"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.
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.