The hope of fleeing the ghetto


"Contact with the Bielski partisans in the woods had been established, and the young prepared their escape. The Bielski brothers gave me a hope, a place to run to. I knew the youngest brother, Archik Bielski, very well. We went to the same school and were in the same class. The four Bielski had brothers refused to submit to the German terror and had gone into hiding in the forest. They were joined by other families and people from the ghetto in Novogrudek, and the Bielski brigade was formed. Once it became known in the ghetto that there was a place to run to, people began to take the chance."

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