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  K A U N A S,  L I T H U A N I A  
 
 
PRE-WWII PHOTOS - LANDSMEN (OUTDOOR OR ACTIVITIES)  
 
 
 

It is important to document our ancestors and relatives, living full lives, enjoying themselves, smiling, having diversions, and doing everyday activities. To contrast the sad realities of the tragedies that would occur later, and to rebut the misperception many have of the way Jews lived in the Old Country. Kaunas was a major city, and its citizens enjoyed all the fruits of modernity that their era brought to them. I hope to gather as many of these types of photos as possible.

 


 

Chaya Kamenshchik
1926
Kamenshchik surname

 

Chaya Kamenshchik and friend, early 1920's

 

Tolla Aškinazi
(Ted Ashkenazy), on a bike on Laisves Aleja, 1939

 

Milk chocolate bar wrapper from the
Kodimo chocolate company, owned by
Jozef Askinazi

 

Workers inside the Kodimo chocolate factory, ca 1937

 

Tolla Aškinazi (Ted Ashkenazy) playing the piano in his parent's apartment

 

Tolla Aškinazi (Ted Ashkenazy) and friends, in Palanaga (summer vacation spot) on the Baltic Sea, ca 1938

 

Schwabe School, 1931/2
First grade (Mechina Alef)
 [Most identified]

 

Schwabe School, 1931/2
First grade (Mechina Alef)
 Purim Party
[Few identified]

 

Schwabe School, 1931/2
First grade (Mechina Alef)
[Few identified]

 

Schwabe School, 1939
[ID's coming soon]

 

Schwabe School, 1939
[All identified]

 

Schwabe School, 1939
[See a current photo of the Schwabe School]

 

Iser Lev, 1941
In family lore: "The bicycle he escaped on to join the Russian Army." He served in the 16th.

 

Unknown man on
street corner

 

Tsipa-Chava (nee Kulman) Taibel, Mere/Miriam (nee Taibel) Naftalovich, Sora-Chasia (nee Naftalovich) Shnaider, Hirsh Naftalovich, ca 1937

 

Schwabe School, 1939
[See a current photo of the Schwabe School]

 

Iser Lev, 1941
In family lore: "The bicycle he escaped on to join the Russian Army." He served in the 16th.

 

Unknown man on
street corner

 

1930

 

Jewish Athletic Club
Soccer Team, 1925

 

Jewish Athletic Club
1925

 

Jewish Workers Club
1925

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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