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|Catalog No.||8129||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||Shmuel Peipert with a Jewish boy named Benjamin whom he ransomed from Lithuanians.||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||29490צ||Similar Items|
|Donor||Levinsohn Chaya||Similar Items|
|Donor||Chayat Genia||Similar Items|
|Period||After World War II||Similar Items|
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Shmuel Peipert with a Jewish boy named Benjamin whom he ransomed from Lithuanians.
Shmuel Peipert, born in Krakinovo (now Krekenava), fought in the ranks of the Soviet Red Army. After he was wounded and discharged from the service, he returned to the town of his birth and, finding no one from his family, went to Panevezys. He joined other Red Army soldiers who engaged in raids on gangs of Lithuanian nationalists that among their activities threatened the lives of Holocaust survivors in postwar Lithuania. In 1944, Peipert roamed across Lithuania and ransomed Jewish children whose parents had given them to Lithuanian gentiles for safekeeping.
Peipert was captured by Lithuanian nationalists who cruelly tortured and murdered him, then threw his butchered body down a well in the vicinity of Plunge.
See also: Photo No. 58466 in the GFH Archives. Close