A place for families of Jewish partisans from World War II to connect and share their stories.
Tzalke Ginsburg Heroic Partisan Hero of the Soviet Union

Betzalel (Tzalke) Ginsburg


Tzalke Ginsburg and his brother Motke escaped from Ivie to the village of Dokodova where they joined the Iskra Otriad. Together the brothers attended a course in demolition and bomb composition and became the most accomplished diversionary partisans in the group. During the war, Tzalke was responsible for blowing...

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Community Stories

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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Bernard Musmand


Bernard Musmand was born in 1930 in Metz, France. The Nazi takeover in 1940 forced his family to move to the south of France, which was outside of German control. They...

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Irving (Itzchak) Resnik


Born May 22, 1922 in Novogrudok, Belarus to Aaron Isser and Chaika, Irving (Itzchak) Resnik was one of five children; he had three younger brothers — Avrum, Yeshua, and...

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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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Murray (Motke) Berger (Shmulewicz)


Murray (Motke Shmulewicz) Berger lived in a shetl named Wseilub in what was then Belorussia, White Russia. Wseilub was a small Jewish community with approximately 100 families. Murray was...

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