Vitka Kempner

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Vitka Kempner (14 March 1920, Kalisz – 2012)[1] was a Polish Jewish partisan leader during World War II. She served in the United Partisan Organization (Fareynikte Partizaner Organizatsye) and, alongside Rozka Korczak and founder Abba Kovner, assumed a leadership role in its successor group, the Avengers (Nokmim) — the only known undefeated ghetto uprising in the history of the Holocaust.

Kempner and Kovner later married in 1946.[2][3]

Kempner is remembered in the song Shtil, di nakht iz oysgeshternt by Hirsh Glick, which celebrates her heroic attack on a German convoy in the Vilnius sector in 1942.