Defiance

Defiance : Bielski Partisans

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Fighting in the dense forests of eastern Poland and Belorussia, Jewish partisans represented a heroic form of resistance in the midst of the Holocaust. Refusing to submit to the Nazi terror, one such group - the Bielski Otriad - performed the largest armed rescue operation of Jews by Jews in World War II. Written by a Holocaust survivor, this study offers a riveting history of this remarkable group and its struggle to survive - and even to create a miniature forest village - in the midst of adversity. Detailing the life of Tuvia Bielski, their independent and charismatic leader, the account shows how the quest for self-preservation was transformed into a story of compassion, altruism and rescue.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 291 pages
  • 162.56 x 241.3 x 27.94mm | 385.55g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, maps
  • 0195075951
  • 9780195075953

About Nechama Tec

About the Author: Nechama Tec is Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut, Stamford. She is the author of six books, including In the Lion's Den: The Life of Oswald Rufeisen, the winner of the 1990 Christopher Award, When Light Pierced the Darkness, and Dry Tears, a memoir of her experiences during the years of the Nazi occupation of Poland.show more

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