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Kurenets
  BELARUS

THE PHARMACIST
Kurenets, Belarus

cir 1930

Schneerson  (from the Chabad-Lubavitch family, with Emma Alperovitz
and an unknown worker at the Schneerson Pharmacy (Apteyk).
 

The Schneerson family initially survived the massacre of the Kurenitzer Jews on 9 Sep 1942, since the local residents needed a pharmacist. At that point, they were the only Jews in Kurenets (Kurenitz) who were not in hiding, and they helped many Jews and partisans. They knew that soon they would be killed, and they had planned to run away. But the partisans asked them to stay a little longer. As a result, with the exception of one son, they were all killed. Emma, shown above, emigrated to Israel (then Palestine), where she married Zalman Zivony. She and Zalman founded one of the first pharmacies in Tel Aviv, thanks to her experience at the Schneerson Pharmacy of Kurenets.

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