aron Pitum; Frida Pitum and Jochewed Pitum 
Sister of Meria Shorde; Abram Milstein; Bella Glaser; Benzion Milstein and Morduch Milstein 
Half sister of Braina Milstein 


Morduch and 
Tova Taube Milstein (nee Adler)




Sheina Ackermann nee Graber was born in Aniksht, Lithuania in 1896 to Velve and Frida. She was a housewife and married to Rafael. Prior to WWII she lived in Aniksht, Lithuania. During the war she was in Kowno, Lithuania.

Sheina was murdered in the Shoah.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony  submitted by her daughter, Hinda Kachanovski Akerman


Rafael Ackermann

Rafael Ackermann was born in Daugavpils/ Dvinsk, Latvia in 1894 to David and Hinda nee Schierling. He was a journalist and married to Sheina. Prior to WWII he lived in Aniksht, Lithuania. During the war he was in Kowno, Lithuania.

Rafael was murdered in the Shoah.

This information is based on a Page of Testimony submitted by his daughter, Hinda Kachanovski Akerman



Nina Nekhama Gornitzky (Berlin) 

June 10, 1892
Daugavpils, Latvia
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Immediate Family:
Daughter of Yerukham Ber Berlin and Sarah Berlin
Wife of Israel Gornitzky
Mother of Yeruham Gornitzky; Uriel Gurney and Raphael Gorney
Sister of Leah Bar-Ilan; Zippora (Tzila) Lul?va; Shoshana Frumkin and Shmuel Yosef Berlin


Heshel Shlomo Frumkin, Nina Nekhama Gornitzky, Sarah Berlin, Zippora (Tzila) Lul?va, Shoshana Frumkin, Uri Marom, Leah Bar-Ilan, Tzvia Shamir, Shmuel Yosef Berlin



Zippora (Tzila) Lul?va, Sarah Berlin, Schmuel Lulav, Shmuel Yosef Berlin, Shoshana


Shmuel Yosef Berlin, Raphael Gorney , Israel Gornitzky, Nina Nekhama Gornitzky, Menachem Mendel Lulov, Yeruham Gornitzky, Zippora (Tzila) Lul?va, Schmuel Lulav, Uriel Gurney



Zipora Tzila nee Berlin and Menachem Mendel Lulav


he Berlins of Latvia siblings:
Shmuel Yosef Berlin, Zippora (Tzila) Lul?va, Nina Nekhama Gornitzky, Leah Bar-Ilan, Shoshana Frumkin



Tauba Schlachter (Feldman)


Hirsch Tzvi Feldman
1933 (59-60)
Daugavpils, Latvia