RE: תשובה: Re: [Cz-L] A hidden prayer room

From: Abraham Kogan <>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:07:10 +0300
To:, "'Miriam Taylor'" <>
Reply-To: Abraham Kogan <>

Both descriptions are correct. The Soviets considered them as "bandits", a
kind of anti-Soviet partisans. Their commander's name was Bandera and that
was the reason for calling them "banderovtsi".

Abraham K.

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Subject: תשובה: Re: [Cz-L] A hidden prayer room

A brief question re Bandera. I recall that at the time of the 2nd Russian
period - in 1944-5 we were continuously warned about the "banderovtsi" in
the woods around Czernowitz (when our mothers were mobilised to go there and
cut trees for wood in the stoves). As a young boy I understood this to mean
simply bandits. I wonder whether this was correct, or the authorities
actually meant members of the Bandera "partisans" as they called themselves?
Does anybody have the correct answer?



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