Former Jewish partisan Frank Blaichman reflects on how he managed the responsibility of carrying firearms.
Now, when we acquired firearms, we acquired, also, power. Power from a gun has all the languages. You don't have to know how to speak nice or so on. When you're armed, you got everything. Whatever you ask in the blink of— You understand what I mean? But we did not abuse our power. This was the greatest thing that we did and I'm happy about it . . . We didn't harm any innocent people. We tried our best. Sometimes innocent people got killed because of us . . . [But] I am very proud of myself and my group, the way we behaved, in general, to the people.