LEVI BOGINSKY and SERGEANT
Somewhere on the Russian Front
Levi Boginsky, standing, right.
Levi, who had left his home in Szczuczyn with his family to
escape the pogroms that befell his hometown, fled eastward from
their new home in Bialystok further eastward into Russia before
the ghetto was closed. He was quickly conscripted into the
Russian army just a few weeks later and fought on the front.
After a time, the Russian army wanted to place all the Polish
soldiers who were in the Russian army into units to fight
against the Nazis in Poland. However, Levi was placed in a
munitions factory in southern Russia, where he worked until the
end of the war. After the war, he settled in Stalingrad,
married, had a family, and lived there for many decades before
immigrating to the United States.