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Sara Bender

Sara Bender received her doctoral degree from the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1994. Her thesis, on the Jews of Bialystok during World War II, appeared in 1997 under the title Facing Death (Hebrew) and she has also published numerous articles on Holocaust-related topics. She edited Yad Vashem’s Encyclopedia of Righteous Gentiles and is the editor of Dapim, an interdisciplinary periodical on Holocaust research, published by the University of Haifa, where she has taught in the department of Jewish History since 1998.

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Lonka Korzybrodska

Lonka Korzybrodska was an active member of He-Haluz, a resistance movement during World War II. She participated in missions until her capture and died imprisoned in Auschwitz in 1943.

Bela Ya’ari Hazan

On the outbreak of World War II, Bela Hazan escaped her hometown of Rozyszcze, Poland, for Vilna, where she worked as a smuggler for the Dror movement. She was arrested by the Gestapo in 1942 and sent to Auschwitz, where she served as a nurse, then to Ravensbruck, and finally to Leipzig, from which she was liberated. She immigrated to Israel, where she died in 2004.

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