Personal Story

Remembering Motele Schlein: A Teenage Hero of the Holocaust

October 6, 2020

This is the incredible story of Modechai “Motele” Schlein who was barely a teenager, when he became a symbol of partisan resolve against the Nazis. Born in 1930 in a small town in Belarus, Schlein showed prodigious skill for the violin as a young boy, a skill that helped him fight back against the Nazis.