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Chaya Kogan Kushner and her two daughters, Rose and Esther, 1916 - Krivoe, Ozero, Russia. Gittel, Motel's wife, because of her piety refused to take a picture of herself. In 1888, Gittel left Zhaskov to visit her sister, Chaya Kogan Kushner in Krivoe, Ozero, Russia. The 60 mile trip was taken by covered wagon and took two full days. Gittel's children and grandchildren went on the trip. Gittel had not seen her sister for 25 years. It was one of Elka Krentzel Kranzel's strongest memories of her childood in Russia. Chaya was a baby when Gittel left for Zhaskov after her marriage to Motel. Chaya Kogan Kushner married Fivel Kushner about 1880 in Krivoe Ozero. They had six children, all born in Krivoe Ozero: Elka (1883); Edis (1891); Jacob (1895); Rose (1898); Aaron (1901) and Esther (1905). Elka and Edis were murdered in the Holocaust. Rose married Yankel Plut and survived the war although the where abouts of her three children, Gittel, Fivel and Fania are unknown. Jacob died in Philadelphia May 2, 1974; aaron never married and attended the 1982 reunion in Philadelphia and died February 17, 1983 at age 81. Two of Fivel Kushner's brothers emigrated to Argentina.

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