A place for families of Jewish partisans from World War II to connect and share their stories.
Screen Shot 2021-01-04 at 3.16.30 PM Rachel (Rose) Wolfe during a Shoah Foundation interview (1995). Rachel's sister (Bela) with their stepmother (Rivka) in 1925. Rachel's first husband, Eliahu Kostashinski, in 1934. Eliahu was killed in July 1944. Rachel's sister (Razel) and niece (Sarale) in Nowogródek in 1936. They were killed in 1941. 95288 Screen Shot 2021-01-01 at 3.04.10 PM Screenshot (89) Screen Shot 2021-01-06 at 10.44.49 AM Screen Shot 2021-01-06 at 10.43.06 AM Screen Shot 2021-01-06 at 10.45.07 AM Screen Shot 2021-01-06 at 11.14.11 AM Rachel and Chaim with their sons and grandchildren. August 29th, 1995). Screenshot (78) Screen Shot 2021-01-06 at 10.43.42 AM Screen Shot 2021-01-06 at 10.44.12 AM Screen Shot 2021-01-06 at 10.45.49 AM Screen Shot 2021-01-06 at 11.09.55 AM Screen Shot 2021-01-06 at 11.10.08 AM Screenshot (76) Screenshot (79) Untitled2 Screenshot (81) Screenshot (87) Screenshot (88) Screenshot (90)

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 6,500. Jews comprised half of the town’s population.  Rochel was the daughter of Rueven and Sarah Berman. She was eighteen months old when her mother passed away...

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Ruth Resnik


Ruth Kaplow (Raschka Kaplowitz) was born in 1924, in the town of Krivitz, Belarus. Her mother, Genya, passed away in 1928 and...

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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...

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Mira Shelub (Raznov)


A Polish Jew born in what is now White Russia, Mira Shelub joined a partisan group that operated in the forest near...

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Aron Bell (Bielski)


Aron Bielski was born in 1927 on a farm in Stankiewicze, Poland, a rural area outside of Novogrudok. He was the youngest...

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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.