Rochl-Rakhel Merkin-Markin

According to rebbetsin Khaye Ausband (née Bloch), her mother succeeded in smuggling Rochl’s young brother, Hirsch Merkin-Markin (his name is on the Lithuanian Name project list) into the girls ghetto dressed up as a girl, but the boy continued secretly to put his tefilin (phylacteries).
See class photograph.



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