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In Their Blessed Memory
 

Partisans and fighters from Rokitno and its vicinity who fell during the war with the Nazis


Translated by Ala Gamulka

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YOSEF OLSHANSKY
Son of Yaakov Shmuel, he was born in Karasyk near Sarny. He joined Ploskonosov partisan brigade and excelled as a sapper. He was appointed commander of a sappers unit. In 1943, on the way to bombing a German train, he was ambushed by the Germans and was killed.
 
 
MOSHE BARMAN
Son of Avraham. He fell near Rokitno in 1943, while a member of the Kovpak partisan brigade, in an attack on a German ammunitions train.
Moshe Barman
 
MOSHE BARMAN
Son of Yeshayahu, he was born in 1925 in Rokitno. He fell near Olevsk.
 
 
AHARON BURD
Son of Michael and Faigel, he was born in 1910. He was conscripted to the Polish Army in 1935. When WWII broke out in 1939, he was again conscripted to the Polish Army and he fought the Nazis. He was captured by the Germans and was imprisoned in Lublin for 3 months. He was transferred from there to a concentration camp where he was exterminated.
 Aharon Burd
 
MOSHE BURKO
Son of Aharon, he was born in the village of Borovey. He fell while serving in the Polish Army.
 
 
YOSEF BINDER
Son of Avraham and Miriam, he was born in 1919. He was conscripted to the Soviet Army in 1940 and was killed near Minsk in 1941.
 
 
AVRAHAM (AVREIMELE) BINDER
Son of Zaidel and Shifra, he was born in Rokitno in 1911. He fought with the Polish Army in 1939 and was taken prisoner. He returned from there after the Soviets reached Rokitno. He was conscripted to the Soviet Army in 1941 and was killed in battle near town of Chernigov in August 1941.
 Avraham Binder
 
YONA GOMULKA
(Husband of Gitel Burko). He served in the Soviet Army. He was taken prisoner by the Germans and was killed.
 
 
ZVI HERSHEL GORNSTEIN
Son of Yaakov and Rachel, he was born in 1908. He was conscripted to the Soviet Army in 1941. He was sent to the Ukrainian front where he died in battle.
Zvi Hershel Gornstein
 
MOSHE GITELMAN
Son of Yehoshua and Fruma, he was born in Rokitno in 1924. He was conscripted to the Red Army in 1942 and he fell in Bucharest, Rumania, in 1944
Moshe Gitelman
 
YEHUDA GAIYER
He was conscripted by the Soviet Army in 1940 and fell in battle.
 
 
MOSHE GLUZMAN
Fell in 1944 while serving in the Polish Army.
 
 
YEHUDA GENDELMAN
Son of Michael and Nechama, he was born in the village of Rokitno. He was conscripted to the Soviet Army and he fell in battle.
 
 
SHMUEL GENDELMAN
Son of Michael and Nechama, he fell while serving in the Soviet Army.
 
 
ZVI GENDELMAN
Son of Yaakov Shimon, he was born in Rokitno in 1912. He fell in battle in the forests of Volyn in 1943.
 
 
REUVEN GENDELMAN
Fell in battle while serving in the Soviet Army in 1944.
 
 
SHOSHANA GRINSHPAN
Daughter of Levi and Mushka, she was born in Rokitno. She fell near Tomoshgorod while serving as a partisan in the Medvedev brigade.
 
 
YISRAEL GREENBERG
Son of Zvi and Lifsha, he was born in Rokitno in 1917. He was conscripted in 1940 and fell while serving in the Soviet Army.
Yisrael Greenberg
 
AVRAHAM ZOLOTOV
He was born in Sarny in 1912 and was in the Rokitno ghetto during the Holocaust. He escaped to the forest after the liquidation of the ghetto. After four months of suffering and wandering, he joined the Shitov partisan brigade. He was appointed commander of a patrol unit. He fell in a battle with the Germans on the Bog River.
Avraham Zolotov
 
YONAH ZAKS
Son of Yaakov and Genendel, he was born in the village of Kisorich in 1918. He was conscripted to the Soviet Army in 1940. After serving for several months, he was sent to the front at the Rumanian border. It was reported that he died there at the age of 22.
Yonah Zaks
 
AVIGDOR HEFETZ
A son of Zvi and Esther (Sterl), he was conscripted to the Soviet Army and fell in battle in Latvia on 3/3/1945.
Avigdor Hefetz
 
TUVIA TUROVITZ
The son of Reuven, he was conscripted in May 1941 and fell while serving in the Soviet Army.
 
 
YECHIEL TROSSMAN
Son of Haim and Tema, he was born in the village of Dort in 1903. He led a group of Jewish fighters and looked after women and children who had escaped from area ghettos. He joined the Ploskonosov partisan brigade. When he returned to Rokitno after liberation he headed a unit of fighters looking to eliminate the Banderovtzis gangs. He fell in battle with them near Rokitno in 1944.
Yechiel Trossman
 
PINHAS FUCHSMAN
He was born in 1898 in the village of Zalavie and joined the Medvedev partisan brigade. When the brigade was disbanded he stayed in the forests near Blizhov. He came to Israel after the war and died here in 1959.
Pinhas Fuchsman
 
YAAKOV PIK
He was conscripted to the Soviet Army in 1941. He fought near Stalingrad where he was injured and remained handicapped. In 1948 he came to Israel and died here in 1967.
Yaakov Pik
 
SHALOM PINCHUK
Son of Avraham and Chava, he was born in the village of Glinna in 1919. He was conscripted to the Soviet Army in 1940. When the war broke out between Germany and Russia, he was transferred to Kirov.

