Thursday, June 2, 2011
By: Nechama Tec
Genre: NF War
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This is the true story of the Bielski Partisans.
In 1942 a small group of Jewish resistance fighters established a community deep in the forests of Belorussia. They offered protection to any Jewish fugitives who could find there way to them. Within two years they numbered more than 1200- men and woman, old and young. It was the largest armed rescue operation of Jews by Jews in the war, perhaps in any war ever.. This story was told by their leader Tuvia Bielski two weeks before he died to the author of this book.
"We may be hunted like animals, but we will not become animals...Every day of freedom is an act of faith"