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Bella Grinstein Shuster, her husband Jakow Grinstein and ShmuelOswald Rufajzen (brother Daniel), 1962.

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem

Was photographed at Bela and Jacob Grinshtein's home.
Shmuel Rufajzen had a fake Aryan identity (Josef Oswald), and he was the regional police officer in Mir. He helped members of the ghetto underground in transmitting messages and weapons, and in planning the escape of Jews, after which he himself escaped and reached the forests. After the liberation he captured collaborators in the Mir area. He converted to Christianity, migrated to Israel and settled down in a monastery under the name �Br

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  • Title: Bella Grinstein Shuster, her husband Jakow Grinstein and ShmuelOswald Rufajzen (brother Daniel), 1962.
  • Subject Keywords: Underground , Escape from the ghettos , Christianity , Holocaust survivors , Postwar period , Priests , False identity
  • Origin: Yad Vashem Archives
  • Name of submitter: Yad Vashem Archives
  • Credit: Yad Vashem
  • Collection: Yad Vashem Photo Archive
  • Archival signature: 1869/142

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