In 1944 he volunteered for the Polish Army in order to take revenge on the Germans. He was sent to an officers course and upon completion he earned the rank of second lieutenant. Two weeks before the end of the war he fell in the battle of Berlin, on April 19, 1945.
Shalom Pinchuk
 
YISRAEL PIK
Son of Yaakov and Sheindl, he was born in Rokitno in 1923. He was conscripted to the Soviet Army and he fought in Stalingrad, Crimea, Sevastopol, Lvov and Cracow. He fell in battle on German soil in March 1945.
Yisrael Pik
SHLOMO FRIEDMAN
Son of Natan and Sarah, he was born in the village of Dort. He fell as a soldier in the Soviet Army.
Shlomo Friedman
 
YAAKOV PERLSTEIN
He was born in the village of Borovey in 1914 and he fell while serving in the Soviet Army.
 
 
DAVID CHECHIK
Son of Aharon and Chaya-Sara, he served in the Red Army and fell near Warsaw in 1944.
 
 
MORDECHAI CHECHIK
Son of Aharon and Chaya-Sara, he fell in the Carpathian Mountains in 1943.
 
 
AVRAHAM (ABRASHA) KLORFEIN
Son of Pinchas and Fania, he was born in Rokitno in 1915. He was conscripted to the Soviet Army in 1941 and he served in an engineering division. He was sent to the front and was never seen again.
Avraham Klorfein
 
AHARON KLEIMAN
Son of David and Henya, he was born in Rokitno in 1917. He was conscripted to the Soviet Army in 1940 and served in paratrooper brigade #449. In 1941, he was sent to the Byelorussia front and fell in the battle for Warsaw.
Aharon Kleiman
 
ZVI ROSENSTEIN
He was born in the village of Zalavie and was conscripted to the Soviet Army and fought the Germans. Although he was innocent, he was sentenced by the Soviets to forced labor in Archangelsk. He died there on November 29, 1944 as a result of the hard work, hunger and illness.
Zvi Rosenstein
 
YOSEF SHUSTER
Son of David and Batya-Rachel, he was born in the village of Glinna in 1908. (Approximate date). After the Berezov ghetto was liquidated, he escaped to the forests. In winter 1942 he joined the Kovpak partisan brigade and became a fighter. He fell in battle in the Carpathian Mountains.
 
 
BENYAMIN SHTEDLER
He was born in Salisetz in 1902 and joined the Za Rodinu (For the Motherland) partisan brigade, located near Rovno.

He fell in the village of Shatzek in July 1944 when he was ambushed by the Germans as he was returning from patrol.
Benyamin Shtedler
 
SHABTAI (SHEPSIL) SHTEINDEL
Son of Meir and Susel, he was born in Rokitno in 1926. He was a member of the Kovpak partisan brigade that fought in the Carpathian Mountains. He fell near the village of Vitkovich.
 
 
YITZHAK SHAPIRA
He fell in a partisan activity.
 
 
KALMAN SHAPIRA
Son of Moshe-Ber and Raizel, he was born in Snovidovich. He fell while serving in the Soviet Army.
 
 
SHLOMO SHAPIRA
The son of Moshe Haim, he was born in Salisetz in 1897. A veteran settler of Rokitno, he was a member of the Fyodorov partisan brigade. He showed great courage. He went out every night to destroy the German infrastructure. He blew up bridges and railroad tracks. After the war he came to Israel where he died in 1957.
Shlomo Shapira

Untitled Drawing

Yizkor

MAY THE SACRED AND PURE IMAGES OF OUR DEARLY BELOVED BE ETCHED IN OUR HEARTS AND BE ATTACHED TO THE SOULS OF ALL THE MARTYRS OF ISRAEL WHO WERE MURDERED DURING THE HOLOCAUST AND MAY THEIR NAMES ILLUMINATE FOR US THE ROAD TO COMPLETE REDEMPTION.

Kaddish

May the sacred memory of our mothers and fathers, our brothers and sisters, our sons and daughters, our descendants and relatives, grow exalted and be sanctified. They were murdered and slaughtered, smothered and hung, frozen and starved to death, in the forests, the pits and ditches, but they were not eulogized, their bodies not collected and not given a proper Jewish burial.

May the memory of our children and infants, pure as angels and the heavens, grow exalted and be sanctified. May their cries for help and their groans be in our ears day and night because their blood was spilled while tortured beyond human comprehension. May their name be blessed forever and ever. Our eyes are full of tears because the gates of compassion and acceptance were closed to them when the cruelty surrounded them.

We will cry for their misfortune because it is etched in our hearts. They were our pride and joy. Our tears will accompany their image. Our heart will be in the killing square, in the graves of our brethren, because this is where everything dear to us remained.

In your lifetime and in your days – your life will be attached to the living and you will follow your destiny to the end of days.

He will have mercy and He will give us strength to carry the burden of the Holocaust, our terrible fate, which is incomparable.

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