Partisans: The Role Of Resistance In The Ghetto

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Partisans were the few people who managed to scape from Nazi concentration camps and ghettos, or people that left their homes in order to join the resistance against the Nazis. They created resistance armies in the forests near to the camps and outside the ghettos. Even though partisans could be found in every Nazi occupied zone of Europe, there are three important dates and places to know when we talk about resistance during world war ll. The first one is January 21, 1942, United partisans organization in Vilna. The second one: January 1942 also, in France The creation of the Armee Juive. And the third one is in, July 20, 1941, the first sparks of resistance in the ghetto of Minsk. An approximate of 30,000 partisans fought back all around…show more content…
The Fareynegte Partizaner Organizatsye (United Partisan Organization) or FPO was created by members of the Zionist youth, after many reports of mass killing in a ghetto in Ponary, just outside Vilna. “Members of the underground set up a printing press and newspaper to distribute information to the ghetto population. The underground also contacts partisan units outside the ghetto to find hiding places for Jews in the ghetto”. In 1943 the Nazis deported Jews from the ghetto, but the FPO confronted it and manage to save many lives.
The last group of resistance fighters manages to scape the final and definitive destruction of the ghetto on September 23, 1943. They leave the ghetto through the sewers and join the partisans group outside in the forest of Naroch

January 1942, The Jewish army in France (Armee Juivee) was created in Toulouse France. It operated through all France but it was particularly active in the southern regions of the country. Member of the AJ were recruited from both Jewish, and Non-Jewish youth resistance groups all over France. They were military trained to sabotage Nazi activity. In order to survive they smuggled money from Switzerland to France, this money helped mostly when they needed to
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“Gertrude Boyarski found herself doing exactly that after six days of eating only snow with 14 other partisans. "We found some potato peels with worms in them, and the head of a pig. We shared this between us. And I was crying as I was eating it, but we had gone days without food. It was a treasure."”
Some partisans wore the same cloth they had on when they scaped, some of them wore the clothes they found on the floor, or what people could buy them. Different from the food, cloth was a thing of commodity, which is why they focused more in finding food and water and clothe was in second basis.
Most of them didn’t wear the proper garments for the cold weather; they did not had proper jackets and boots. "I had a pair of boots that a friend found for me," recollected Polish-Jewish partisan Sonia Orbuch, "but they were too small. My blisters were as big as a fist. But I had to keep wearing them. They were all I had." Partisans died more because of natural conditions (cold weather and hunger) than from Nazi
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