Prominent Lithuanian Jews Located in Siberia

A number of prominent Lithuanian Jews whose whereabouts have been unknown for a long time, are safe in Siberia to where they were evacuated by the Soviet authorities, according to information received by the Polish Jewish Refugee Fund here.

The list which reached the fund includes the names of Dr. Joel Brutzkus, brother of Dr. Julius Brutzkus, and former principal of the Kaunas Hebrew Gymnasium; Dr. Benjamin Berger, chief physician of the Bikur Cholim Hospital in Kaunas and Vice-Chairman of the Zionist Central Committee in Lithuania, Boris Bernstein, General Manager of the Lithuanian Commercial Bank and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the daily “Yiddishe Stimme;” Benzion Brudni, General Manager of the Union of Jewish Co-operative Banks in Lithuania; Captain Bergstein, Chairman of the Jewish War Veterans Association; Dr. Isaac Dubrovitch, Chairman of the Jewish State Party; Dr. Leib Heshelson, Vice-Chairman of the Party; Rabbi Hojptstodt; Dr. Isaac Levitan, Chairman of the General Zionists Group A and chief of the gynecological department of the Kaunas Jewish Hospital; as well as three members of the Zionist Central Committee, Nissan Misler, Meyer Kanterowicz, and Leon Cernes.

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