Item 197_Gitta_usdin_001 - Gitta Usdin and Usdin Family, "Latvia, circa 1927"

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Gitta Usdin and Usdin Family, "Latvia, circa 1927"

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Photograph of family members of the Chlavin/Hlawin family. It was taken in Latvia, circa 1927. The family originally lived in Piedruja and then moved to Riga. Siska Chlavin and Slawa Chlavin (nee Dorin) (1860-1941) had 6 children - Tewel Josel Chlavin (1888-1970), Rocha Plokchin (nee Chlavin) (1891-1944), Faibusch Chlavin (1893-1941), Feiga Chlavin born in 1896, Mascha Kagan (nee Chlavin) (1904-1974), and Gitta Usdin (nee Chlavin) (1909-1984). Many family members perished in the Holocaust. Some managed to flee to the USSR and returned to Riga after the war. Photographed in the middle row from left to right: Feibusch Chlavin (1893-1941), his wife Hanna Chlavin (nee Schein) (1893-1941), unknown, Slawa Chlavin (nee Dorin) (1860-1941), Gitta Usdin (nee Chlavin), unknown. Photographed In the back row from left to right are Mascha Kagan (nee Chlavin) (1904-1974), Rocha Chlavin (nee Schliom) (1889-1959), and Tewel Josel Chlavin (1888-1970). Source: JewishGen All Russia 1897 Census Piedruja and Jews of Latvia: A project: Names and Fates 1941-1945.

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Unless otherwise stated the copyright of all material on the Jewish DiGittal Archive Project resides with the South African Jewish Museum.

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