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Category: Translation - Polish
Approval Date: 7/12/2009
Family Surname: BLONES
Country: Poland
Town: Warszawa
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I am hoping someone will help me with a complete translation of a biography of my ancestor, Jurek Blones.

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7/17/2009 Jurek Blones was born in Warsaw in 1920 or 1924. He was an alumnus of the Michalewicz CISzO School on Mila Street. He was 10 years old when he became a member of the Skif, then he joined the Cukunft. He became an automobile mechanic. In the ghetto, he was active in the underground BUND. At first, he printed and distributed newsletters. Afterwards, he organized the purchase and transportation of weapons. He used to go in and out of the ghetto often. He was slim, quite tall, light-haired--- he had a safe outward appearance. He knew how to jump over walls. Jurek was hotheaded. It was he who convinced Michal Klepfisz to produce Molotov cocktails and to bring them to the ghetto. In the April uprising, he was the commander of the fighting group at the site of the brushmakers. Afterwards, when the brushes began to burn, groups led by Blones, Gutman, Berlinski, and Grynszpan, under the command of Marek Edelman, broke through to the central ghetto at 30 Franciszkanska Street. On May 10, 1943, Guta, Jurek and Lusiek came out, through the sewers, on the other side of the wall. Together with others, they were transported to Lomiany. A few days later, to the Wyszkowski forests. There Jurek became gravely ill. He had a high fever, and it was necessary to get him out of the forest immediately. It was decided that Zygmunt Frydrych would find him a place in Pludy, where Rozka Klog-Wasserman was already hiding. Celek Celemenski and probably Antek Cukierman came to the forest to get Jurek. Once there , they decided to also take the sickly Cimeret Wachenhojzer, the 18-year-old Fajgele Goldsztajn, who was taking particular care of Jurek, as well as Guta and Lusiek. Zygmunt Frydrych took over the car with these passengers at Wilson Square. Pludy was not far, on the other side of the Vistula River, at the site of today's Praga. The Polish man who was to have hidden them, called the police. (Wladka Peltel wrote, that Germans beat them and led them through Pludy with a sign on their chest which read: Jewish bandits will be shot. This is how we will deal with Jews and those who help them.) All were shot beside a wooden fence, facing the house of the Polish man. In 1946, they were buried in the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw: five memberes of the Bund and ___ (I cannot translate the last word).
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