Essie Shor

Essie Shor, born Esia Levine, was born on December 3rd, 1925, in the Polish town of Novogrudok (what is now northeast Belarus). She lived with her father, Sidney, a bookbinder, her mother Kunia, her sisters Mariashke and Rivale, and...

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Sonya Oshman (Gorodinsky)

Born in 1922, in Novogrudok, Poland, Sonya Gorodynski, was the oldest of five children born to Abraham and Tamara Gorodynski. Her father lovingly called her Sonyaleh. An excellent student, Sonya had planned to attend Medical School in Smolensk, Russia,...

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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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