Resistance Fighter, Zofia Yamaika, Passes Away, 1943
On This Day in Jewish History: February 9, 1943
#onthisday, 1943, Jewish partisan fighter Zofia Yamaika dies fighting the Nazis in the Polish forests. Yamaika possessed a fighting spirit before the war broke out and even on the train to Treblinka risked her life by jumping out to save herself and others. Today, we remember and honor her in blessing.
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Sources and further readings:
Stadtler, Bea. “Women Fighters.” chp. 12 in The Holocaust: A History of Courage and Resistance. Behrman House, Inc, 1995. “Resistance: Zofia Yamaika.” Personal Histories. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, www.ushmm.org/exhibition/personal-history/media_oi.php?MediaId=1920. “Poland.” Partisans & Countries. Jewish Partisan Education Foundation, https://www.jewishpartisans.org//countries/poland. “Invasion of Poland, Fall 1939.” Holocaust Encyclopedia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/invasion-of-poland-fall-1939. “Warsaw Ghetto.” Yad Vashem, https://www.yadvashem.org/holocaust/about/ghettos/warsaw.html.