A place for families of Jewish partisans from World War II to connect and share their stories.
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Hertzel Nohomovski


Hertzel Nohomovski was born in Novogrudok, Poland on April 28, 1920 but lived most of his life in the nearby town of Ivie. He came from a home with a rich, deeply rooted Jewish tradition and culture. His parents were Zionists, who named him Hertzel after Theodore Hertzl. They...

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Community Stories

Rochelle Sutin (Schleif)


Rochelle Schleif was born on July 15, 1924 and grew up in Stolpce, Poland. Her father was a very successful businessman. As a child, Rochelle experienced anti-Semitism in her...

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Isidore Karten


In 1942, Isidore (Izzy) Karten and his brother Hersch, escaped from their village of Swirz to avoid being confined to the ghettos in Bóbrka and Prezemyslany. They escaped into...

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Mira Shelub (Raznov)


A Polish Jew born in what is now White Russia, Mira Shelub joined a partisan group that operated in the forest near her native Zdziedciol at the age of...

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Philip Lazowski


Philip Lazowski was born on June 13, 1930 in Bielica, Poland. It was a fishing, hunting and agricultural community. The town trading posts had become a center for Jewish...

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Murray Gordon


Murray Gordon was born in pre-World War II Lithuania in the seaside resort town of Klaipeda. At the age of six, Murray and his family moved to Kovno, the...

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