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UT Audience Hears First-Person Account of WWII’s Bielski Brigade

December 14, 2010 4:00 PM
After years of shunning the spotlight, Holocaust survivor Leah Bedzowki Johnson picked a forum of Jewish students at the University of Texas as one of the first public audiences to hear her tales of fighting Nazi forces and their collaborators as a member of the famed Bielski Brigade.
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With her son, Murray Johnson, standing beside her, Holocaust survivor Leah Bedzowki Johnson regaled an audience of 100 Jewish students at the University of Texas with tales of her resistance as a member of the famed Bielski Brigade.
With her son, Murray Johnson, standing beside her, Holocaust survivor Leah Bedzowki Johnson regaled an audience of 100 Jewish students at the University of Texas with tales of her resistance as a member of the famed Bielski Brigade.

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Beverley Price, Johannesburg, South Africa December 14, 2010

Aunty Leah Here I sit in Johannesburg, and belong to a Chabad Shtiebel. I listen a lot to Chabad.org and today found this. It's unbelievable. Her late husband was my mom's cousin. They lived in SAfrica too for a le when I was a kid. I haven't seen her in years. As a child I was sensitive to her joy, delight and humour and loved being around her. And here she is in this incredible context, finally talking. Mazaltov ubesh'ah tovah. Reply