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Shpizel's family story

 Shpizel, Motl
 Shpizel, Isaak
 Shpizel,  Boris


Shpizel's was a big and well known family in Kupel.


Isaak Shpizel, photo of 1946. Served in a Soviet Army in a war time, retired in 1947.

Исаак Шпизель, фото 1946 года.  Служил в армии, демобилизовался в 1947. Работал в Хмельницком в облпотребсоюзе.




Motl Shpizel, father of the family, photo of 1930s. Worked in a Jewish kolkhoz. Ukrainian policemen shot him to death along with his wife Etya and 2 brothers Zyama and Isroel in 1944 in two weeks before Kupel liberation. Two old Ukrainians, husband and wife , who hid them in heroical attempt to safe their lifes, were also murdered by policemen.

Мотл Шпизель. Фото 30х годов. Расстрелян шуцманами в Купеле за две недели до прихода Советской Армии. С ним расстреляли его жену Этю и братьев Зяму и Срулика. Старики украинцы, муж и жена, которые их прятали, также были расстреляны.  



Boris Shpizel (1920 – 1977) – one spared (by serving in the Soviet Army in the War time) member of the big family, all murdered in Kupel (including his father Motl Shpizel), came into Kupel in 1945 to find smoked ruins of his family house. One Ukrainian woman told him that another woman named Marynya, got his family cow when his relatives were murdered. It was a very good milky cow.

So Boris went to that Marynya and found his cow. The cow recognized him right away and started to scream and tried to get out of her stall. Boris talked to the cow and pet her and she calmed down. Marynya broke into tears at that point and then paid Boris 8000 rubles for this cow.

 Борис Шпизель, (1920 – 1977)

Фото 1946 года.  Во время войны служил в армии, лейтенант, артиллерист. 900 дней был на Пулковских высотах под Ленинградом. Вся его семья погибла в Купеле. После войны работал бухгалтером.