Kupchik Family Expelled from USSR in 1957
The Kupchik family emigrated from the USSR in 1957 as part of the Soviet Union’s forced repatriation of ethnic Poles. Chava Kupchik‘s (née Yaroker) husband, first name unknown, was born in Poland, permitting the entire family to leave.
They first immigrated to Poland and then to Israel, possibly settling in the city of Petah Tikva.
The family may have been living in Mazyr during the 1950s and just prior to the emigration. Chava’s children were Sonya, Abram and Moitya. Chava’s brother, Isaac Yaroker, is believed to have joined his sister in Israel sometime in 1969.