Defiance: The Bielski Partisans

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Drawing on her extensive research and never before published interviews with surviving partisans -- including Tuvia Bielski himself two weeks before his death in 1987 -- Tec poignantly corrects history's conspicuous silence about Jews, who while themselves threatened by death, were saving others. And more important, she corrects the seriously distorted image of European Jews as victims who went passively to their deaths.
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Drawing on her extensive research and never before published interviews with surviving partisans -- including Tuvia Bielski himself two weeks before his death in 1987 -- Tec poignantly corrects history's conspicuous silence about Jews, who while themselves threatened by death, were saving others. And more important, she corrects the seriously distorted image of European Jews as victims who went passively to their deaths.
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The history of a Jewish partisan group, a forest community established in 1942 in western Belorussia, that would number more than 1,200 by 1944--the largest armed rescue of Jews by Jews in WWII. Drawing on wide-ranging research and original interviews with survivor partisans--including charismatic leader Tuvia Bielski himself, two weeks before his death in 1987--Tec reconstructs the lives of those in the community and tells how they survived in a hostile environment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Excellent."--David Denby, The New Yorker

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Countering the image of European Jews as helpless victims during the Holocaust years, this book tells the story of a forest community in western Belorussia that would number more than 1,200 by 1944--the largest armed rescue operation of Jews by Jews in WWII.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433265891
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/2/2008
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 8 Cassettes
  • Pages: 9
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

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

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Table of Contents

1 Before the War 3
2 The Russian Occupation 14
3 The German Invasion 24
4 The Beginning of the Bielski Otriad 41
5 Escapes from the Ghetto 50
6 The Partisan Network 63
7 Rescue or Resistance 80
8 Eluding the Enemy 94
9 The "Big Hunt" 108
10 Building a Forest Community 126
11 The Emergence of New Social Arrangements 138
12 The Fate of Women 154
13 Keeping Order 170
14 The End of the Otriad 186
15 From Self-Preservation to Rescue 204
Notes 211
Biographical Appendix 257
Organization of the Bielski Otriad 267
Glossary 269
Index 271
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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    Provides a tightly focused look at one aspect of WWII and the Holocaust

    Although the writing style of the book is sometimes unwieldy, it provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of WWII that is seldom explored. Prior to seeing the movie (also very good), I had never heard of the Bielski brothers, and I have done a lot of reading about WWII and the Holocaust. I found Tuvya Bielski particularly interesting--imperfect, and yet heroic as he was. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn a little bit more about this period of history.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2009

    Impressive

    As a history teacher, I was intrigued by the story. I went and saw the movie and was so curious I had to buy the book. I am an avid reader of histories which can at times be slow reading because they bog you down with the details. However, while reading this book, I could not put it down. It is very readable and draws you into the story...the way any good story should. The last few chapters are bit repetitive, but they show further evidence of the story of the Bielski Partisans. I was so impressed with this book, I made my teaching partner read it. We have since requested classroom sets so that we can have our students read it and incorporate it into our classes. This is a story so rarely told.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2009

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    Excellent biographical writing, terrible book to read

    From a historical standpoint, this book gives a different insight into the Holocaust from a Russian Jew standpoint. It does bog down in many areas but also shows how even heroes have human sides and numerous faults. Not an enjoyable read from a novel viewpoint but excellent from a research or historical view.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2010

    Interesting Read

    I personally enjoyed reading this book, but I found it a slight let-down after watching the movie. I know some would say this is not a credible review, but before I read it, I expected it to have a storyline, like the film, however, it did not. It was a book of information; great if someone is researching the subject of the Bielski Otriad.

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  • Posted January 12, 2010

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    Tedious

    I enjoyed the movie, so I thought I would learn more by reading this book. At best this book was tedious, arduous, boring, and mind-numbing. It was more like reading a physics text book that anything else. Factual, but not an enjoyable read at all.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

    Defiance

    Book was very informative, well written, and very well researched.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2009

    Excellent book

    Very good book

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  • Posted March 17, 2009

    Defiance

    Certainly one of the best scholar book I ever read...and of a place we rarely hear from.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2008

    A True Story from WWII

    This will be released as a major motion picture in Dec./2008 starring Daniel Craig. If you have any interest in the Holocaust or the Resistance during this time, read this book, and follow up with the movie. The 'buzz' is that we wont be disappointed!

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