A place for families of Jewish partisans from World War II to connect and share their stories.
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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 the invasion, German officials issued regulations intended to isolate the Jews and deprive them of their livelihood. Frank took great...

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Community Stories

Rochel (Rose) Berman Wolfe


Rochel (Rose) Wolfe née Berman was born on March 15, 1918, in Novogrudok, Poland (now Belarus). There was a thriving Jewish population in Novogrudok of 6,500. Jews comprised half of the town’s...

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Gertrude Boyarski (Solucki)


Gertrude ‘Gertie’ Boyarski, born in 1922, was a teenager with a family and a home until the Germans invaded her town of Derechin, Poland. The Nazis forced the town’s...

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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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Chana Iwinietcka Ryback


This report is based on a chapter of Betty Brodsky Cohen’s upcoming book “The Tunnel People”  which tells the personal stories of the Novogrudok tunnel escapees. Chana Iwinietcka Ryback...

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Philip Lazowski (Feivel 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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Avigdor Klimtka (Cline)


Avigdor Klimtka, a Jewish partisan who lived a brief but itinerant life, (from “Tag Eins ” as he used to say) was born in 1917 in Austria, the...

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