His outstanding leadership qualities are only too apparent as he manages to negotiate and organise the survival of over 1200 people in this hostile environment. A WW2 historical drama, The story of a brave woman with remarkable determination and strength that will leave you breathless and fully inspired. 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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Very Interesting, Well-Researched, and Well-Written Holocaust Account, Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2019. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2016. The maps and photographs contained within help bring this tale to life. There is no flow to it, just stop, start which makes it a bit frustrating to read. Jewish children on a death train. That was ten years ago. 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 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. “If I Survive.” This thought haunted Lena. How they were successful and the lengths of ingenuity man is capable of providing during times of adversity. Only downside for me was the writing style. “It is unbelievable how much one takes for granted: freedom, respect, water, food and sleep...” – Mania Lichtenstein. Something went wrong. Arguing that the success of the Bielski partisans, as the rescue organization came to be known, would have been unthinkable without the vision of one man, Tec offers penetrating insight into the group's commander, Tuvia Bielski. To read of the Bielski brothers and their fight to create a safe haven in the midst of a hell-on-earth evokes in me something utterly primitive and deeply personal, a roiling wave of fear, awe, humility, and admiration. This book is expertly researched and well written. An incredible story of courage and commitment to others. The only problem is the continual naming of difficult to understand Russian names, and all places in Belarus. 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