A place for families of Jewish partisans from World War II to connect and share their stories.
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Zdenka Novak

Zdenka Novak, born Zdenka Steiner in Zagreb, Croatia in 1919, was the sole survivor of her family. She lived a protected life full of culture, music and literature. In 1939, she travelled to Paris to study languages, but returned to Zagreb later that year after hearing the news of France’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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Rose Holm (Duman)

Jewish partisans Rose Duman and Joe Holm were born in neighboring villages near Zaliscze, Poland. In 1941, Germans killed Joe’s mother and five brothers, as well as 20 other...

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Samuel Gruber

Sam Gruber was born January 3, 1913 in Podhajce, Poland. On September 1, 1939, he was in the Polish army (rare for Jews), badly wounded during the German Army...

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Hertzel Nohomovski

Hertzel Nohomovski was born in Novogrudok, Poland on April 28, 1920 but lived most of his life in the nearby town of Ivie. He came from a home with...

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