Ruth Lapidus (Novopudsky)

Ruth Lapidus, maiden name Novoprudsky, born on October 18, 1925, was one of the Jews who survived the Holocaust by fleeing into the woods and learning the true meaning of the word “survivor”. Ruth grew up in the industrial...

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Paula Burger

The oldest surviving child of Wolf and Sarah Koladicki, Paula Burger was born in 1934 in a small town near Novogrudok, in what is now Belarus. Novogrudok had a vibrant Jewish community, and Jews made up about half of...

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Jack (Yankel) Glinzman (Glincman)

Yankel Glincman (Jack Glinzman), was born in the town of Wlodawa, Poland after Pesach in 1928, to Leibush and Simma. He had two brothers, Beryl and Yonah, and three sisters, Pessel, Libba and Basha. His family owned a transport...

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sonia orbuch

In 1941, the small Polish town of Luboml fell under German occupation following Germany’s attack on the Soviet Union. Among the 8,000 Jews in Luboml was 16-year old Sonia Orbuch, born Sarah Shainwald. Sarah would change her name later...

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Cesia Blaichman (Pomeranc)

Cesia Pomeranc was born on March 15, 1926, in the village of Wyryki near the river town of Wlodova, Poland to Bella Ita and Lazar Pomeranc. She had three brothers and three sisters. Her family lived a comfortable life,...

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