LILIJANA BINKYTĖ - MOZURIŪNIENĖ

1925 - 2018

Recognized 1988 

Buried in Rasos cemetery,
Vilnius, Lithuania
Graveyard coordinates:
54, 67 03 68 (š. pl.)
25, 30 27 59 (r. ilg.)
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GRAVE SITE
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LILIJANA BINKYTĖ - MOZURIŪNIENĖ
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MARKED GRAVESTONE
After the Kaunas ghetto was established in August 1941, Sofija Binkienė, with the approval of her husband, the famous Lithuanian writer, Kazys Binkis, came to the aid of Jews interned there. The Binkis home became a permanent shelter for a number of Jews and in addition it served as a midway station where Jews could receive encouragement and psychological support. The Binkis were also helped by their daughters Lilijana (later Mozuriūnienė), and Irena Nacevičiutė (Sofija’s daughter from her first marriage), as well as by Gerdas Binkis and Eleonora Binkytė, Kazys’s children from a previous marriage. Vladas Varčikas, Lilijana’s fiancé at the time, also provided vital assistance to the Jews. Since Varčikas was not then a member of the family, and his relatives were unknown to their neighbors, the Binkises introduced some of their Jewish guests as Varčikas’s family members. Thirteen-year-old Gita Judelevich, who was given shelter in the Binkis home from 1942, until the city was liberated, in 1944, was introduced as Varčikas’s little sister. This act of saving many Jews, and constantly expressing support for the Jews of the ghetto, involved many risks, and although Binkis himself was very ill, his family members persevered in their help to the Jews solely for humanitarian reasons. Among the Jews helped by Sofija Binkienė and her family were Adina and Shmuel Segal, Dr. Meyer Gink, his wife, Miriam, and son Kama, Rosa Stender and her daughter Margita, Esther Golan and many others.
BINKIS FAMILY
ON KAZYS BINKIS LAP IS SITTING  LILIJANA.
FIRST ROW FROM THE LEFT: IRENA, GERARDAS, SOFIJA BINKIENĖ IR ELEONORA
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KAZYS BINKIS WITH CHILDREN: (FROM LEFT) IRENA, GERARDAS, LILIJANA, ELEONORA
RESCUED PERSONS:
Gita Judelevičiūtė
Raja Judelevičienė
Paša (Pesia) Melamed
Mironas Ginkas
Fruma - Mania Ginkienė
Kama Ginkas
Sofija (Sonia) Ginkaitė Šabadienė
Beba Šatenštein - Taborisky
Gutia Šmuklerytė  -Fiš
Roza Stenderienė
Adina Segal
Samuelis (Šmuelis) Segalis
Rivka Šmuklerytė - Ošerovičienė
Gerta Bagrianskienė
Fania Zislė (vėliau žuvo)
Ester Golan
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FUMA, EUGENIJA, KAMA IR MIRONAS GINKIS
INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM
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