A place for families of Jewish partisans from World War II to connect and share their stories.
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Cesia Blaichman (Pomeranc)


Cesia Pomeranc was born on March 15, 1926, in the village of Wyryki near the river town of Wlodova, Poland to Bella Ita and Lazar Pomeranc. She had three brothers and three sisters. Her family lived a comfortable life, maintaining apple, plum, and pear orchards on their land. She...

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Moshe Baran


Born in 1920 in the predominantly Jewish town of Horodok, Poland, Moshe Baran was the eldest of four children. In 1941, when Moshe was just 21 years of age,...

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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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Samuel (Shmuel) Zelwin (Zelvianski)


Samuel Zelwin (born Shmuel Zelvianski) came from a well to do family in Novogrudok, Poland. He, his father and his grandfather were all kosher butchers who also raised cattle....

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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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Paul Strassmann


Paul Strassman was born on January 24, 1929 in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia, present day Slovakia. His father Adolf owned a wholesale foods and agricultural products business. During WWI his father...

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