A place for families of Jewish partisans from World War II to connect and share their stories.
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Frances (Fruma) Berger (Gulkowich)


Frances (Fruma Gulkowich) Berger was raised in the in the shetl of Korelitz, Poland, a town of 1500 Jews in the county of Novogrudek. She had three sisters, Feigle, Grunia and Brina, and one brother, Ben-Zion. Though her father was very religious, Frances was quite progressive. As a teenager,...

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Community Stories

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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Samuel (Shmuel) Zelwin (Zelvianski)


Samuel Zelwin (born Shmuel Zelvianski) came from a well to do family in Novogrudok, Poland. He, his father and his grandfather were all kosher butchers who also raised cattle....

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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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Alexander Zeisal (Zus) Bielski


Alexander Zeisal “Zus” Bielski was born into the only Polish Jewish family in Stankiewicze. The small village in Eastern Poland (now Western Belarus) was located between towns of Lida...

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Philip Lazowski


Philip Lazowski was born on June 13, 1930 in Bielica, Poland. It was a fishing, hunting and agricultural community. The town trading posts had become a center for Jewish...

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