Bielski Otriad
   Otriad refers to partisan brigades that fought the Nazis in Belarussia. The best known of the Jewish partisan brigades was the Bielski Otriad, which was organized in the summer of 1942 with Tuvia Bielski as the commander. Along with his brothers Zus and Asael, Tuvia Bielski from the beginning saw as his mission to save as many Jews as possible, which included sending his men into nearby ghettos to encourage them to leave and join the partisans in the forest. Despite internal opposition from some in his group who thought that too large a number of Jews would endanger the Otriad, Tuvia never abandoned his policy of welcoming and protecting Jews from their Nazi tormentors. In all, the Bielski Otriad is credited with saving 1,200 Jewish lives. In 2008, the Bielski partisans were the subject of the film Defiance.
   See also Film and The Holocaust.

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  • Asael Bielski — Born 1908 Died 1945 (aged 36–37) Known for Bielski partisans Relatives Tuvia Bielski, brother Alexander Zeisal Bielski, brother Aron Bielski, brother Asael Bielski (1908 – 1945) (pronounced …   Wikipedia

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  • Resistance —    When the opportunity presented itself, Jews resisted the Germans. The many acts of defiance, however, did not prevent the annihilation of the bulk of European Jewry. Yet there is a record of thousands of Jews who in different situations… …   Historical dictionary of the Holocaust

  • Film and The Holocaust —    It is unlikely that the public would seek out primary source material or archival footage for their knowledge of the Holocaust. Between fictionalized versions of the Holocaust as portrayed in film and works of popular fiction, it is probable… …   Historical dictionary of the Holocaust

  • Defiance — Título Resistencia Ficha técnica Dirección Edward Zwick Guion Edward Zwick Clay Frohman Libro: Nechama Tec Mús …   Wikipedia Español

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