Jazep Sažyč (Язэп Сажыч, also Joseph Sazyc, 5 September 1917 – 19 November 2007) was a Belarusian politician and military commander.Life in the Second Polish Republic
Jazep Sažyč was born in Haradziečna (now in Navahrudak district, Grodno Region). He graduated from a Polish gymnasium in Nowogródek. In 1938 he was mobilized into the Polish army where he underwent an officer training course. During the German invasion of Poland Sažyč was commander of a minor military unit. He was wounded and taken by the Germans as a POW. He was later transferred to a hospital in Łódź from where he managed to get to Białystok and later to Navahrudak. He worked as an accountant in a village store and enlisted as a student at the University of Lviv.However, with Germany attacking the Soviet Union, Sažyč was mobilized into the Red Army. He soon deserted and returned to Lviv, where he worked at a shop and supported the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists.He then went back to Navahrudak wh
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