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


Hertzel Nohomovski was born in Novogrudok, Poland on April 28, 1920 but lived most of his life in the nearby town of Ivie. He came from a home with a rich, deeply rooted Jewish tradition and culture. His parents were Zionists, who named him Hertzel after Theodore Hertzl. They...

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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 Polish Army and was promoted to Sergeant....

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Ida Zelwin (Chayke Dushkin)


Ida Zelwin was born Chayke Dushkin in Korelitz, Poland (now part of Belarus) in July 1915. She was the daughter of Reuben and Minia and the sister of Mottl,...

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Moshe Baran


Born in 1920 in the predominantly Jewish town of Horodok, Poland, Moshe Baran was the eldest of four children. In 1941, when Moshe was just 21 years of age,...

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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...

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Boris Kot


Boris Kot was born on May 8, 1925, in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania. He lived with his parents Solomon Isaac Kotas (Mr. Kot) and Celia Kotiene (Mrs. Kot) (nee Glassiene),...

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