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Sara Nomberg-Przuytyk
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Sara Nomberg-Przytyk

Born in Lublin, Poland on September 10th September 1915, Sara Nomberg was raised a Hasidic Jew whose grandfather was a widely renowned Talmud scholar and the headmaster of a prominent yeshivea in Warsaw and was later a rabbi for a community near Lublin. Sara lived in poverty at an early age and her experience watching children die from malnutrition led her to become politically active, as did her experience with Polish antisemitism. Her activities were associated with the communist movement and she abandoned the religion of her upbringing.

Sara's political activities led her to be imprisoned for five years, from 1934 to 1939. When Germany conquered Poland in 1939, Sara ran to Soviet-run Bialystok. After Germany attacked the Soviets in mid-June 1941, Sara and the other Jews of Bialystok were confined to a ghetto there until August 1943 when the ghetto was destroyed. On January 13th, 1944, Sara was sent from Stutthof where she...

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