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Lithuanian librarian Ona Simaite took food to Jews in the Vilna ghetto, helped hide many Jews outside the ghetto, and saved valuable Jewish literary and historical materials. Vilna, 1941.
Ignac Shepetis helped members of the Jewish underground escape from the Kovno ghetto and join partisans in the Rudniki Forest near Vilna. Kovno, Lithuania, 1943-1944.
A group of Jewish partisans in the Rudniki forest, near Vilna, between 1942 and 1944.
Located on Ulica Stara (Old Street), outside the Vilna ghetto, this building was used as a safe house by the ghetto resistance. Vilna, after July 1944.
Abba Kovner (center) poses with Ruska Korczak (left) and Vitka Kempner (right) on a street in Vilna the day of the city's liberation.
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