Defiance: The Bielski Partisans

Defiance: The Bielski Partisans

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by Nechama Tec, Stefan Rudnicki
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433265907
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
12/02/2008
Pages:
11
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 6.60(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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