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Gitl Perelman (Glaser), my greatgrandmother. Murdered on May 5, 1942 in Kupel.jpg

Street map of the Kupel the Shtetl, part 1

Street map of the Kupel the Shtetl, part 1

Street map of the Kupel the Shtetl was created by Chaim Beider, Abram Udler and Cilya Derman in 1970-80. When they came to Kupel after the war, there was no shtetl anymore. All Jewish homes, shops, barns were destroyed, disassembled and used in Ukrainian households in order to prevent survivors return to Kupel. So kupelians, who survided the war fighting Germans in the Russian Army, or working on some plants in Siberia, they wanted to remember their birthplace, which they still loved, and they created a Map.

Street map of Jewish Kupel, part 2

Street map of Jewish Kupel, part 2

On this part of the map three cemeteries are shown: Polish in the top right corner, Jewish on the left and ukrainian in the middle. Also there is an ambulatory on top right, and a theater on the top left part of the map.  Map was created by kupelians Chaim Beider, Abram Udler and Cilya Derman.

Tombstone in a Polish cemetery, Kupel, 2005. Laura Kandro photo

Tombstone in a Polish cemetery, Kupel, 2005. Laura Kandro photo

Laura Kandro made a trip to Kupel in 2005. There used to be a big Polish community as well,

a lot of Poles were deported to Kazakhstan in 1930th by Stalin's regime, almost all the rest

Poles got persecuted in 1943-1944 by Ukrainian nationalists,  just right after the Jews.

As you can see on street map of Kupel, Polish cemetery was on the east side of the shtetl, close to Jewish cemetery.

Gozef Gofman, Aleks Lizen, Abram Udler and Gregory Derman , September 1982, Kupel, Jewish cemetery. 40 years after pogrom.

Gozef Gofman, Aleks Lizen, Abram Udler and Gregory Derman , September 1982, Kupel, Jewish cemetery. 40 years after pogrom.

Kupelians Gozef Gofman, Aleks Lizen, Abram Udler and Gregory Derman , September 1982, Kupel, Jewish cemetery. 40 years after pogrom.

There are Ukrainian women standing nearby, they were in Kupel in the war time, saw everything, remember everyone.

Gitl Perelman - Glaser

Gitl Perelman - Glaser

     Gitl Perelman was born in 1885 in Vishgorodok, Ternopol gubernia, in the family of a rich (by the Kupel standards) merchant. Her mothers name was Pearl. It was arranged marriage between Gitl and Itzhak Meir, but after the wedding they have fell in love and had 8 children, the first of whom was Bertha, my grandmother. Grandma told me, that she often noticed in the morning that parents' wooden bed was disbanded.

Gitl and Pearl Glaser

Gitl and Pearl Glaser

There is front and back side of the photos.

На этой странице - фотографии Гитл Перельман (Глейзер), жены раввина Ицика Глейзера и ее дочери Полины (Перл), а также оборотная сторона фотографий.

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