Defiance The Bielski Partisans review ☆ 3

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T turned partisan Tuvia Bielski Winner of the Christopher Award halftones line drawings.. Comrades this is the most beautiful day of my life because I lived to see such a big group out of the guetto I don t promise you anything we may be killed while we try to live But we will do all we can to save lives This is our way we don t select we don t eliminate the old the children the women Life is difficult we are in danger all the time but if we perish if we die we die like human beings

review Defiance The Bielski Partisans

Defiance The Bielski Partisans

WWII describing an extraordinary hidden forest community of Jews who were led by peasan. I decided to read Defiance because last year I saw the film version of it and I enjoyed the film even though it was sad and found the film very interesting So I finally brought a copy of the book and read it I have decided to put this book into the A book based on a true story category on the bingo board as this book is based on a true story This book wasn t uite what I had expected it to be I expected it to be of a story about what had happened in The Bielski otraid and the experiences of the Jewish people in it This book was about what happened in The Bielski otraid and the experiences of the Jewish people in it but it was written in facts and had extracts from the interviews that the author had had with the survivors of the Bielski otraid these facts an interviews told the story This book was not what I had expected but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this book despite the horrific stories it told I found this category interesting I liked this category and I will continue to read that will fit into this category in the future One of my favourite uotes from this book is Whatever feelings of revenge he had these took a back seat to save lives Refusing to become a victim rejecting the role of avenger Tuvia Bielski concentrated on gathering Jewish Fugitives and protecting their lives Tuvia was the commander of the Bielski otraid This is one of my favourite uotes because I think it shows what a good leader Tuvia was Tuvia was in a position where he could refuse to take on Jewish people who he didn t like or who he thought would become a burden but he didn t He would take on any Jewish people it didn t matter if they were old sick or if he didn t get along with them he wanted to save the lives of Jewish people any Jewish peopleFrom this book I learnt that sometimes it isn t worth holding a grudge or bothering to try and get revenge The Nazis had done horrific things to Jewish people but they didn t use that as an excuse to go and kill and do horrific things back to the Nazis they just moved on and got on with their livesThis book was set is Belorussia I thought this was an interesting setting because I did not know much about Belorussia which I believe is also known as Belarus I learnt a bit about the towns and the kinds of people who live there

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The author a holocaust survivor tells of the largest armed rescue of Jews by Jews during. There are two books about the Bielski partisan group that I know of the other is Peter Duffy s The Bielski Brothers Both books were good but I found Tec s to be the better of the two Her writing gave a better sense of what daily life was like in the Bielski camp possibly because she herself was a hidden child Holocaust survivor Tec was also able to interview Zus and Tuvia Bielski before their deaths whereas Duffy didn t start writing his book until the brothers excepting Aron the youngest who was only a child during World War II were all deadThe story is a fascinating one which deserves to be better known The Bielski brothers are the closest thing to real life Robin Hoods that I know of and there ought to be a movie about them Both books are worth reading but if you can only get one get Defiance


10 thoughts on “Defiance The Bielski Partisans

  1. says:

    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 reuired reading while studying the Holocaust during World War II It highlights courageous

  2. says:

    'Defiance' just made it to the NY Times paperback best seller list even tho it came out than 15 years ago The reason for its popularity now of course is that the film has been released and has created interest in the story and in Nechama Tec's book That's why I read it After seeing the film I wanted to know about the Bielski brotherspartisans and what really happened in the forest As I suspected the film does not do just

  3. says:

    There are two books about the Bielski partisan group that I know of; the other is Peter Duffy's The Bielski Broth

  4. says:

    From IMDbJewish brothers in Nazi occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about one thousand Jewish non combatants

  5. says:

    I decided to read Defiance because last year I saw the film version of it and I enjoyed the film even though it was sad and found the film very interesting So I finally brought a copy of the book and read it I have decided to put this book into the ‘A book based on a true story category’ on the bingo board as this book is based on a true story This book wasn’t uite what I had expected it to be I expecte

  6. says:

    1611 Finally finished This was a difficult book to read It was too dense to really hold my attention and all those footnotes broke up the flow of the reading making it even harder I had trouble taking in the information I was reading Whenever I took a break in order to sleep or because other books took precedence due to library due dates or

  7. says:

    A different angle of Jews during World War II many of whom survived in the forests of Belarus thanks to the Bielski brothers and other partisans who risked their lives to rescue hundreds of Jews More than 1200 Jews comprised a forest community surviving on scant food clothes and supplies Their goal was to save

  8. says:

    'Comrades this is the most beautiful day of my life because I lived to see such a big group out of the guetto I don't promise you anything we may be killed while we try to live But we will do all we can to save lives This is our way we don't select we don't eliminate the old the children the women Life is diffi

  9. says:

    A Critically Important Chronicle of True HeroesThe passivity of the Jews during the Holocaust is a hotly debated topic why are the Jews of World War II Europe so often portrayed as being passive even being accessories to their own exterminatio

  10. says:

    The book is a gripping account of the true story of the Bielski brothers who fled the German invasion during World War II and set up a village in the forest of Belorussia Their efforts and resourcefulness saved thousands of Jewish lives It is fascinating to learn how the group survived living off the land and stealing from nearby farmers and peasants But they not only survived they fought against the Nazis and

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