The partisan Baruch passed away again

Baruch Shuv, born in Vilna in 1924, passed away. He was one of the last partisans to stay with us, and served as chairman of the partisans’ organization, the underground fighters and the ghetto rebels in Israel.

In the spring of 1942 he was one of the initiators of the establishment of an underground in the ghetto. Among other things, he was a partner in the purchase of pistols and joined the United Partisans Organization. After Aktions in September 1943, he left for the Rudniki Forest (about 25 km south of Vilnius) and fought in the partisans’ ranks. He then joined a Red Army unit and fought the Nazis.

In 1945 he arrived in Israel. He served in the Defense Organization and during the War of Independence served as an aircraft technician in the Air Force. He later served as the director of flight engineers at El Al and in several other positions.

Between the lines of his titles, he served as a member of the Yad Vashem board and worked extensively to commemorate the Holocaust. He has taken part in the Public Committee for the Marking of the Righteous Among the Nations, on the Board of Directors of the Claims Conference and in the Center for Holocaust Survivors’ Organizations.

In 1995, his biographical book “Beyond the Clouds of the Sky” was published, which described his story as a teenager in the Vilnius (Vilna) ghetto and revealed his joining the Jewish fighters.

In 2010, he lit a beacon at the state ceremony on the eve of Holocaust Martyrs ‘and Heroes’ Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem.