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[Read] ➼ Defiance: The Bielski Partisans ➹ Nechama Tec – Bogou.us

Defiance: The Bielski PartisansThe Author, A Holocaust Survivor, Tells Of The Largest Armed Rescue Of Jews By Jews During WWII, Describing An Extraordinary Hidden Forest Community Of 1200 Jews, Who Were Led By Peasant Turned Partisan Tuvia Bielski Winner Of The 1990 Christopher Award 11 Halftones 2 Line Drawings.

[Read] ➼ Defiance: The Bielski Partisans ➹ Nechama Tec – Bogou.us
  • Audio CD
  • 11 pages
  • Defiance: The Bielski Partisans
  • Nechama Tec
  • English
  • 22 January 2019
  • 9781433265921

    10 thoughts on “[Read] ➼ Defiance: The Bielski Partisans ➹ Nechama Tec – Bogou.us

  1. says:

    Defiance just made it to the NY Times paperback best seller list even tho it came out than 15 years ago The reason for its popularity now, of course, is that the film has been released and has created interest in the story and in Nechama Tec s book That s why I read it After seeing the film, I wanted to know about the Bielski brothers partisans and what really happened in the forest As I suspected, the film does not do justice to the book, or, even important, to what actually happened But give the movie credit for stirring interest in these events.Tec s portrayal is of a group of Jews The Bielksi Partisans in Belorussiain WWII who lived in the forest, seeking to escape the German slaughters The story is truly inspiring and shows a different view than the one most often portrayed of helpless Jewish victims, unable, unwilling to fight the terrors of the Third Reich.Tec, a scholar and a Holocaust survivor herself, focuses on Tuvia Bielski, an unlikely leader who eventually leads 1200 Jews to safety The book tells the story of this truly amazing individual and describes how these Jews survived in the forest, how this group of refugees formed a community, how they lived, and how and why they were the most successful and largest group of partisans to make it to safety.It s an inspiring story, unevenly written and told and one that stillleft me wanting to...

  2. says:

    There are two books about the Bielski partisan group that I know of the other is Peter Duffy s The Bielski Brothers Both books were good but I found Tec s to be the better of the two Her writing gave a better sense of what daily life was like in the Bielski camp, possibly because she herself was a hidden child Holocaust survivor Tec was also able to interview Zus and Tuvia Bielski before their deaths, whereas Duffy didn t start writing his book until the brothers excepting Aron, the youngest, who was only a child during World War II were all dead.The story is a fascinating one which deserves to be better known The Bielski brothers are t...

  3. says:

    I decided to read Defiance because last year I saw the film version of it and I enjoyed the film even though it was sad and found the film very interesting So I finally brought a copy of the book and read it I have decided to put this book into the A book based on a true story category on the bingo board, as this book is based on a true story This book wasn t quite what I had expected it to be I expected it to be of a story about what had happened in The Bielski otraid and the experiences of the Jewish people in it This book was about what happened in The Bielski otraid and the experiences of the Jewish people in it but it was written in facts and had extracts from the interviews that the author had had with the survivors of the Bielski otraid, these facts an interviews told the story This book was not what I had expected but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed this book despite the horrific stories it told I found this category interesting, I liked this category and I will continue to read that will fit into...

  4. says:

    16 11 Finally finished This was a difficult book to read It was too dense to really hold my attention and all those footnotes broke up the flow of the reading, making it even harder I had trouble taking in the information I was reading Whenever I took a break in order to sleep or because other books took precedence due to library due dates or simple lack of interest I found that when I went back to the book I couldn t remember what had been happening except in the vaguest way WWII was happening, the Nazis were massacring Jews and confining them to ghettos, the Bielskis were saving Jews and hiding them in the forest Other than those basic facts, facts which I knew already from other sources, I don t feel like I learned all that much about what the Bielskis did for those they saved What stuck in my head most was the revelation that Tuvia the oldest brothe...

  5. says:

    A different angle of Jews during World War II many of whom survived in the forests of Belarus thanks to the Bielski brothers and other partisans who risked their lives to rescue hundreds of Jews More than 1,200 Jews comprised a forest community surviving on scant food, clothes and supplies Their goal was to save Jews and...

  6. says:

    A Critically Important Chronicle of True HeroesThe passivity of the Jews during the Holocaust is a hotly debated topic why are the Jews of World War II Europe so often portrayed as being passive, even being accessories to their own extermination Much of this argument can be put to rest in reading the about underground dairies of Emmanuel Ringelblum the Onyeg Shabbat , the lively intellectual and artistic achievements at Terezin and elsewhere, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, and the partisans, freedom fighters hiding in remote forests offering shelter to escaping Jews and fighting Nazi Einzatzgruppen passing through Here, Nechama Tec, herself a hidden child during the Holocaust, describes the heroic rescue attempts by one of the larger partisan groups, one organized by the Bielski brothers in the forests of Belorussia, a group that would grow to comprise some 1,200 men, women, and children The book covers events leading to the Nazi occupation of Eastern Europe, the Russian occupation of Belorussia under Stalin, the 1939 German invasion, the organization of the Bielski brothers, Ghetto escapes a crime under the Nazis punishable by immediate death by shooting or hanging , the network of Partisan groups, the alternation of rescue and resistance, using one s wits and kn...

  7. says:

    The book is a gripping account of the true story of the Bielski brothers who fled the German invasion during World War II and set up a village in the forest of Belorussia Their efforts and resourcefulness saved thousands of Jewish lives It is fascinating to learn how the group survived living off the land and stealing from nearby farmers and peasants But they not only survived they fought against the Nazis and they started a mission to save as many Jews from extermination as they could I viewed the movie first not realizing it was a book originally and I m glad I did because it was helpful in keeping the facts straigh...

  8. says:

    I was excited to read this book because the introduction said it wasn t a book based on the movie The movie was based on this book But after four chapters I finally had to stop it was so dry This isn t a novel at all I thought it was going to be a novel because on the back it says based on the extraordinary true story It was like reading a documentary The style of the book was really choppy with stories and then quotes I was really disappointed because a novel based on these events even if it used the direct quotes Tec received in her research would be really interesting and intriguing In an age when the term hero has been so overused as to become meaningless, the Bielskis remind us that real heroism is not the stuf of comic books Raather, it is a set of deciions, sometimes impulsice, often made b simple men of whom notheing of the sort could ever ...

  9. says:

    Defiance paints a very good picture of what life as a partisan was like Tec presents the life warts and all, even presenting detail about how the locals felt about the partisans At one level the book fails Tec seems to be trying to paint a picture of partisan life and write a biography of Tuvia Bielski, as a biography the book fails The...

  10. says:

    I should begin by saying I read this book because I recently rewatched the movie Defiance about the Bielskis and the Jews who hid in the forest This was a book I went into expecting to love it and rave about it afterward I ended up being both fascinated, disappointed, and ultimately let down The fascination came from wanting to learn about the formation, the every day struggle for survival, and the ins and outs of the Forest Jews and how they survived the war, evading their enemies The structure of the Bielski Otriad was quite interesting, from the movie it appeared to be a bit socialistic in structure, and while there were elements of such, ultimately there was a social structure that was not all men are equal, although all were equal to join the group and none were ever turned away How they bartered with other Otriads, produced various workshops, and made a lot of their own resources was of particular interest to me Who Tuvia, Zus, and Asael were in the book gave, predictably, much information on who they were, where they came from, how they conducted themselves during the war, and a small peak at who they were after the war.Disappoints and let downs were as following the breakdown of the moral culture Here is this book about people who valued life enough to risk all to save it, and yet the...

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