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JUZEF TUNKEWICZ, a Russian farmer saved the lives of at least 10 Jews and did so without seeking payment. In his farmhouse, he gave refuge to Jews from the village of Kobylnik (renamed Narach), near Vilna, in what is now Belarus. He brought food and milk to the house in the Kobylnik ghetto where Ann Jaffe of Wilmington grew up. Tunkewicz was not a religious man. In a region in which almost everyone attended church, he was conspicuous for his lack of attendance, but he was known for helping poor people. When asked by Mrs. Jaffe’s father, David Swirski, why he risked his life to bring them food, Tunkewicz replied: “It’s only my wife and me; it’s only our lives that I’m taking a chance with, and I do it willingly to fight the beasts.” Juzef Tunkewicz died of natural causes in Belarus in 1967.

From: Shirley Sapire <shirlsap@g.....com>
Date: Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 5:13 AM
Subject: Todres and Chodosh families from Kobylnik.
To: egl.comments@gmail.com

I am looking for any information about the Todres and Chodosh families from Kobylnik.  My father was Noach Todres - his parents were Arye Leib Todres and Sarah Chodosh.  I have a few photos but would like to have any further information about the families.
Kind Regards,
Shirley Todres Sapire. (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Shane Weksler nee Todres was born in Kobylnik in 1916 to Arie and Sara nee Khadash. She was married to Schneur. Weksler. She perished in the Vilna ghetto another picture of her(she is standing) http://www.eilatgordinlevitan.com/kobylnik/kob_pix/kob_front/030817_21_b.gif  

Yehudit nee Todres the wife of Shaul Kaplan perished in the Vilna ghetto. She was born to Arye Leib Todres and Sara nee Chodes

Could you possibly send me a better resolution picture # 14 from the Kobylnik website. I think the person standing there with the small baby in white is my grandmother, dr. Natalia Dubowska who had a medical practice in Kobylnik, 1930-40.
I would appreciate your response. Tom Inglot
Tomasz Inglot, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Department of Government
Morris Hall 207A
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN 56001

email: tinglot@mnsu.edu