Hella Burstein Grynbaum Schwarz

Hella Burstein Grynbaum Schwarz was born in Blinow, Poland. Together with her older brother Marian and some cousins, formed the Bron partizan group. Her parents and other sibling stayed hiding in a barn. In 1940 German troops took over...

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Yehoshua Kanonich

Yehoshua Kanonich fled from his hometown of Manyevich, Poland on September 1, 1942, as the Gestapo was emptying the surrounding villages of all Jews and imprisoning them in the Manyevichi Ghetto. Of the 1864 Jews thrown into the ghetto,...

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Sima Tannenbaum (Simieticka)

The eldest of two daughters, Sima Simieticka was born on March 8th, 1923 to a family of tailors in Warsaw. Her father left the family for Russia when she was only two years old – going to the newly-established...

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Sonia (Sheine Sima) Kinn (Rotapel Kinkulkin)

Sonia Kinn, Sheine Sima Rotapel Kinkulkin, was born on May 14, 1922 in the shtetl of Mishnietz in North Central Poland near the city of Lomza, to Moshe and Bluma Gittel Rotapel. She had two sisters, Zlota (Sylvia, who...

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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, the Nazis stormed through his hometown. A few months after...

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