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Defiance: The Bielski Partisans
     

Defiance: The Bielski Partisans

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by Nechama Tec
 

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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

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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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ISBN-13:
9781607515500
Publisher:
Doubleday Direct

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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Defiance 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
efm More than 1 year ago
True story of resistance and resilience in rural Poland during WWII as Jewish refugees band together to fight and live.
Fighterjock More than 1 year ago
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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Leclerc More than 1 year ago
Certainly one of the best scholar book I ever read...and of a place we rarely hear from.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!