A place for families of Jewish partisans from World War II to connect and share their stories.
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Robert Lesser (Rachmil Lazowski)


Robert Lesser was born Erachmil (Rachmil) Lazovski (Lazowski) on May 13, 1933, in Bielica, Poland (pronounced Belitza), what is now Belarus. Bielica was an agricultural and fishing community, and the town’s trading post became a center for Jewish merchants. Robert’s father, Joseph, was a successful fisherman on the Neman...

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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...

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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...

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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.