A place for families of Jewish partisans from World War II to connect and share their stories.
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Libby Abramowitz Bakst


Libby (Liba) Abramowitz Bakst was born in the small village of Zdzienciol, Poland on February 2, 1926. She lived with her parents, Pearl and Hyman (Chaim), along with two brothers, Morris and Irving, and a sister, Fruma.  When the war began in 1939, Poland was divided between Germany and...

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Paul Strassmann


Paul Strassmann was born on January 24, 1929 in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia, present-day Slovakia. His father Adolf owned a wholesale foods and agricultural...

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Eliahu Ostashinski


Eliahu Ostashinski was born near Novogrudok, Poland, now Belarus, where he worked as a blacksmith. Before the war, Eliahu served in the...

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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)...

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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...

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Ann Monka (Stolowitzky)


Ann Monka, was born in Lida, Poland in 1929 and was the youngest of three children born to Leon and Sarah Stolowitzky....

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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.