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Eta Wrobel, partisan leader, dies at 92

 

Eta Wrobel, a commander of Jewish partisans during the Holocaust, has died.

Wrobel, who lived in Highland, N.Y., died Monday. She was 92.

 

Born Eta Chajt in Lukow, Poland, she was the only one in her large family to survive the Nazis’ 1942 liquidation of their ghetto.

When the Nazis arrived, Wrobel fled to the woods outside Lukow and commanded a unit of refugees. They stole supplies from the Germans and set mines to hinder them. On one mission she was shot in the leg; she walked with a bullet in her leg for months.

Wrobel traveled throughout New Jersey decades after the war telling schoolchildren about her experiences.

In 2006, she wrote her memoir, “My Life My Way,” with Jeanette Friedman.

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