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Chaike Grossman-Orkin

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Chaike Grossman-Orkin (1919-1996)

Chaike Grossman was born in 1919 in Bialystock. A member of the senior leadership of Hashomer Hatzair and one of the leaders of the movement in Poland, she arrived in Vilna in late 1939. After the German occupation of the city, she served as a courier under a false Aryan identity. The same year, she returned to Bialystock where she served in the underground and as a member of its command. During the Bialystock ghetto uprising in August 1943, she escaped from the ghetto and joined the partisans. She immigrated to Israel in 1948, settled on Kibbutz Evron, and married Meir Orkin. Her book People of the Underground was published by Moreshet. During her life in Israel, she held various positions in the Mapam party, including Knesset member and deputy speaker of the Knesset.

 

 

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