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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 the invasion, German officials issued regulations intended to isolate the Jews and deprive them of their livelihood. Frank took great...

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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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Samuel Gruber


Sam Gruber was born January 3, 1913 in Podhajce, Poland. On September 1, 1939, he was in the Polish army (rare for Jews), badly wounded during the German Army...

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Jack (Yankel) Glinzman (Glincman)


Yankel Glincman (Jack Glinzman), was born in the town of Wlodawa, Poland after Pesach in 1928, to Leibush and Simma. He had two brothers, Beryl and Yonah, and three...

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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 and his family moved to Kovno, the...

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