Prices and offers may vary in store about The prevailing image of European Jews during the Holocaust is one of helpless victims, but in fact many Jews struggled against the terrors of the Third Reich. In Defiance, Nechama Tec offers a riveting history of one such group, a forest community in western Belorussia that would number more than 1, Jews by the largest armed rescue operation of Jews by Jews in World War II. Tec reveals that this extraordinary community included both men and women, some with weapons, but mostly unarmed, ranging from infants to the elderly. She reconstructs for the first time the amazing details of how these partisans and their families--hungry, exposed to the harsh winter weather--managed not only to survive, but to offer protection to all Jewish fugitives who could find their way to them. Herself a Holocaust survivor, Nechama Tec here draws on wide-ranging research and never before published interviews with surviving partisans--including Tuvia Bielski himself--to reconstruct here the poignant and unforgettable story of those who chose to fight.

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Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins Unabridged 4. A tumbledown farmhouse, on the outskirts of a close-knit village in the heart of the rolling hills of Bavaria.

A once happy family home torn apart by Nazi rule. And one young girl who refuses to give up on what she believes in London, When year-old Imogen receives a letter addressed to her in neat, unfamiliar handwriting, she notices the postmark is stamped from Germany - and it sends shivers down her spine Along with his year old son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany, where a new concentration camp was being built. It was the beginning of a five-year odyssey almost without parallel.

They helped build Buchenwald, young Fritz learning construction skills which would help preserve him from extermination in the coming years. But it was his bond with his father that would ultimately keep them both alive. When the year old Gustav was transferred to Auschwitz - a certain death sentence - Fritz was determined to go with him. Young mother Eva has a secret from her past.

When the Nazis invade, Eva knows the only way to keep her daughter, Miriam, safe is to send her away - even if it means never seeing her again. But when Eva is taken to a concentration camp, her secret is at risk of being exposed.

In London, Pamela volunteers to help find places for the Jewish children arrived from Europe. Befriending one unclaimed little girl, Pamela brings her home. It is only when her young son enlists in the RAF that Pamela realises how easily her own world could come crashing down. Sparks and his fellow Thunderbirds fought longest and hardest to defeat Hitler.


Defiance: The Bielski Partisans

Start your review of Defiance Write a review Shelves: would-read-again , history , story-that-changes-how-you-look-at , suspense , nonfiction , overcoming-trauma , world-war-2 , europe , appealmen Though I read this about twenty years ago, the impact this book had on me was profound. I think it is a critical story that should be required reading while studying the Holocaust during World War II. It highlights courageous young men, who had a profound impact on the people of their region. It lifted my spirit as I saw what seemed so insurmountable challenged and conquered!


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