Emanuel and Rusa Judelman lived in Skud, Lithuania. The town numbered about five thousand people at that time, many of whom were involved in the shoe-making trade. The Judelmans ran a leather shop that sold shoe uppers, and they were quite prosperous. From a Russian point of view, Rusa Judelman’s […]

Emanuel Manne and Rusa Judelman
אמנואל מן ורעסע יודלמן


There were about three hundred Jewish families in Skud. The Jews had shops and hotels; the Lithuanians were mainly farmers. Hirsch first had a shop and then a factory. He also had a farm with a big lake. He used to export grain. Hirsch went to shul three times a […]

Hirsch and Ella Judelman
צבי הירש ועלקה יודלמן


Isaac Yudelman was born in Skud, Lithuania in 1850 and came to South Africa in 1899 with his 2 sons, Israel (age 19) and Joe (called Yudel, age 17). Isaac had married Etty Duchen, and there is no record of when she and their daughters, Tilly, Olga (called Alta) and […]

Isaac Yudelman
יצחק יודלמן




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יהודה ליב היה נשוי לחיינה. חיינה נפטרה בלידתה השביעית. נותרו מצאצאים אלו רק בת אחת בחיים, רחל/ג’ני. הבת עזבה לארצות הברית. אשתו השנייה של יהודה ליב הייתה רחל-לאה ולהם היו ארבע ארבעה ילדים – שלמה, שושנה, בן ציון ומתוקה. שלושה מתוכם עלו לארץ ישראל ממניעים ציוניים שם הקימו משפחות ושם […]

Yehuda Leib Judelman
יהודה לייב יודלמן




Ress (Resy) was one of the oldest of the Judelman children. On the way to South Africa, Ress, Alec and Issie went to Memel and visited Paula Merkel, a cousin of theirs. They met a family by the name of Golden. Leo Golden had a shoe store. He knew the […]

Ress Golden (Judelman)
רעסע גולדן – יודלמן


Issie was born in Skud, and according to his naturalization papers his date of birth was May 11, 1901. However, we think he was older than that; possibly born before the end of the century. At that time, many people falsified their ages for fear of being drafted into the […]

Issie Judelman
ישראל יודלמן


Louis was born in Skud in 1896, the eldest of 6 brothers. Louis left Skud in 1913 with his aunt Rochel Paglin (his mother, Ella’s, sister)and her five daughters: Agnes, Ettie, Bessie, Frieda and Ada before World War l (1912 or 1914). This was when his youngest brother, Sydney, was […]

Louis Judelman
יהודה לייב יודלמן



Alec arrived in South Africa in 1922. Somehow there was a connection to Louis Leftin; it is said that he gave Alec a job or papers. Alec worked on the diamond mines as a runner. He was about 22 at that time. He would run a distance for the owner […]

Alec Judelman
אליהו יודלמן



Max Judelman left Lithuania, age 19, and traveled by ship through Southampton, arriving in Cape Town, South Africa in 1926. He arrived on the Witwatersrand and started off working for a cousin of his mother’s, Harry Sneech. He later worked on the diamond diggings in Lichtenburg where he staked a […]

Max Judelman
מנחם מנדל יודלמן



Rachel Rocha Judelman was born in 1906. She married Harry Kaplan in 1936 and lived in Riga. They had two children born in 1937 and 1940. She was killed in Alta Hill in 1941.

