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"The Struggle for Life"

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    Consists of one typed translation of a memoir, approximately 47 pages, entitled "The Struggle for Life" by Feivel (Shraga) Solomiansky. In the memoir, he describes hiding during two German raids on his hometown of Iliya (now Ilʹi︠a︡), when inhabitants were rounded up and shot, and his subsequent escape to the nearby forest, where he hid and eventually joined a partisan group. He describes raids against German units and German-held towns; attempts to free Jews from ghettos; a raid in Miadel (Myadel); the daily life of his unit; a raid on the Lida airport; and finally encountering the Red Army. The translation was completed by Mira and Ted Mordfin with the assistance of Neil Roland.
    creation:  2014
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Orna Shuman
    Collection Creator
    Feivel Solomiansky
    Feivel (Shraga) Solomiansky was born to Eliyahu and Haya Solominsky in 1909 in Iliya (now Ilʹi︠a︡). He hid during two shooting "aktions" in Ilʹi︠a︡ and survived World War II as a partisan in Belorussia. He returned to Ilʹi︠a︡ after the war, then went to Paris. In 1947, he left on the "Lanegev" for Palestine. He was detained for a year on Cyprus before finally being allowed to enter the newly formed state of Israel in May 1948. He fought in the War of Independence. He passed away on September 28, 1998.

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    Personal Name
    Solomiansky, Feivel.

    Administrative Notes

    Orna Shuman donated a translation of her father's memoir to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2014.
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