Chaim Aizen's Holocaust Resistance

"But sleep just did not come for a long time. As I lay there, I couldn't believe that this
was really happening to me. I thought to myself: no longer am I a frightened little Jew
running from one place to another, expecting a bullet at anytime simply because I was
born a Jew. I am now a member of a group of men who have decided to defend
themselves and fight against their oppressors."
-- Chaim Aizen



On the eve of the liquidation of the Jews of Hrubieszow, Poland, Chaim Ajzen escaped to the forest.

His entire family was murdered, as were all but a handful of his companions. After many trials, he found his way into a band of Jewish partisans and later joined a Soviet partisan brigade that sabotaged German supply lines and battled Nazi forces.

At war's end, he was a Red Army soldier. When he was told that he would not be discharged to return to Poland to search for his loved ones for six more years, Chaim Ajzen resolved to perform one more mission: A daring escape from the Soviet Union.

Chaim Ajzen Remembers is the powerful and moving autobiographical account of a man who found a way to fight back.


Based on: "Chaim Ajzen Remembers".

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