Moryc Grossman

Moryc [Moritz] Grossman was a Vilnius based Jewish photographer. He is believed to have been born on 1 April 1885 in Vilnius. He married Rokha Nelkin in 1908 and the couple had two sons. His shop was located in the Zalkindas Chamber of Commerce, on the corner of Rūdininkų and Didšosios Streets. He took several photos of the ORT Technicum in Vilnius [see images].

There are no further details of Grossman’s life but he is mentioned in a Holocaust memoir as having been employed as a photographer by the Gestapo in the Vilna ghetto and later being part of a group of Jewish craftsmen who were rounded up and sent to Ponary [Paneriai] in early December 1941. It is therefore assumed that he was murdered by the Nazis shortly after his arrest.