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 Remarks  Source/Page  Number Country

 8 Partisan groups. # Jews unavailable.

10/12 Unavailable  Albania
1

9/539

400

 Algiers  2

 3/K.CH

1000

 Belgium/Luxem.

3

Not including 21,000 escapees

7/288

25,000

 Belarus (West)

4

Anti-fascism resistance union

 2/147

480

 Bulgaria

5

 The Czech did not accept Jews.

Unavailable

 Czech Republic 

6
Unavailable Denmark 7

L’union des Juifs Nationale

1/416

7,000

France

8

The Baum Group

 

50

 Germany
    
 

9

 Underground 1,000; Soldiers 300

 5/180; 14/870

1,300

Greece

10
 Bachka (Yugoslavia) - 200

9/340

500

Hungary
 500
 9/340

11

10/12 – 1200

3/L.A

2,000

Italy

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1.
 Albania
 Unavailable
 10/12
 8 Partisan groups. # Jews unavailable.
 
2.
 Algiers
 400
 9/539
  
3.
 Belgium/Luxem.
 1,000
 3/K.CH
  
4.
 Belarus (West)
 25,000
 7/288
 Not including 21,000 escapees
 
5.
 Bulgaria
 480
 2/147
 Anti-fascism resistance union
 
6.
 Czech Republic
 Unavailable
   The Czech did not accept Jews.
 
7.
 Denmark
 Unavailable
    
8.
 France
 7,000
 1/416
 L’union des Juifs Nationale
 
9.
 Germany
 50
   The Baum Group
 
10.
 Greece
 1,300
 5/180; 14/870
 Underground 1,000; Soldiers 300
 
11.
 Hungary
 500
 9/340
 Bachka (Yugoslavia) - 200
 
12.
 Italy
 2,000
 3/L.A
 10/12 – 1200
 
13.
 Latvia
 100
    
14.
 Lithuania+Vilnius distr.
 1,800
 6/230;14/998
 Vilnius 600-700 (13); 1650 (14)
 
15.
 Netherlands
 500
 3/K.CH
  
16.
 Norway
 Unavailable
   Most Jews escaped to Sweden
 
17.
 Poland (partisans)
 2,000
 12/185;14/1002
 3000 escaped (12); 4000 dead
 
18.
 Poland (uprisings)
 5,000
 3/K.D;11/466
 Ghettos; Treblinka; Sobivor; Aushwitz
 
19.
 Poland (Warsaw uprising)
 1,000
 3/K.D;11/466
 9/266 - ..”in Warsaw 800”..
 
20.
 Romania
 Unavailable
    
21.
 Slovak Rep.
 2,500
 14/1002
 Uprising – 2,500 incl. 1,566 partisans
 
22.
 Soviet Union (1939 bord)
 15,000
 3/J.T
 "From ghetto Minsk 5,000”
 
23.
 Ukraine (West)
 22,500
 4/160;8/588
 Not including 15,000 escapees
 
24.
 Yugoslavia
 5,000
 14/1002;12/194
 14-4572; 12-4000
 


 

Bibliography

1.  The Black Book - 1946 World Jewish congress – Ilya Ehrenburg + Vasilly Grossman

 

2.  HaKofer (Bulgarian) (H) – Nir Akiva

 

3.  Mul HaOyev HaNazi (H) 1986 – Introduction – Dr. Shmuel Specter

 

4.  BeMivchan HaAnut VeHapdut (H) 1997 – Levi Arie Sarid


5. Atlas of the Holocaust (E) 1982 –Sir Martin Gilbert

6. The Litvaks (E) 1990 –Prof. Dov Levin

7. Al Naharot HaNiemam VehaDniepr (H) –Dr. Shalom Cholavski

8. Shoat Yehudey Vholyn (H) – De. Shmuel Specter

9. Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust (E) 1971- Yad Vashem

10. Kniga Pamietzi Voinov Yevrieyov v bojach s Naziznom 1941-1945 (R)

11. Gods Playground. A history of Poland. Volume 2. (E) –Norman Davis

12. Maavak BeNetiv HaYisurim (H) Prof. Israel Guttman

13. Vilna HaYehudit BeMa`avak U`Vechilayon (H) 1976 - Dr. Izchak Arad

14. Encyclopedia Shel Hashoa (H) 1990 –Yad Vashem


The total number of underground members and fighters is approximately 93,000.

An additional approximate 45,000 hid in the forests, swamps and hills of Eastern Europe, mostly with their children and elders. Those are the "escapees” that chose the almost impossible existence, adamantly refusing to be slaughtered.


Those are not definitive, conclusive figures. They have been carefully quoted from various research books and papers which sometimes vary substantially from one research to another. Another problem with the numbers is that many Jews decided not to reveal their nationality, mainly to protect their relatives and friends left behind in the ghettos.

And finally, Jews, mostly with the Soviet partisans, were listed as nationals of the republic they belonged.

The result: a Jew fighting in Belarus was listed as a Belarussian.


The fate of the "escapees” with families was worse than that of the partisans. Although most of them had some arms for self–defense, their mobility was restricted, and any attack by enemy forces left them completely defenseless.


It is estimated that approximately 40% of the Jewish partisans and 70% of the escapees fell in battle or were killed by German army and their various S.S. units, local collaborators and police, or Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian and other anti-Jewish groups. We are unable to cite numbers of "escapees” in Southern and Western Europe due to lack of data.


At the end of the war, approximately 56,000 Jewish fighters and underground members in Europe and 13,000 "escapees” in the East remained alive.

 

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