Rochel Judelman
רחל יודלמן


Menacheman ben Tzvi (Mannie) Judelman passed away in Johannesburg, South Africa, on October 14, 1996, which corresponds to 1 MarCheshvan 5757. His date of birth in Skud, Lithuania, is less certain; he told his family that his mother had falsified his birth certificate to help him evade being drafted into […]

Mannie Judelman
מנחם מן יודלמן


Sydney was born in Lithuania on June 5, 1912. He studied dentistry for two years before coming to South Africa. He bought property with a partner by the name of Jack Simon. The property was on Johannesburg Road, Lyndhurst. It was a township which they named Dorelan after Jack’s daughter […]

Sydney Judelman
ישעיהו שייקע יודלמן



שלמה יודלמן (לימים בן יהודה) נולד ב־29.2.1912. כילד למד שלמה כמה שנים ב”חדר” ואחר כך בבית ספר עברי. עם ההתעוררות הכללית של הנוער היהודי בליטא קמה תנועת “החלוץ” כתנועה המונית, ושלמה היה בין מייסדי הסניף בעיירתו. בשנת 1931, בהיותו כבן 19, יצא להכשרה באחוזה חקלאית ליד מֶמֶל (עיר הנמל של […]

Shlomo Judelman
שלמה יודלמן


חנה נולדה בברלין ב 22 לינואר שנת 1922, בת לשמעון לייב יודלמן ולאטל (ייטה) לבית צינמן, אחות לרות, אחותה הבכורה שנספתה בשואה. עם עליית היטלר לשלטון, התפזרה המשפחה וחנה עברה לפראג שם הצטרפה לתנועת השומר הצעיר. ב1939, יחד עם קבוצת נערות חניכות תנועת הנוער, עלתה לישראל והגיעה לנהלל. בשנים 1939-1942 […]

Chana Yanai (Judelman)
חנה (יודלמן) ינאי


Benzion was born in Skud on 14th May 1921. He was the second of three sons born to Judel (Julius) and Mintze Judelman. The family had a general store in Mooiplaas, a small town outside Pretoria, which had a house attached where the family lived for a while. Benchie took […]

Benchie Ben Judelman
בן יודלמן



Hennach Judelman came to South Africa at the age of five with his mother, Minsa and two older brothers Lazar and Ben in 1930 to join their father Judel who had come before them in Mooiplaas outside Pretoria. Mooiplaas was very isolated and in their early years they did not […]

Hennach Judelman


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Lazar was born in 1919 in Skoudas, Lithuania. In 1931, at the age of 12, he came to South Africa with his parents to live in Mooiplaas. He went to school in Pretoria.  He studied Electrical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Lazar joined the South African […]

Lazar Judelman
לזר יודלמן


Judel (Julius, Yehuda) Judelman was born in Skoudas, Lithuania on 1 May 1881. In 1906, at age 25, he received his Electrical Engineering diploma at the Technikum Elektra Polytechnic Institute in Berlin. Judel married Minnie Fisher from Riga in 1918 and their three boys were born in Skud, Lithuania. Lazar […]

Judel Judelman
יודל יודלמן



שרה-רבקה נולדה 1919 ב-יאלוק. כשהתחתנה, גרה ב-קרטינגה. היו לה 2 ילדים קטנים. בשואה הם חיו בגטו קובנה. בת שלה, רינה ברנשטיין- גיליס נולדה ב-29 פברואר 1942 בגטו קובנה Kaunas . בגיל שנה וחצי היא נזרקה מהגטו בשק של כביסה מלוכלכת ונאספה בידי המחתרת היהודית בקובנה ואז נמסרה לאישה נוצרייה(בשם רֵנָטֵה) […]

Sara Rivka Bernstein (Judelman)
שרה רבקה יודלמן – ברנשטיין


אידה ברנשטיין-לב נולדה ב-יאלוק במארס 1910. היא הייתה שם בתנועת ‘הצופים’ ואיתם יצאה למחנה הכשרה ציוני ב-קלייפדה(מֶמֶל) ומשם עלתה ב-1935 עם קבוצת חלוצים ל-פלשתינה-לקבוצת כנרת.משם עברה ל-תל אביב ועבדה במשק חקלאי. היא התחתנה ביולי 1940 עם לוי לב והם גרו ב-תל אביב.אז היא עבדה כמטפלת של ילדי הרופא שיילד את […]

