Paul Strassmann

Paul Strassman was born on January 24, 1929 in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia, present day Slovakia. His father Adolf owned a wholesale foods and agricultural products business. During WWI his father was an infantry Major, one of a few Jewish combat...

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Avigdor Klimtka (Cline)

Avigdor Klimtka, a Jewish partisan who lived a brief but itinerant life, (from “Tag Eins ” as he used to say) was born in 1917 in Austria, the illegitimate child of a mother who had been raped, in...

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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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Ann Monka (Stoliwitzky)

Ann Monka, was born in Lida, Poland in 1929 and was the youngest of three children born to Leon and Sarah Stoliwitzky. Her family, including her older brother and sister, Michael and Bella, lived in a middle-class neighborhood in...

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