Books: Deep in the forest

One survivor tells his story of life as a partisan fighter against the Nazis.

By AARON LEIBEL
February 4, 2016 16:01
4 minute read.
Jewish partisans

Jewish partisans fighting in the forests during World War II. (photo credit: HOLOCAUST RESEARCH PROJECT)

 
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Abrashe Szabrinski is a Jewish hero. All Holocaust survivors are heroic, but Szabrinski not only survived, he also joined the partisans after his escape from the Vilna Ghetto and became a leader of guerrilla fighters who lived in the forests and harassed and fought the German invaders.

He and his fighters mined railroad tracks, cut telephone lines, fought battles with enemy soldiers and foraged for food and other supplies. The Nazis made life a living hell for the Jews; the partisans did their best to return the favor.

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