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Poland > Resistance, Partisans

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Schulman, standing third from right,

with fellow partisans during the war.

 

Photograph: Faye Schulman, via Second Story Press

 

Faye Schulman Dies; Fought Nazis With a Rifle and a Camera

She joined the Resistance brigade

after her family was executed

and used her photographs as proof of German barbarity

and Jews’ determination to fight back.

NYT

Published May 28, 2021

Updated May 29, 2021, 1:20 p.m. ET

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/28/
world/europe/faye-schulman-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

warning: graphic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jewish and Russian members of the Resistance

were buried in a single grave in 1943.

 

Photograph: Faye Schulman, via Second Story Press

 

Faye Schulman Dies; Fought Nazis With a Rifle and a Camera

She joined the Resistance brigade

after her family was executed

and used her photographs as proof of German barbarity

and Jews’ determination to fight back.

NYT

Published May 28, 2021

Updated May 29, 2021, 1:20 p.m. ET

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/28/
world/europe/faye-schulman-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Schulman’s brother Kopel Lazebnik, third from left,

had brought food to a Jewish civilian camp.

 

Photograph: Faye Schulman, via Second Story Press

 

Faye Schulman Dies; Fought Nazis With a Rifle and a Camera

She joined the Resistance brigade

after her family was executed

and used her photographs as proof of German barbarity

and Jews’ determination to fight back.

NYT

Published May 28, 2021

Updated May 29, 2021, 1:20 p.m. ET

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/28/
world/europe/faye-schulman-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faye Schulman (born Faigel Lazebnik)    1922?-2021

 

Fought Nazis

With a Rifle and a Camera

 

She joined the Resistance brigade

after her family was executed

and used her photographs

as proof of German barbarity

and Jews’ determination to fight back.

 

 

On Aug. 14, 1942,

a year after German troops

invaded Soviet-occupied Poland,

they massacred the last 1,850 Jews

from a shtetl named Lenin

near the Sluch River.

 

Only 27 were spared,

their skills deemed essential

by the invaders.

 

The survivors included

shoemakers, tailors, carpenters,

blacksmiths, a barber

and a young novice photographer

named Faigel Lazebnik,

who later in marriage

would become known

as Faye Schulman.

 

The Germans enlisted her

to take commemorative photographs

of them and, in some cases,

their newly acquired mistresses.

 

(“It better be good,

or else you’ll be kaput,”

she recalled a Gestapo commander

warning her before, trembling,

she asked him to smile.)

 

They thus spared her

from the firing squad

because of their vanity

and their obsession

with bureaucratic record-keeping

— two weaknesses

that she would ultimately

wield against them.

 

At one point the Germans

witlessly gave her film to develop

that contained pictures

they had taken

of the three trenches

into which they,

their Lithuanian collaborators

and the local Polish police

had machine-gunned

Lenin’s remaining Jews,

including her parents,

sisters and younger brother.

 

She kept a copy of the photos

as evidence of the atrocity,

then later joined a band

of Russian guerrilla

Resistance fighters.

 

As one of the only known

Jewish partisan photographers,

Mrs. Schulman,

thanks to her own

graphic record-keeping,

debunked the common narrative

that most Eastern European Jews

had gone quietly to their deaths.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/28/
world/europe/faye-schulman-dead.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/28/
world/europe/faye-schulman-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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