Partisan heroes

Zeev Barmatz writes about the lives and deeds of Jews who fought back in Belarus.

February 6, 2014 11:14

The Bielski camp in the Lipichan Forest, not far from the town of Lida, is in imminent danger of a German raid, on April 1943.. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Many stories of Holocaust survivors will never be heard.

Many survivors were not strong enough to relive their difficult pasts and possibly thought that some day they might tell their stories, but died before that time came – and their unique experiences went with them. Although 70 years have passed since the Shoah ended, fieldwork on the subject is still being vigorously carried out. Some researchers still manage to retrieve wonderful stories from survivors about their rescue, their struggles and their ardent desire to keep living.


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