Lubetkin, Zivia

(1914-76)
   Polish underground member. Born in Beten, Poland, she was active in the Zionist youth movement. At the outbreak of World War II, she was in eastern Poland but fled to Warsaw. She helped found the Jewish Fighting Organization. She participated in the 1943 uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto and again in the revolt on 19 April 1943. On 10 May she escaped in the sewers and remained in hiding. After the war she became active in survivor circles and the Beriha, an organi-zation devoted to bringing Jews from Europe to Palestine. In 1946 she emigrated to Palestine.

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