Jewish Partisans

Several brave young Jewish Ostrowiec residents joined the Partisans during the Holocaust:

Wolf Fajnsztadt

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Testimony regarding the resistance movement in the ghetto and attempts to obtain weapons. He discusses the murder of the first group by the Home Army and other attempts after that including the event on July 26, 1944, when a group of 29 young Jewish inmates escaped into the woods and undertook guerilla warfare in the vicinity of Krzeminki, Czarna Glinka, and Ruda Kościelna.

Original testimony in Polish can be read here.

Burial Ceremony of Jewish Partisan victims of the Home Army murders

Testimony of I. Baharier relating to the tragic murders and the 1945 burial ceremony of twelve Ostrowiec Jewish partisans

“I swear to fight for a free and mighty Poland, carry out the orders of my superiors, so help me God.”- Jews in the Home Army

An Episode from Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski

Dariusz Libionka, Alina Skibińska

Zagłada Żydów. Studia i Materiały, 2008: Holocaust Studies and Materials, pages: 235-269

The above article presents a selection of documents from a 1949 trial, which concluded with the sentence of three ZWZ-AK members for complicity in the murder of 12 Jews from the Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski ghetto in a forest near Kunów.

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Partial list of Ostrowiec residents involved in Partisan activity: