Sonia (Sheine Sima) Kinn (Rotapel)

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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Abraham (Abrashe) Sabrin (Szabrinski)

Abraham Sabrin – The Avengers Abraham Sabrin (Abrashe Szabrinski) was born May 15, 1914 in Selz, Poland. He was one of 6 siblings. Life changed for him when the Nazi’s invaded and he left Selz for Beranovich where he...

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Sara Rosnow

A Young Woman in the Forest: A Jewish Partisan Story of Survival Born on the second Seder of Passover 1925, Sara Rosnow was fifteen years old when the Soviet Union occupied Eastern Poland where her home town of Zdzięciol...

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Oscar (Osher) Borecki

Oscar, aged 12, escaped the ghetto twice and fled into the forests when his native shtetl Novogrudok in Belarus, was destroyed by Nazi killers. However each time he was forced to return to the ghetto, due to the antisemitic...

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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 of ten brothers and two sisters. When the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union, three of his brothers...

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