By Larry Stillman
When Moniek (Morris) Goldner and his family members have been uprooted from their Polish farming village in the course of a German motion, the child-sized sixteen-year-old fled into the forests. He ultimately met up along with his father, who had additionally escaped, and jointly they controlled to outlive till a former buddy betrayed the pair. Wounded and left for lifeless underneath his father’s murdered physique, Goldner was once rescued through the enigmatic outlaw Jan Kopec, who used to be additionally in hiding, trying to find how one can cash in on his felony expertise.
For eighteen months Kopec concealed the boy with him, relocating from one quarter to a different, usually staying in hideouts he had formed years past. at the start Kopec informed Goldner just to function his partner in robberies and black marketplace actions. yet earlier than lengthy he driven the educational to an entire new point, making it attainable for him to promote Goldner’s companies to a shadowy resistance staff which used to be turning into drawn to the bold younger saboteur.
And via all of it, those disparate personalities—the quiet, small-framed boy and the stocky, callous mercenary—forged an striking friendship and co-dependency born of desire and desperation in a hellish time and place.
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Extra resources for A Match Made in Hell : The Jewish Boy and the Polish Outlaw Who Defied the Nazis
Yet I had no idea how much better my life was compared to what most families faced in the large cities. 25 Into the Forest For Strasze˛cin, a small village with its inconsequential Jewish population, was largely ignored by the Germans. But in the neighboring towns of Tarno´w and De˛bica, strict sanctions were being handed down in increasing numbers. Jews in the city were required to wear armbands with an identifying Star of David. Jewish businesses were placed under the management of Ukrainians or residents with German lineage, who kept the keys and handled all the money.
My thoughts turned briefly to my father, now undoubtedly settled somewhere in Russia, trying to eke out a living. At home, meanwhile, Mama was shouldering the day-to-day responsibility for her family. What would become of us if she could no longer freely come and go, peddling milk? Mama. Every weekday morning before sunrise she rose by fourthirty, filling her large white porcelain pails with milk to sell to customers in De˛bica. She had been doing this since Gita and I were born, and long before.
And so he came back for Moniek. ” The first thing I recall is an underground storage area, called a copiec. It was dug into the earth to hold potatoes—up to a thousand pounds, I think—to keep them from freezing over the winter months. Was this our first day together after my rescuer collected me from that woman, from Walantina? I cannot say. The dugout was simply covered with straw and earth. Ventilation came from a slender wooden flue. There were several such storage areas in the field; for some reason, this one was empty.