Life on the Front Lines

Former Jewish partisan Sonia Orbuch describes providing medical care to sick and wounded partisans.
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English — US


  • History
  • The Holocaust
  • Resistance

My role was to be there to help if somebody is sick or wounded-- to provide some help for that person. I was not in charge of putting a mine under anything. There was a specialist in that field who had the mines and put it there. You get thrown into it. You learn while you work. And you do your best you can under the circumstances.

We didn't have any medicines. Or even bandages, we didn't have. We had to wash the bandages we took off from the wounded who got maybe better. And we took them off, and we had to wash them and use them again.

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