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[Pages 184-185]

The Capmaker of the Armed Forces

By Feivish Milun

Translated by Judy Grossman

Feivish Milun's Immigration Certificate


Home of the Milun Family on Maskevitcher Gass
After their immigration the house was purchased by the Jewish school principal Hillel Schwartz and his wife Ella (Slep)


Batya and her brother Jack Milun (third and fourth from right) were born in Dusiat, and lived in this house till their immigration to South Africa. 70 years later they returned for a visit together with their children: Dov (son of Batya) – on the left, Rochelle and her brother Mike (children of Jack) on the right.
(Courtesy Reuven Milon, Dusiat, 1998)


Batya Yardeni (Milun): My dear aunt Sara Milun lived with us in this house till her marriage. She moved to Ponevez [Panevejys] and gave birth to five children. A visa to South Africa arrived for all of them just before WWII broke out. No one in this family survived the Holocaust.

Members of the family taking leave of Feivish-Shraga Milun (brother of Velvel-Zeev) at the conclusion of his trip to South Africa, 1950.
From right to left: Yehuda-Leib Gordon, Yaacov-Jack Milun, Tzipe-Hanne [Gordon] with her husband Velvel-Zeev Milun and son Reuven Milun, Feivish-Shraga Milun and his nieces (daughters of Velvel and Tzipe-Hanne Milun), Rivka Rugoff and Batya, Pesach-Philip Rugoff, Nancy Milun [Shwepsi](Reuven's wife), Chayka [Milun] and her husband Mendel Levin
The children: Golda Milun and her brothers Yehuda, Hillel and Azriel (children of Nancy and Reuven), and Yehudit Levin


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