Marcus was born in Mir in 1920. He is in the top row on the right.
The photo is probably in the late 1920s or early 1930s
This is his school class (the religious school) and the headmaster or teacher
son-in-law of the Rosh Yeshiva Rav Kamai.
Solly had cousins in Mir, the Chaitowich family. Michol was a partisan and survived
and went to live in Israel.
The other brothers Doje (David), Benje and Yente
their mother perished in the war.
lives in Toronto, Canada.
Markewitz Family in Mir
Marcus Family in Mir 1931-32, before they immigrated to South Africa.
Brian Marcus said:
name in South Africa is Marcus, although they went by Markiel or
Markewitz in Mir. My grandmother Sarah Marcus (nee Pavles) is with
eight of her ten children, a year or two before they immigrated.
Her husband, my grandfather Avram Isel, was already in South Africa,
going ahead to save up for the family to join him. The children
are, back left to right: Zalman ( Solly),
Nachum Leib (student at Mir Yeshiva, later a rabbi at Vredehoek
Shul in Cape Town for many year), twins Yudel (Joe) and Lazar (Leslie),
Nechama (married Hack), my late father Shmuel (Sam). The front
row Moshe (Morris) and Chava (Eva, m. Bub) Avram and Sara
had another set of twins in South Africa, Masha (Marcia) and Basha
Marcus family in Cape Town
Marcus family from Mir in Cape Town, South Africa 1950
The Marcus Family with spouses
and with the early crop of grandchildren. Many more grandchildren
Since then, they and their descendents have left South
Africa, scattering to Israel, Canada, USA ,England and Australia.
information was provided by Brian
Marcus, grandson of Avram and Sara
Marcus, son of Shmuel and nephew of Solly Marcus.
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