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Jazep Sažyč

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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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