A place for families of Jewish partisans from World War II to connect and share their stories.
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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 illegitimate child of a mother who had been raped, in Lida, Belarus, by an anti-Semitic Russian officer who threatened to...

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Essie Shor

Essie Shor, born Esia Levine, was born on December 3rd, 1925, in the Polish town of Novogrudok (what is now northeast Belarus)....

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Marvin (Motke) Ginsburg

After situating his parents and sisters with friendly peasants, Motke Ginsburg, and his younger brother Tzalke, escaped from the Ivie ghetto and...

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Alexander Zeisal (Zus) Bielski

Alexander Zeisal “Zus” Bielski was born into the only Polish Jewish family in Stankiewicze. The small village in Eastern Poland (now Western...

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Oscar (Osher) Borecki

Oscar, aged 12, escaped the ghetto twice and fled into the forests when his native shtetl Novogrudok in Belarus, was destroyed by...

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The biographies on this site are compiled from testimonies, recollections, transcripts, memoirs, and biographies of Jewish partisans, their children and their grandchildren.