Dr. Elkhanan Elkes (Elkis) (1879 - 1944) MP

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Birthplace: Kalvarija municipality, Mariampole Region, Lithuania
Death: Died in Dachau, Oberbayern, Bavaria, Germany
Cause of death: Murderd by the NAZIS
Occupation: Physican
Managed by: Pam Karp
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About Dr. Elkhanan Elkes (Elkis)

Dr Elchanan Elkes was a doctor, a leading Zionist , and appointed the Chairman of the Jewish Council in Kovno on 5 August 1941. One of the three lawyers who helped Dr Elkes in his work recalled, " Never in the Kovno Ghetto was a Jew handed over by the Gestapo". Such was the reputation of Dr Elkes who was also to give active help to Jews in the ghetto who wished to train in the use of arms, to escape to the partisans, and to provide the partisans with equipment.

The Holocaust - Martin Gilbert, page 181


Letters to my kids - by his son Joel Elkes



Pages of Testimony : Yad Vashem

Last Name: Elkis First Name: Elchanan First Name: Elkhanan Title: DR. Father's First Name: Yisrael Father's First Name: Meir Mother's First Name: Sara Gender: Male Date of Birth: 1879 Place of Birth: Kalvaria, Kalvarija, Lithuania Marital Status: MARRIED Spouse's First Name: Miriam Spouse's Maiden Name: Malbin Permanent Place of Residence: Kowno, Kaunas, Lithuania Profession: PHYSICIAN Place during the war: Kowno, Ghetto Place of Death: Dachau, Camp Date of Death: 1944 Type of material: Page of Testimony Submitter's Last Name: Elkis Submitter's First Name: Miriam Relationship to victim: WIFE Item ID: 489479

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Kalvarija municipality, Mariampole Region, Lithuania
October 17, 1944
Age 65
Dachau, Oberbayern, Bavaria, Germany