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Former Jewish partisans discuss the goals, challenges, and personal motives of the Jews who resisted the Germans.
Historian Jeffrey Shandler describes Jewish life in Poland before World War II. Until 1933-1935 Polish Jews were not concerned by Europe’s changing political or social climate. Polish Jews believed they lived in post-war, not pre-war, Poland.
Former Jewish partisan Sonia Orbuch recalls the moment she and her family joined a group of Russian partisans.
Joseph Maier describes former Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Hoess at Nuremberg.
Former Jewish partisan Sonia Orbuch describes how she approached the dangers of life as a partisan.
Leslie Gilbert-Lurie and Rita Lurie reflect on Rita’s experiences as a Holocaust survivor.
Two Jews meet with a Polish courier during the Grossaktion Warsaw in summer 1942, imploring him to tell the world what was happening to Jews.
Rita Lurie, Holocaust survivor, explains what her life after the end of World War II.
Rita Lurie describes her experiences as a child hiding from the Nazis and Polish farmers.
Former Jewish partisan Frank Blaichman discusses how partisans persevered in the face of challenging weather, hunger, and suffering.
Former Jewish partisan Sonia Orbuch describes providing medical care to sick and wounded partisans.
Former Jewish partisans describe their constant struggle for food.