Jewish partisans in Naliboki forest, near Novogrudok. [LCID: 76525]

Personal Stories: Jewish Partisans

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Despite great obstacles, Jews throughout occupied Europe attempted armed resistance against the Germans and their Axis partners. They faced overwhelming odds and desperate scenarios, including lack of weapons and training, operating in hostile zones, parting from family members, and facing an ever-present Nazi terror. Yet thousands resisted by joining or forming partisan units.

The Holocaust Encyclopedia now includes 50 biographies of Jewish partisans during the Holocaust (© Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation). The following list of Jewish partisans features personal stories from the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation. It is not a comprehensive list of all Jewish partisans, but rather a small sampling to illustrate various personal experiences for educational purposes.

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