Home
   Under Reconstruction!
Object Alone

Obj. ID: 52617
Jewish Funerary Art
  Monument to the Rubin Family at the Mass Grave in the Jewish Cemetery in Zilupe, Latvia, 1970s(?)

© Vladimir Levin, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 2023

Memorial Name

No official name

Who is Commemorated?

Four members of the Rubin Family who perished in the Holocaust and were reinterred here.

Description:

The monument stands at the mass grave, on the left of the main stele (see here). It is a granite stele, bearing the Star of David with the letters פ"נ and inscriptions in Hebrew and Russian.

Inscription

Hebrew

רובין
ישראל אליהו
גיטה
אפרים יעקב
העניע

Translation: Rubin, Israel Eliyahu, Gita, Efreim Yaakov, Henie.

Russian:

В память семейства
РУБИН
1941

Translation: In memory of the Rubin Family, 1941.

Commissioned by

Surviving members of the Rubin Family

Summary and Remarks

2 image(s)

sub-set tree:

Name/Title
Monument to the Rubin Family at the Mass Grave in the Jewish Cemetery in Zilupe | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Date
1970s (?)
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Iconographical Subject
Textual Content
Languages of inscription
Shape / Form
Material / Technique
Granite
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance

The German troops arrived in Zilupe on July 5, 1941. The first murder of Jewish men took place at the end of July 1941, near the village of Rakšina. In late August or early September 1941, all remaining Jews of Zilupe were collected in the market square, on the pretext of their transfer to Ludza. Groups of 10-15 people were taken to the road leading to Ludza and shot dead near the village of Zabolocki.

It is not known who, besides the Rubin Family, was reinterred in this grave in the Jewish cemetery and when the monument was erected.

Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources

"Holocaust Memorial Places in Latvia," a website by the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Latvia, http://memorialplaces.lu.lv/memorial-places/latgale/zilupe-municipality-zilupe-jewish-cemetery/.

Meler, Meyer, Jewish Latvia: Sites to Remember (Tel-Aviv: Association of Latvian and Estonian Jews in Israel, 2013), p. 445.

Meler, Meyer, Mesta nashei pamiati: Evreiskie obshchiny Latvii, unichtozhennye v Kholokoste (Riga: by the author, 2010), p. 181.
Type
Documenter
|
Author of description
Vladimir Levin | 2023
Architectural Drawings
|
Computer Reconstruction
|
Section Head
|
Language Editor
|
Donor
|
Negative/Photo. No.
The following information on this monument will be completed: