About Haya Dzienciolski
Haya Dzienciolski was twenty two years old when selected by Ukranian soldiers for menial tasks. She was foced to clean out a hall whule her friend was made to stand on a table and sing songs.
Haya decided not to accept any further humiliation. Finding a pistol she left Nowogrodek for a nearby village. Her escape was 'the first resistance'. After a short while in hiding she went into the nearby village of Lida, and took with her Asael Belsky, with whom she was in love.
Later she was able to smuggle her own parents out of the ghetto, followed by Belsky's sister and her boyfriend.
Slowly there grew up in the countryside around Nowogrodek a group of young people determined not to be caught or forced into the ghetto. In this way the forest communities began.
The Holocaust - Martin Gilbert, page 170