Leah Johnson
Leah Johnson (aka Leah Bedzowski) was only 18 when the Nazis invaded Lida, forcing the town’s Jews into a ghetto. Leah and her family escaped with the help of a guide sent by Tuvia Bielski and joined the Bielski brigade in the Naliboki forest, where they survived until the end of the war – and where Leah met her husband Velvel “Wolf” Yanson.

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