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Fighting for Life and Victory: Refugees from the Ghettos and the Soviet Partisan Movement

Anika Walke

in Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199335534
eISBN:
9780190251581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335534.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The narrative follows several youths who managed to escape ghetto and sure death in Eastern parts of Belorussia and joined Soviet partisan units. Often considered too young to fight, the refugees ... More


The End of Childhood: Young Soviet Jews in the Minsk Ghetto

Anika Walke

in Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199335534
eISBN:
9780190251581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335534.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter focuses on the implications of living through occupation and genocide in Minsk, emphasizing individual and collective strategies of youth trapped in a ghetto of up to 55,000 people. ... More


Of Refuge and Resistance: Labor for Survival in the “Zorin Family Unit”

Anika Walke

in Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199335534
eISBN:
9780190251581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335534.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter looks at the experiences of adolescents who escaped the Minsk ghetto and found refuge in a so-called “family unit,” a partisan detachment that provided a safe haven for several hundred ... More


Suffering and Survival: The Destruction of Jewish Communities in Eastern Belorussia

Anika Walke

in Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199335534
eISBN:
9780190251581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199335534.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Picking up on the lives of Frieda Ped’ko, Grigorii Erenburg, and Alevtina Kuprikhina, who are introduced in chapter 1, the chapter sharpens the account of survival and destruction in Eastern ... More


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