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Jack Kaplan (Kapilevich)

Russian: янкель капилевич, Hebrew: יעקב בן שמועל קאפילוויץ
Also Known As: "Jacob S. Kaplan"
Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Logoysk, Minsk, Belarus
Death: 1977 (81)
River Vale, NJ, USA (Old Age)
Place of Burial: Paramus, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Shmuel Kapilevich and Doba Kapilevich (Kugel)
Husband of Rachel Kaplan
Father of Ava Brown (Kaplan) and Linda Rosebud Abrams Given
Brother of Harry Koplowitz; Chaim Kapilevich; Meisel Kapilevich; Morduch Max Kapilevich; Zelig Kapilevich and 4 others

Managed by: Adam Robert Brown
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About Jack Kaplan

During the famous WWI Battle of the Meuse-Argonne, Jack, a 22-year old combat engineer was exhausted after four days of shelling and rain, and became separated from his unit. He lay down in the straw of a barn at the edge of the battlefield, and soon fell into a sound sleep.

Suddenly, Jack's long-dead grandfather Lipa appeared to Jack in a dream, and exclaimed:

Translated: Jacob! Get up! Get up!)

Jack, startled, jumped up and raced out of the barn. Within seconds, a German shell made a direct hit on the barn, obliterating it. Jack lived to tell the story to his daughter Bea, who in turn passed it on to her children and grandchildren.

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About יעקב בן שמועל קאפילוויץ (עברית)

!יאַנקעלע! גיין אַרויף (Yankele, Gayn Aroyf!) -

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Jack Kaplan's Timeline

1895
November 10, 1895
Logoysk, Minsk, Belarus
1920
April 22, 1920
Age 24
New York, New York, United States
1925
May 22, 1925
Age 29