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Power and Responsibility

Former Jewish partisan Frank Blaichman reflects on how he managed the responsibility of carrying firearms.
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Power and Responsibility

Now, when we acquired firearms, we acquired lots of power. Power from a gun has all the languages. You don't have to know how to speak nice or, so on, when you are armed, you got everything, whatever you ask, [INAUDIBLE] you understand what I mean? But we did not abuse our power.

This was the greatest thing what we did, and I'm happy about it, didn't harm any innocent people. We tried our best, sometimes innocent people got killed because of us. It was skirmishing with Germans. But in general, I'm very proud of myself and my group the way we behaved in general to the people.

Power and Responsibility

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