Ida Bernstein (Judelman)
אידה יודלמן – ברנשטיין


Rivka, born on 10 May 1924, also referred to by her friends as Rebecca or Rita. She grew up in a secular Zionist environment in Libau, now called Liepaja, a port city on the Latvian Baltic Sea. She was fluent in German, Yiddish and Hebrew. Her father Eliahu Dimant passed […]

Rivka Tuchman (Dimant)
רבקה תוכמן – דימנט



משפחת ברנשטיין היתה מהעיירה שקוד ,ליטא. אטה יודלמן –ברנשטיין נולדה שם ב- 1886. התחתנה שם ב-1908 עם יעקב-מאיר ברנשטיין, ומשם הם עברו לכפר הליטאי יאלוק- ILAKIAI היא היתה עקרת-בית. בזמן השואה נשלחה לגטו קובנה. הומתה עם כל משפחתה במצודת-Fort-9` ‘ בקובנה, בשנת 1943 . יעקב –מאיר ברנשטיין, נולד בשקוד ב-1886. […]

Ette Bernstein (Judelman)
אטה יודלמן –ברנשטיין


יצחק בן יהודה (פריק) נולד בדרום אפריקה בשנת 1927 לשמואל ומילי יודלמן. בדרום אפריקה השתייך פריק לתנועת “הבונים”, ובמסגרתה גם עלה לארץ בשנת 1948. את סיפור הגעתו למעין-ברוך סיפר פריק ב-1980 בעלון הקיבוץ: “עליתי ב-21.348, הייתי חודש אצל אחי (בנצ’י [בן-ציון] יודלמן [ידין])בשדמות דבורה… ההוראה של תנועת הבונים, אליה הייתי […]

Isaac Frik Ben Yehuda
יצחק פריק בן יהודה


Ben-Zion (Benchie) was born on September 9, 1919 in Koppies (the 14th day of Elul) and named after his paternal grandfather, although he was officially registered as Bernard Judelman. Benchie was almost 9 and Isaac 16 months old when they lost their father and Millie never remarried. They moved back […]

Ben-Tzion Yadin (Judelman)
בן ציון ידין



Samuel (Shmuel Sroel) married Millie, the younger of two Gentin daughters from Bloemfontein in 1918, with whom he was madly in love judging by the love letters he sent her. They had 3 sons. Ben-Zion (Benchie) was born on September 9, 1919 in Koppies (the 14th day of Elul) and […]

Samuel Judelman
שמואל יודלמן


Henry fought in the 2nd World war, a soldier in the SA army. His home was filled with a great deal of chinese furniture and pictures which he had a passion for. When Henry was demobilised, he and the other soldiers were allocated 3 areas to choose from to purchase […]

Henry Leftin


Becky was the only daughter of Mr Max Leftin. She married Abe son of Mr & Mrs Aryeh Strous (shtrashuner). The ceremony was performed in the Berea Synagogue. The unterfierers were Mr & Mrs Louis Leftin. The reception was at the Phylencha Hall. Becky always related stories telling how poor […]

Rebekka Strous (Leftin)
רבקה לפטין – שטרוס



שושנה יודלמן, היתה חברה בתנועת הנוער החלוץ (תנועה מיסודו של טרומפלדור שמטרתה להכשיר את הנוער באירופה טרם עלייתם ארצה בחקלאות ובמלאכות כפיים אחרות) והייתה חברה גם היא בקיבוץ העירוני ממל (קבוצת קלוזמילען “פנגרין”). היא עלתה ארצה ב- 1932 ממניעים ציוניים, והצטרפה לאחיה שלמה שהיה כבר בארץ. לאחר מכן הצטרף אליהם […]

Shoshana Yaul
שושנה יאול


בן-ציון (בנצק’ה) נולד בד” אייר תרע”ד (22.4.1914 ). והיה צעיר הילדים. מגיל שש למד ב”חדר” : עברית, חומש, חשבון, מלאכה וציור .לאחר שנה עבר לבי”ס יהודי לבנים ואחר כך לגימנסיה. לאחר שנה בגימנסיה, נקרא לעזור להורים ,עקב מצבם הכלכלי הקשה. בגיל 12 החל ללמוד תפירת נעליים ולעבוד, במשך ארבע שנים […]

