was born in Vilna, Lithuania shortly before the German occupation in 1941. He was “adopted” by a Christian Polish women who also saved a number of other children. His father was active in the underground resistance movement and found Grigory after the war. His mother was presumed murdered by Nazis.
The Christian Polish woman who hid him has since been named as Righteous Among the Nations for hiding Jewish children from the Nazis. Learn about the Righteous Among the Nations here.
On April 18, 2023, Grigory Shershnevsky and Lauren Bloomberg joined the WBFO podcast Buffalo, What’s Next? in honor of Yom HaShoah, the Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day. Together, they told the story of how a courageous woman named Aleksandra Drezvetska helped protect Grigory from persecution during one of the darkest times in human history.
Buffalo, What's Next? | Remembering the Stories of the Holocaust
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GRIGORY’S STORY
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