PETRAS BAUBLYS

1914 05 23 - 1973 12 16

Recognized 1977 

Buried in Antakalnis cemetery,

Vilnius, Lithuania

Graveyard coordinates:
54,69 84 82 (š. pl.)

25,3197 35 (r. ilg.)

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GRAVE SITE

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PETRAS BAUBLYS

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MARKED GRAVESTONE

Dr. Petras Baublys, a pediatrician, was director of the "Lopselis" orphanage in Vilijampolė, a suburb of Kaunas. At the end of 1941, a number of women from the Kaunas ghetto, who were active in an underground organization, appealed to him to open the gates of the orphanage to Jewish children. The underground was supposed to remove the children from the ghetto, and Baublys was asked to provide them with false papers and to take them into the orphanage. Baublys, who even earlier had been thinking of helping Jewish children, agreed readily, and the women in the Jewish underground began transferring the children to his care. Although Baublys found it difficult to obtain the false papers despite the effort he invested in doing so, he decided, for purely humanitarian reasons, to take the children in anyway. A considerable number of the orphanage staff also cooperated in this rescue effort, in which the Lithuanian doctor succeeded in saving the lives of dozens of Jewish children, among them Moshele Lafer, Shoshana Milner (later Meister), Maya Zimmerman, Aizik Abramovich, Alik Remigolski, Lyusya Shmujlov, Aviva Fridman, Alik Shtrom, Esther Jelin, Ruth Latzman (later Peer), Rina Zupovich (later Wolbe), Ariela Abramovich (later Sef), Tamara Ratner (later Levi), and others.
On May 5, 1977, Yad Vashem recognized Dr. Petras Baublys as Righteous Among the Nations
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PETRAS BAUBLYS WAS ONE OF SIX CHILDREN IN WELL KNOWN EDUCATORS FROM KAUNAS PIOTR AND ZINAIDA'S FAMILY. PETRAS BAUBLYS FIRST ONE ON RIGHT SIDE

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BAUBLIAI BROTHERS

BAUBLIAI BROTHERS 1935-1936

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"LOPŠELIS"  ORPHANAGE COLLECTIVE.

PETRAS BAUBLYS SECOND ROW FIRST ON THE RIGHT SIDE

1942-1944

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RESCUED PERSONS:
Moshele Lafer
Shoshana Milner (vėliau Meister)
Maya Zimmerman 
Aizik Abramovich 
Alik Remigolski
Lyusya Shmujlov
Aviva Fridman
Alik Shtrom
Esther Jelin 
Ruth Latzman (lvėliau Peer)
Rina Zupovich (vėliau Wolbe) 
Ariela Abramovich (vėliau Sef) 
Tamara Ratner (vėliau Levi)
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JAKOV ZOREFF
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