Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Chaya Bielski-Gershuni





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Published on Apr 4, 2012

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Chaya Bielski-Gershuni belonged to a group of partisan families headed by her husband Assael Bielski and her brother-in-law Tuvia Bielski in the forests next to Novogrodek.
She sent her family from the Novogrodek ghetto into the forests and for a long period they were joined by escapees from the ghetto who fled with ammunition. The group was involved in various activities such as: cutting telephone wires, burning bridges and carrying out ambushes on the roads. They built underground bunkers as hiding places and kept moving to new locations. The Germans searched for the Bielski family continuously. By the time of liberation, 1230 people were members of their group.
Chaya Bielski was a fighter and also the 'mother' of the group.
On liberation, Assael Bielski was recruited to the Red army and was killed in battle. At the end of the war Chaya Bielski fled to Poland with her daughter and mother. There, she met her husband Asher Gershuni and emigrated to Israel with him.

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