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


In 1942, Isidore (Izzy) Karten and his brother Hersch, escaped from their village of Swirz to avoid being confined to the ghettos in Bóbrka and Prezemyslany. They escaped into the woods, leaving their father and two older brothers behind. Their brothers Itchie and Hymie joined them later after their...

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Community Stories

Frank Blaichman


Born in the small town of Kamionka, Poland on Dec. 11, 1922, Frank Blaichman was just sixteen years old when the German army invaded his country in 1939. Following...

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Paul Strassmann


Paul Strassman was born on January 24, 1929 in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia, present day Slovakia. His father Adolf owned a wholesale foods and agricultural products business. During WWI his father...

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Bernard Musmand


Bernard Musmand was born in 1930 in Metz, France. The Nazi takeover in 1940 forced his family to move to the south of France, which was outside of German control. They...

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Aron Bell (Bielski)


Aron Bielski was born in 1927 on a farm in Stankiewicze, Poland, a rural area outside of Novogrudok. He was the youngest of ten brothers and two sisters. When...

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Motke Ginsburg


After situating his parents and sisters with friendly peasants, Motke Ginsburg, and his younger brother Tzalke, escaped from the Ivie ghetto and went to the village of Dokodova, where...

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