This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general
Bruce Drake <BDrake@...>
The story of Tuvia Bielski was well known even before the 2008 film "Defiance"
that told the story of the refuge for Jews he created in Belarus' Naliboki
forest and his campaign of armed resistance to kill German collaborators and
undermine Nazi missions. His efforts are also recounted in detail in "The
Partisans of Tuvia Belski," a long chapter in the Yizkor book of Navahrudak.
The chapter chronicles that beginnings of his "otriad" (brigade), his emphasis
on "on absorbing all Jewish escapees," a detailed description of the camp and
life in it, and the health problems endured by people in the camp. What
follows here is an excerpt that brings the story to a close by telling what
happened after the liberation and what the people of the otriad found when
they were able to return home. The "Commander" in the excerpt is, of course,
Silver Spring, MD
Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel