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The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews download ebook

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The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews download ebook
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0060935537
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978-0060935535
Author:
Peter Duffy
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Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (June 15, 2004)
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302 pages
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Peter Duffy is the author of The Bielski Brothers. It tells the true story of the Bielski brothers and the people they saved. I have read over 200 books about the war years but this is the first one that I read where I wanted to cheer the principals between chapters

Peter Duffy is the author of The Bielski Brothers. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. It brings the story to life and I warmly recommend it to others. The book covers a dark time for humanity. I have read over 200 books about the war years but this is the first one that I read where I wanted to cheer the principals between chapters. If you are interested in reading something inspiring, this is a must read.

The inspiring and harrowing true story of three brothers who established a hidden base camp in the Belorussian forest eluding the Nazi's extensive efforts to capture them. In July 1944, after two and a half years in the woods, more than one thousand Jewish men, women and children, emerged from the woods triumphant and alive. It is one of the most remarkable dramas of World The inspiring and harrowing true story of three brothers who established a hidden base camp in the Belorussian forest eluding the Nazi's extensive efforts to capture them.

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The Bielski Brothers The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest.

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In 1941, three brothers witnessed their parents and two other siblingsbeing led away to their eventual murders. A detailed description of the untold story of Zus, Asael and Tuvia Bielski, three Jewish brothers who, after having their families killed by the Nazis, decided to fight back. It was a grim scene that would, of course, be repeated endlessly throughout the war. Instead of running orgiving in to despair, these brothers - Tuvia, Zus, and Asael Bielski - foughtback, waging a guerrilla war of wits against the Nazis. Their became a partisan fighting group in the forests of their homeland with a twofold goal: rescue as many Jews as they could, and kill as many Nazis as they could.

The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews.

The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews is a non-fiction book by Peter Duffy, which was published in 2003.

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In 1941, three brothers witnessed their parents and two other siblingsbeing led away to their eventual murders. It was a grim scene that would,of course, be repeated endlessly throughout the war. Instead of running orgiving in to despair, these brothers -- Tuvia, Zus, and Asael Bielski -- foughtback, waging a guerrilla war of wits against the Nazis.

By using their intimate knowledge of the dense forests surrounding theBelarusan towns of Novogrudek and Lida, the Bielskis evaded the Nazis andestablished a hidden base camp, then set about convincing other Jews to jointheir ranks. As more and more Jews arrived each day, a robust communitybegan to emerge, a "Jerusalem in the woods."

After two and a half years in the woods, in July 1944, the Bielskis learnedthat the Germans, overrun by the Red Army, were retreating back towardBerlin. More than one thousand Bielski Jews emerged -- alive -- on that final,triumphant exit from the woods.

Reviews:
  • Jeb
The story of these brothers and their plight, along with those they sheltered, and that of the Jewish populace in the region, is more fantastic than even the movie could convey. The hardships and threats to the group's survival were even greater to the brothers and their group than indicated in the movie. The book covers in detail the mass killings and attacks that took two of the brother's wives, a child, their parents, and two other brothers, and the brothers' efforts to convince and assist Jews in escaping their captors. What is also not in the movie: they actually were forced to move their camp many times to escape the Germans; the population was often separated into two or three different camps at a time; their existence was threatened not only by the Germans, but also the local police working for the Germans, many local peasants (some of who were rewarded for turning in Jews), Polish partisans, and Russian partisans. Some malcontents in the camp tried to convince the Russians the Bielski brothers were not loyal to their cause. It was only Tuvia's diplomatic skills and efforts that kept them shielded from Russian efforts to strip the group of their fighters and leave the old, young, weak, and the women to fend for themselves, and the Russians from carrying out an execution order on one of the brothers.

The book is informative and well-written, but I did not find it engrossing. It is written more in the fashion of "this is what occurred," vs. "you are there," which the best authors are able to do to make it more of an emotional experience. Never-the-less, a good, informative, balanced book by this first-time author, and I recommend it. I just wish some reviewers would stick to reviewing the book itself, not their story or the movie.
  • roternow
This book is expertly researched and well written. It tells the true story of the Bielski brothers and the people they saved. It brings the story to life and I warmly recommend it to others.

The book covers a dark time for humanity. It highlights and illustrates by action both sides of the story --showing the depths of depravity instigated by the Nazi's and their collaborators, and the heights of bravery and hope against unbelievable odds by the Bielski's and their people. The historical brief and the family history prior to the Bielski's taking to the forest, helps set the background to this greater than life story. The insight into the brother's thinking explains why they took the action that they did, instead of just focusing on taking revenge --a choice that at first seems less than rational and later seems clear and unavoidable.

My wife and I read the story together, taking in the scenes one at a time and then discussed them. We had a hard time reading this well told story because it came to life through the pages and the passage of time. It is a hard story to take in, and at the same time, it is a great and inspiring story. It is a strong tale that shows the other Jew of the period --the one that was proud of being a Jew, the one that refused to be a victim despite the likelihood of dieing and the one that fought back, knowing that it's not worth living when the price for doing so is your soul.

To me, it is also a very relevant story for several personal reasons, but one public aspect, at least to me is its relevance to free people. The background of the story, the rise to power of the Nazi empire and their truly evil deeds, illustrates what happens when freedom is taken for granted, when lies propagate unchecked , when bigotry is hailed as a uniting force, and worst of all, when good people choose to do nothing and let evil triumph. It happened before in an enlightened land, and yes, it can happen again.
  • Nea
I liked this book. The reading goes pretty fast and the details are good. The only problem is the continual naming of difficult to understand Russian names, and all places in Belarus. He should translate the names and places..I mean he isn't Dostoyevsky. Other than that it is well worth buying and you will finish the book.
  • Precious
Many of the Jewish people believed what the Nazis were telling them---you are being relocated.
The three Bielski brothers refused to believe them and chose to disappear into the forest and swamps and resist. In the process they established a "camp" that grew to 1200 as they took in other Jews who were fleeing. This is a story about determination, faith, strength, sadness, revenge, courage and above all about perserverence. After reading this remarkable story I bought the DVD, called "Defiance". This story is about the triumph of the human spirit over the Nazi savages.
I have read over 200 books about the war years but this is the first one that I read where I wanted to cheer the principals between chapters. If you are interested in reading something inspiring, this is a must read.
  • ZEr0
What an action packed book this was, there was so much going on at one time. I was so impressed with the three brothers. They were all so very different, but they managed to all work together. At the same time the younger two really respected the oldest brother. I can't imagine how difficult it was just fighting as a partisan, but also having so many people against you. Having to fight the Germans, the Poles, the Communists plus internal fighting among the partisans themselves. In spite of all that the Bielski brothers did a fantastic job, plus saving the lives of many Jews of all ages. What a fantastic read this was.
  • Longitude Temporary
I learned about the Bielski brothers at a Holocaust teacher institute that I attend every summer. What an inspirational story and the historical facts are enlightening. I highly recommend that you read this novel if you are a scholar of the Holocaust.
  • Leniga
This was an excellent account of a true story. I enjoyed this Peter Duffy book when it first came out a few years back. I passed that copy on and bought this one for my brother.

It is truly an inspirational adventure of unity, brotherhood and courage. Now that I’m thinking about it, I’m reading it again.
Another account of some who survived the Nazis terror. Except for the fact that it’s true reads like an action novel or movie. Well worth the read.