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Prof. Chaim Nachman Shapira HY"D

Death: Died
Cause of death: murdered by the Nazis with his wife; Raya and son Itamar age 14
Immediate Family:

Son of Rabbi Avraham Duber Kahana Shapira and Rachel Kahana Shapira
Husband of Raya Shapira
Father of Itamar Shapira
Brother of Noach Shapira; Leon Yeruham Yehudah Leib Yeruham Yehuda Leib Shapira; Sheindel Shapira and Yacov Shapira

Managed by: Eilat Gordin Levitan
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About Prof. Chaim Nachman Shapira HY"D

Performances were given in the ghetto's

Police House, the former building of the Slobodka Yeshiva during the Shoah. They were

coordinated by the ghetto's director of education and culture, the

noted linguist Chaim Nachman Shapiro

Prior to the war he worked at the Department of Semithology at the University of Kaunas

the Great University began its work at the

beginning of 1926 when its Head became Dr. Nachman Shapira. The

Department trained teachers for Jewish schools. In 1932 the decree of

the President of Lithuania conferred to Dr. N. Shapira a degree of the

Associate professor. N. Shapira was a prominent scholar. He wrote a

lot of scientific articles, several monographs. His "Modern Hebrew

Literature" (I part) was simultaneously published in Kaunas and Tel

Aviv (in 1940). The second edition was published in already

independent Israel in 1967. November 25

During the Shoah The Education Office was established under direction of cultural leader

Chaim Nachman Shapiro. Shapiro also launches a secret archival project

and encourages artists and writers to begin documentary efforts.

linguist Chaim Nachman Shapiro and his family were killed at Fort IX

after being led to believe they were to have safe passage to

Switzerland. 1943 December 2

Shapiro Khaim

Khaim Shapiro was born in Russia (USSR) in 1900 to Avraham and Rakhel. He was an university professor and married. Prior to WWII he lived in Kowno, Lithuania. Khaim perished in 1942 in Kowno, Ghetto. This information is based on a Page of Testimony (displayed on left).by his sister in law

About Prof. Chaim Nachman Shapira HY"D (עברית)

חיים נחמן (תרנ"ה-תש"ד) - ת"ח ומלומד. למד באוניברסיטת וינה בלשנות שמית ופילוסופיה וב-1925 קיבל את תארו האקדמי. מאותה שנה מרצה ללשונות שמיות באוניברסיטת קובנה עד 1940. כל השנים בפעילות ציונית בליטא. הד"ר חיים נחמן, אשתו רעיה, ובנם, איתמר, בן הארבע עשרה, הוצאו להורג במהלך חודש כסלו תש"ד.

הד"ר חיים נחמן, אשתו רעיה, ובנם, איתמר, בן הארבע עשרה, הוצאו להורג במהלך חודש כסלו תש"ד.