A place for families of Jewish partisans from World War II to connect and share their stories.
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Sam (Jacob Simcha) Goldwasser


Sam Goldwasser (born Jacob Simcha) was born on November 28, 1928, in Parczew, Poland, to Yehuda Leib and Henia Goldwasser. Yehuda Leib earned a living as a shoemaker while Henia was a skilled seamstress. Sam and his siblings, Ephraim Isaac and Gitel, grew up in a religious family who...

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Community Stories

Rachel Pinchusowitch Litwak


Rachel Pinchusowitch Litwak was born on March 12, 1923, in Baranowicze, Poland, a town surrounded by many forests. She lived with her parents, Ziporah Feige (Griver) and Zvi Herschel,...

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Faige Merin Porter (Puchtik)


Faige Merin Porter (Puchtik) was born in Horodok, Ukraine, on March 15, 1909. She lived with her parents, Nosson and Baila, along with seven brothers and sisters: Yankel, Aron,...

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Harry Burger


Harry Burger was born on May 10th, 1924 in Vienna, Austria. The Burger family was affluent and lived a comfortable life until 1938, when Germany annexed Austria and the...

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Philip (Feivel) Kinn (Kinkulkin)


Philip Kinn was born Feivel Kinkulkin in the town of Ivie in northeastern Poland on May 14, 1914 to Efraim Kinkulkin and Sarah Boyarsky Kinkulkin. The family made their...

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Ruth Resnik


Ruth Kaplow (Raschka Kaplowitz) was born in 1924, in the town of Krivitz, Belarus. Her mother, Genya, passed away in 1928 and her father, Bernard, left Belarus to go...

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Shlomo 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. Shlomo Ryback was...

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