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Gesia Glazer was a Jewish Freedom Fighter (they fought independently from the allied armies and made significant contributions to the struggle against the Nazis). Though she escaped the Germans by fleeing to USSR, in 1943 she parachuted back into Lithuania. She worked as a liaison between the partisan organization in the Kaunas (Kovno) ghetto and the command of the Lithuanian partisan movement. In 1944, when surrounded by German soldiers, rather than face capture, she leapt to her death.

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