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Introduce the subject of Jewish partisan resistance in Poland with this brief overview.
Learn about the role that Jewish partisans played in resistance to the Holocaust in this brief introduction to the topic.
Resistance fighter Vitka Kempner describes the origins of the United Partisans Organization in the Vilna Ghetto.
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks describes the identity crisis Moses faced being raised Egyptian and born Jewish.
Read this reflection on Jewish identity by the daughter of an Ashkenazi, Reform Jewish father and a Korean Buddhist mother.
Explore the decision of Vitka Kempner, then a 19-year-old Jewish teenager from Poland, to leave her family and flee when the German army invaded in 1939.
Sara Fortis recounts feeling responsible for the well-being of the women in her all-female partisan unit.
Israeli poet Haim Gouri and Monia Avrahami explore resistance during the Holocaust.
Learn about the dilemmas Jewish partisans faced as they encouraged others to fight back against the Germans during the Holocaust, through experience of teenage resistance fighter Vitka Kempner.
Read the story of Sara Fortis, a young woman who fled her hometown in Greece when the Nazis invaded in 1941 and joined the resistance movement.
Learn about the necessity to recruit and train women for an all-female partisan unit.
Learn about the measures taken by a young woman and her family to join a partisan group during the Nazi's forced occupation of Poland.