Bentzion Judelman
בן-ציון יודלמן


שמעון ליאו עבר לגור בברלין, גרמניה אחרי שהתחתן עם אטל (ייטה) יודלמן (לבית צינמן). אחרי השואה הוא הגיע לישראל יחד עם אשתו ייטה, והתגורר תחילה בקבוץ עין דור. לאחר מכן עבר לחיפה, שם נפטרה ייטה. בת 62 במותה, בשנת 1958. בשנות חייו המאוחרות התחתן בשנית עם אירמה (מרים) לבית צנטנר […]

Shimon Leo Judelman
שמעון ליאו יודלמן



Jenny lived her teen years with her father and stepmom and their kids. He owned a store and he would send Jenny as a teenager to buy items in Germany for the store. She spoke several languages, Jenny came to New York by herself, got a job in the garment […]

Jenny Kubitsky
חיינה יודלמן קוביצקי


Olga Yudelman was born in Skud Lithuania in 1886. She was known by many names; Olga, Judith, Alta, Yehudis. When she immigrated to South Africa, she was given the task of protecting a ‘Torah’ which was destined for the Plumstead Shule. On the 1st March 1910, Olga married Hyman Chaim […]

Olga (Alta) Yudelman
אולגה אלטה יודלמן


When Israel arrived in Cape town they settled in Maitland. In a horse and cart they travelled down the Peninsula to Simonstown surveying locations where they could set up a business. They then went to Plumstead, and persuaded a fellow who was making, bottling and selling vinegar, to move his […]

Israel Yudelman
ישראל יודלמן



Solly travelled from Latvia to South Africa when still a boy in around 1900. He set up a general store in Johannesburg and eventually set up a liquor store right in the heart of Hillbrow, Johannesburg, known as Burke’s bottle store. He and Tilly lived at Circle court in Johannesburg

Tilly and Solly Duchen


Judel Joe Yudelman came to SA in 1904. He worked in the family business in Plumstead with his father and his brother, Israel. In 1947 Judel retired and then devoted himself to his family and various interests. Living in Muizenberg, a popular seaside resort, meant lots of visitors during the […]

Yudel Joe Yudelman
יודל יודלמן


Rene` was born in Johannesburg, on the 17th March, 1918, to Jack and Marion Miller-nee Green. She and her five siblings grew up on a farm near Ladybrand, in the Free State. They were schooled in Ladybrand. She then went to Wits, where she became a teacher. She met and […]

Harry Wolfsohn
צבי משה וולפסון



Ethel Wolfsohn was born on the 8th August, 1912 in Cape Town to Olga Wolfsohn (Yudelman) and Hyman Chaim Wolfsohn. After completing her schooling, Ethel studied and taught music. She met and married Gabriel Peimer on the 21st March, 1941 at the Muizenberg Hebrew Congregation. Gabriel was the eldest son […]

Ethel Peimer (Wolfsohn)
אסתר פיימר – וולפסון


Isaac Wolfsohn was a brilliant man, revered by those who knew him and those who knew of him. He graduated as a doctor at the University of Cape Town (after being lured away from the “law” application line… he would have been a judge he always said) He was a […]

Isaac Wolfsohn
יצחק וולפסון


Leo, was born in Johannesburg in 1928 and was rather precocious, going to Wits University to study medicine when still very young. He met, Myra Tannenbaum, through her brother Arnold, with whom he was at school. They were married in 1951, when Myra was just 19, and Michael was born […]

Leo Duchen



Ancy Michaelowsky was the daughter of Isaac Yudelman with his second wife, Chiah Sive. Ancy married Elia Michaelowsky on 12 January 1927. They had two sons Isaac and Aubrey.

Ancy (Nancy) Michaelowsky (Judelman)