<p>1945 portrait of Eta Wrobel who was born on December 28, 1918, in Lokov, Poland. During the Holocaust,  Eta helped organize an exclusively Jewish <a href="/narrative/5679/en">partisan</a> unit of close to eighty people.  She was the only child in her  family of ten to survive.</p>



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.

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