A place for families of Jewish partisans from World War II to connect and share their stories.
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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 capital of Lithuania, to be closer to his mother’s parents and siblings. Two rivers surrounded Kovno and this is where...

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Community Stories

Rochelle Sutin (Schleif)


Rochelle Schleif was born on July 15, 1924 and grew up in Stolpce, Poland. Her father was a very successful businessman. As a child, Rochelle experienced anti-Semitism in her...

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Martin Petrasek


Martin Petrasek was born in Chust, Slovakia in 1926. In 1938, Czechoslovakia became the first victim of Germany’s expansionist plans when the Sudetenland was annexed. However, the region of...

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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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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...

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