These six partisans have volunteered to answer any
questions you might have. You can learn a little about them by rolling over
their picture. Click on their image to read a short biography and watch
video excerpts from their JPEF interview.
Frank Blaichman was a platoon commander with an all-Jewish partisan unit
of 400 near Lublin, Poland.
In the mountains of northern Greece, 19 year-old Leon Idas fought in the
ELAS liberation army against the German occupation.
Walter Marx fled his native Germany to escape the Nazis. At the age of 17
he joined the Italian partisans fighting in the Alps.
In the forests of Poland, Sonia Orbuch joined a Russian partisan unit with
her parents where she worked with the medical unit.
Mira Shelub escaped death in the ghetto of Zdziedciol, Poland and met her
husband -- the commander of the unit -- in the partisans.