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Chana Matz

Female 1925 - 1941  (16 years)


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  • Name Chana Matz 
    Born 1925  Kalvaria, Marijampole, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Holocaust In 1939 the Germans deported 2,400 Jews from the Suwalk province of Poland to the border of Lithuania and 800 of these were absorbed and taken care of by the residents of Kalvarija. 

    When Lithuania became part of the Soviet republic in June 1940 factories in the hands of Jews were taken over and put in the hands of Komisars. Supplies were limited and prices rose. The middle class which was mostly Jewish was the hardest hit. Jewish youth movements were abolished and the Communist youth movement made great efforts in enlisting youth. Hebrew educational institutes were closed. 

    On 22 June 1941, the first day of the war between Germany and Soviet Russia, the Germans entered Kalvarija. On the 1st of July the Lithuanian police proclaimed that all Jews were obligated to wear the Yellow Star patch, and that they were forbidden to walk on the sidewalks. Jews were taken to work at hard labor and on the way to work and back they were humiliated while the Lithuanian population watched. At the beginning of July 90 people, Lithuanian communists, Jewish intellectuals, and others were brought in to the hotel"Zdarouvitz". There they were beaten, tortured for several days.On the 5th of July they were brought to the banks of lake Orios, about 2 km from the city, where they were shot and buried. 

    On Shabbat 30th of August all the remaining Jews where evacuated to the barracks in Marionpole, under the pretense of being sent to the ghetto there. All their belongings where left at the Synagogue and in their empty carts the Jews were transported. All in all there were 8600 Jews in the Barracks. 

    On 1st of Sept. 1941 they were all brought to the banks of river Sheshupe and there near pre dug pits they were shot and buried. The Lithuanian police and shot later caught some that managed to escape. After they had rid themselves of the Jews the locals, at the head the Priest proceeded in destroying all the Jewish shops that were in the vicinity of the church and with their bricks built a wall around it.   [1
    Holocaust Victim
    Residence Kalvaria, Marijampole, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Sep 1941  Kalvaria, Marijampole, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11577  Blank Family
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2010 

    Mother Sarah Borek,   b. Abt 1901, Suwalki, Bialystok, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1941, Kalvaria, Marijampole, Lithuania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Family ID F7958  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1925 - Kalvaria, Marijampole, Lithuania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Kalvaria, Marijampole, Lithuania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Sep 1941 - Kalvaria, Marijampole, Lithuania Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Kalvarija, Lithuania
    Kalvarija, Lithuania

    Holocaust Records
    Page of Testimony of Chana Matz
    Page of Testimony of Chana Matz

  • Sources 
    1. [S517] http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Kalvarija/Kalvarija.html#bibliography, Jewishgen.org.


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