Laterina, Italy: Jewish Brigade soldiers hold newspapers declaring the war’s end. The front page English headline reads: “Germany: The End”. The Hebrew photo caption reads: “This Is The Day We Have Been Hoping For – 8 May 1945”. Yad Vashem Photo Archives, 111CO1

Laterina, Italy: Jewish Brigade soldiers hold newspapers declaring the war’s end. The front page English headline reads: “Germany: The End”. The Hebrew photo caption reads: “This Is The Day We Have Been Hoping For – 8 May 1945”. Yad Vashem Photo Archives, 111CO1

Partisans in Vilna - The Rudniki Forest - Vilna During the Holocaust - The Jerusalem of Lithuania: The Story of the Jewish Community of Vilna

Partisans in Vilna - The Rudniki Forest - Vilna During the Holocaust - The Jerusalem of Lithuania: The Story of the Jewish Community of Vilna

The aliyah certificate that Kalman received from the British Mandate authorities

The aliyah certificate that Kalman received from the British Mandate authorities

Yitzak Sonenson pictured in front with three other Jewish partisans with whom he lived with in the fall of 1944.

Yitzak Sonenson pictured in front with three other Jewish partisans with whom he lived with in the fall of 1944.

Israel Meir Lau at Haifa Port on the way to Atlit Detention Camp holding a flag with other survivors from Buchenwald. Behind the flag to the left- his brother Naphtali

Israel Meir Lau at Haifa Port on the way to Atlit Detention Camp holding a flag with other survivors from Buchenwald. Behind the flag to the left- his brother Naphtali

Medal received by Ernestina-Yadja Krakowiak for service in the battle for Berlin. Yad Vashem Artifacts Collection

Medal received by Ernestina-Yadja Krakowiak for service in the battle for Berlin. Yad Vashem Artifacts Collection

Jewish Resistance Fighters, France August 1944. This really DOESN'T put a smile on my face but I like the picture with the story to it.

Jewish Resistance Fighters, France August 1944. This really DOESN'T put a smile on my face but I like the picture with the story to it.

Jewish Brigade tag and identity discs belonging to Shmuel Gafni from Kibbutz Mishmarot, who enlisted to fight the Nazis

Jewish Brigade tag and identity discs belonging to Shmuel Gafni from Kibbutz Mishmarot, who enlisted to fight the Nazis

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