Nesvizh Survivors in Israel

In the summer of 2001, I had the privilege of meeting for the first time Pini's friends in Israel and Dr. Shalom Cholawski, when I attended the seminar in Holocaust studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

S. Brown and Gershon Gefen in Ramat Hasharon.
Seated, left to right: Elka Farfel, Itzhak Alperowitz, S. Brown.
Standing, left to right: Elka's children.

Photo was taken in Ramat Gan.

S. Brown standing in the Valley of the Destroyed Communities at Yad Vashem in front of the rocky structure on which the name of Nieswiez (Nesvizh) was engraved, together with some 5,000 ruined European Jewish communities.
Mrs. Ida Cholawski, Dr. Shalom Cholawski, and S. Brown in Kibbutz Ein Hashofet.


Dr. Cholawski was honored in Tel Aviv on February 28, 2002, when his newest book, Partisan Resistance and Fighting: Jews of Bielorussia During WWII,  was published by Yad Vashem. In his speech, he says that television has such a powerful appeal to the eye and ear and if television would have been available to broadcast the Holocaust atrocities, the nations of the world would have reacted differently and the Jewish stand could have been different.