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 KAMENSHCHIK
 DON
 NEMENCHINSKI

 
     
  K A U N A S,  L I T H U A N I A  
 
 
 
DEM GREENEHBERG - ŽALIAKALNIS  
 
 

Dem Greeneh Berg (Yiddish) - Žaliakalnis (Lithuanian) - Zelyonaya Gora (Russian) -
The Green Hill (English)

.... are all names used to describe a hillside area of East Central Kaunas. It is near Downtown Kaunas, just a bit to the north and east of there. The word "berg" or "barg" in Yiddish means " "mountain" or "hill." Many Jews, including a large part of my family, lived there.

Žemaičiu Street is one of the main ones in this area, a cross street running SW-NE, from Independence Square, in the direction of the Neris River.

Very large version available by contacting me.
I have a print copy of this entire map and can zoom in by scan, and show much more detail,
on specific sections of Zaliakalnis, which also covers a larger area than that shown above.

Cemetery - There is a cemetery on the hill. Some reports state it is in a state of neglect, with many tombstones overturned. Need information as to its exact location.

Please contact me with details and/or photos.

     
 
DEM GREENEH BERG - THE KAMENSHCHIK FAMILY  
 
 
 

Many members of my Kamenshchik family lived on the Greeneh Berg. Nechemya Zvi (Chaimas Girsas in Lithuanian) Kamenshchik was a baker, and served breads and foodstuffs to the Russian Army during the First World War. He lived on Žemaičiu Street.

I have extensive information on Kamenshchik's all throughout Kaunas, including on the families of the spouses. Additional surnames connected to Kamenshchik's are: Beliay, Gerszensohn, Rom, (others to be added)

If anyone knows or knew any Kamenshchik's from Kaunas, please contact me

Chaya Kamenshchik
ca 1915

 

Chaya Kamenshchik
1926

 

Chaya Kamenshchik
1928

 

Kamenshchik Children
ca 1917

 

Hillel Kamenshchik
ca 1915

 

Kamenshchik - Peshkes Family, ca 1939

 

Kamenshchik - Rom Family at Purim Dinner 1939

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
Photos to be added soon

Chaim Hersh (Nehemya Zvi) Kamenshchik
(Various)

 
Photos to be added soon

Chana (nee Don) Kamenshchik
(Various)

 
Photos to be added soon

Hillel Kamenshchik
(Various)

 
Photos to be added soon

More Kamenshchik Family and cousins

 
Photo to be added soon

At the Cemetery

 
Photo to be added soon

At the Cemetery

 
Photo to be added soon

At the Cemetery

 
Photos to be added soon

Passport Photos

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
     
 
DEM GREENEH BERG - THE ŽALIAKALNIS FUNICULAR  
 
 
 

Žaliakalnis Funicular was launched for operation on July 1931 in the very center of the City, at the end of A. Mickevičius Street. The lower station was built nearby V. Putvinskis Street, and the upper one – at the crossroad of Auſra and Žemaičiai Street. The distance between the stations is 150 meters. Two vans of the Funicular can lift 70 passengers at the same time.

On November 30, 1996, Žaliakalnis Funicular was designated as a cultural landmark of significance, having historical, technological and architectural value.

Station

 

View down the hill

 

View down the hill

 

View down the hill

 

Side view

 

Station

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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