Helen Terris

Helen Terris (née Elinka Cyderowicz) was born in Lida, Poland on September 8, 1935, the only child to mother Esther Thurston Cyderowicz (née Esia Thurston), a homemaker, and father Aaron Cyderowicz, a businessman. Before the war, Helen and her...

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Miriam (Mirka) Miasnik Brysk

Miriam (Mirka) Miasnik Brysk was born on March 10, 1935, in Warsaw, Poland. She was the only child of Bronka and Dr. Chaim Miasnik, and her parents affectionately called her by her nickname “Mirele.” She grew up on Zelazna...

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Lilka (Ticktin) Bielski

Lilka Ticktin was born in Bialystock, Poland, on January 13, 1926. Before she was a year old, her family settled in Novogrudok. Her mother, Zina, was from a well-to-do, cultured family. Her father, Alter, had a thriving business collecting...

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David Figman

David Figman was born on December 24, 1926, in Warsaw, Poland. He lived with his parents, Shmuel Wolff and Masha, along with four siblings: Faye, Jack, Malka, and Yosele. He grew up in a traditional Jewish home and attended...

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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 the will and determination to survive, fight, and thrive in a new world when finally, the Nazis...

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