A place for families of Jewish partisans from World War II to connect and share their stories.
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Bernard (Berel, Boris) Novick

Bernard (Berel, Boris) Novick was born August 14, 1922, in the small town of Marzinkance, Poland, deep in the forests near the convergence of Poland, Belarus, and Lithuania. He lived with his parents, Yehuda ben Dov and Sarah Eshe (Rosenlud), and five siblings: Zelda, Zelig, Shmuel, Esther, and Noach....

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Rochel (Rose) Berman Wolfe

Rochel (Rose) Wolfe née Berman was born on March 15, 1918, in Novogrudok, Poland (now Belarus). There was a thriving Jewish population in Novogrudok of...

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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...

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Rita Gurwitz Yelgin

Rita Gurwitz Yelgin was born on June 21, 1921, in Slonim, Lithuania, and grew up in Grodno, Poland. She lived with her...

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Lea Berkowsky Friedberg

The story of Lea Berkowsky Friedberg is one of hope and strength of spirit. It is that incredible combination that gave her...

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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.