JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen This week's Yizkor Book excerpt on JewishGen's Facebook page #general

Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>

This week's excerpt is >from the Yizkor book of Bransk, Poland, which was newly
donated to JewishGen. It is bluntly-titled -- "Jew-Murderers Sentenced to Death" -
and is an account of a detachment of Bransk partisans who decided to take revenge
on a Pole who had been responsible for Jewish deaths. The unit of 64 men fights on
till August, 1944 when the Russian Army nears and then returns their village to
find it empty of Jews. The unnamed author writes: "How hardened we have become in
the 21 months of living in the forest, a life of animals, not of humans and our
hearts melted away, our eyes that long ago had lost the ability to shed tears, were
suddenly filled with bitter tears."

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Bruce Drake
Silver Spring, MD

Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel

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