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Dzyatlava
BELARUS
 (once Dyatlovo,
Soviet Union)


 
 



 



A GATHERING OF ZHETEL SURVIVORS
Zhetel (today called Dzyatlava, Belarus)
1945

 

"This photograph was taken in the town of Zhetel, located in the Nowogrodok district of Belorussia about a month after we were liberated by the Russian army in 1945.  The photograph shows some of the survivors of our town of Zhetel where about 3,000 Jews were murdered. 

Top row: Archik and his wife (last name not known), unknown man, Zavel Mordkowsky, Zavelís wife Sonia Mordkowsky, Lofkeh (last name not known), unknown woman, Mushe Lazerowich, unknown man and his son, unknown woman, and Rochel Lazerowich. 

Middle row: my father Shlaimke Minuskin, myself (Henikel Minuskin), my mother Shanke Minuskin, Moishe-Mendel Lazerowich, Arel and Chaike Lazerowich.  My younger brother, Kalmanke Minuskin is being held by my father at the bottom of the picture.  Most of the men and some of the women were Partisans who as part of the Lenin Brigade, fought against the Germans in the Nowogrodok district of Belorussia."
-- Harold Minuskin ©2009.


See MY CHILDREN, MY HEROES, MEMOIRS OF A HOLOCAUST MOTHER By Sonia Minuskin. Translated and Annotated by Her Son, Harold Minuskin. www.holocaust-memoirs.webnode.com.

 This Holocaust memoir reveals a powerful story of survival of a family who escaped from the German massacres in their ghetto by joining the Jewish Partisans in the forests of Belorussia during WWII.
 


 


 

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