Polish Jews in the Red Army during WW2 #poland

David Ellis

Hi there, 
Wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of more information on Polish Jews who fought for the Red Army/ Polish Armed Forces fighting with the Red Army during WW2.
My Grandfather was a Polish Jew from Dobromil. He joined the Red Army in June 1941 and then (I believe) retreats east to Kharkov in the USSR after the Red Army are defeated by the Nazis in 1941.
In Jan 1944, he then rejoins the Red Army in Moscow (the Polish Armed forces/ the People's Army of Poland in the Soviet Union) and finishes his duty in October 1945 in Germany.
I'm very keen to understand more about Polish Jews who did similar if anyone knows of any accounts?
Best, David Ellis

xan madera

hi david,maybe here:

good luck
Jan Braunholz


I suggest to check here:

Benjamin Meirtchak. Jews-Officers in the Polish Armed Forces 1939-1945.
Printed in Israel by SHLOMO LEVY Ltd
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Includes :
List No 3 : Jews- Officers in the Polish Peples Army
List No 4 : Jewesses -  Officers in the Polish Peples Army 

Michael Antopolski 

jack nathanson

Danek Gertner referred to his brief experience in the Red Army in Zabie in the book "Home is No More"

Jack Nathanson