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Submitted by Jo Ann Goldwater

Information Picture Question
Category: Photo Identification
Approval Date: 6/26/2011 4:10 PM
Family Surname: Kagan
Country: Lithuania
Town: Zagare
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This photo was given to me by a relative who knew nothing about it except that it was marked the Mayor of Zagare and she thought that it might have been a relative of the Kagan family of Zagare.Does anyone have any idea who it could be?

Jo Ann Goldwater
Montreal

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6/27/2011 3:12 AM This man looks very religious, more like a rabbi than a mayor. The link below is to lithuanian site about jews in Zagare. There are a lot of names of famous and distinguished jews. It is in lithuanian. You can translate it using google translate:
http://www.zydai.lt/lt/content/viewitem/737/

here is a translation by google about famous rabbis from Zagare:
Žagarė Jewish community is known for famous rabbis and preachers. Žagarė lived in the old rabbis Jekutielis - Zalman, Kalonimus Goldstein, Duberis Rabbi, Isaac - Aizikas Rabinovich, Chaim Lurje, Cemachas Zaks, CVI Pšedmeiskis. The new rabbis belonged to the rabbinate Žagarė Hurvičius Simon, Elijah Sikh, Uri - David Apirjonas, Chaim - CVI Broide, Jacob, Joseph, Bencionas Feldman, James Kacas, Korba, Chaim, Israel Reif, Jude - Leiba Reif, Isaac Reif. Was born Nathan Žagarė Rafael Rabinovich (1835 - 1888), a world renowned Talmudic scholar, has written 16 volumes of scientific work on it.

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