A place for families of Jewish partisans from World War II to connect and share their stories.
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Julia Karten (Grossberg)


Julia Grossberg was born in the small Polish town of Milatycze, and lived there with her sister Rose and her parents Moshe Leib and Bena (Berta). Her father ran the brewery for the Count, and the 4 members of the Grossberg family were the only Jews in the village....

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Community Stories

Aron Bell (Bielski)


Aron Bielski was born in 1927 on a farm in Stankiewicze, Poland, a rural area outside of Novogrudok. He was the youngest of ten brothers and two sisters. When...

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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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Sima Tannenbaum (Simieticka)


The eldest of two daughters, Sima Simieticka was born on March 8th, 1923 to a family of tailors in Warsaw. Her father left the family for Russia when she...

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Frank Blaichman


Born in the small town of Kamionka, Poland on Dec. 11, 1922, Frank Blaichman was just sixteen years old when the German army invaded his country in 1939. Following...

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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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Jack Sutin


Jack Sutin was born, on December 4, 1923 in Mir, Poland. His mother was a dentist and his father was an artist and dental technician. He experienced anti-Semitism in...

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