Defiance has ratings and reviews. Richard said: ‘Defiance’ just made it to the NY Times paperback best seller list even tho it came out more th. ORAL HISTORY REVIEW. DEFIANCE: THE BIELSKI PARTISANS. By Nechama Tec. N. York: Oxford University Press, pp. Hardbound, $2. Buy Defiance by Nechama Tec at or In this thoroughly researched history, Nechama Tec challenges the notion.

Author: Mucage Kigal
Country: Lithuania
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Travel
Published (Last): 28 August 2009
Pages: 147
PDF File Size: 3.79 Mb
ePub File Size: 15.61 Mb
ISBN: 956-9-91956-946-6
Downloads: 65184
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Akishakar

Given the political and logistical challenges Bielski faced, it was a truly remarkable feat. The new elite were dwfiance who could build, make, hunt, mend — and kill.

Defiance: The Bielski Partisans – Nechama Tec – Google Books

Aug 11, Mechama Piper rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would love to return. Arguing that this success would have been unthinkable without the vision of one man, Tec offers penetrating insight into the group’s commander, Tuvia Bielski, and his journey from his life as the son of the only Jewish peasant family in an isolated rural village to nfchama emergence as a leader possessing the charisma and courage to command under all but impossible circumstances.

Refresh and try again.

I like the idea of taking poetry into everyday places with a personal touch. I tend to stick to fiction and avoid history because, often, I find historians love the history but the voice they put across when writing about it is dry and impossible for me to read.

Jun 30, Ayushi Nayak rated it really liked it.


This takes place in Belorussian where the Russians and the Nazis roam. I had to change my rating because there was no bibliography!

Encrypting the Past Kirstin Gwyer. Vance Agee January 29, Creating a Jewish community in the forests, escapees from ghettos had a place to flee before they were slaughtered in mass executions.

Defiance by Nechama Tec

Oct 17, Westminster Library rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Hierarchies formed, preferences were given—not always justly—and discontent often arose. The Emergence of New Social Arrangements That’s why I read it.

This isn’t a novel at all. Please note, I am no stranger to denser defuance books, so merely deifance more academic is not what made me think it was merely Ok.

In case you don’t know much about what the Nazis did to the Jews in Concentration camps like Dachau and Auschwitz, trust me, it isn’t something your preteen is ready to read about, let alone write a paper about. Something I very much liked about this book, and not easy to transfer onto film, was the defiqnce Tec handles the conflicting viewpoints and memories of her numerous story-tellers.

Defiance: The Bielski Partisans by Nechama Tec

I was impressed by the fact that she gave her interview subjects a choice of four different languages to speak during their interviews-I’m assuming this means she speaks all four herself-Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish and Defiane.

They even sent people into the ghettos to try to persuade people to leave — risking their own lives to do so. Building a Forest Community Refusing to turn away the weak or the old for the sake of the survival of the larger group, Bielski would warn new arrivals to the forest, “Life is difficult, we are in danger all the time, but if we perish, if we die, we die like human beings.


How they organized themselves, fed themselves and policed themselves is covered in great detail in the book.

Tec brings to light the untold story of Bielski’s struggle as a partisan who lost his parents, wife, and two brothers to the Nazis, yet never wavered in his conviction that it was more important to save one Jew than to kill twenty Germans. Seeking to counteract the widespread conception of European Jews as victims who went meekly nechamaa their deaths, Tec researched the extraordinary story of the three Bielski brothers and their partisan group, using interviews with group survivors in Israel, the US, ted elsewhere.

The Big Hunt Follow us on Twitter: It was a look that I’d never seen before. Mature readers interested in Holocaust History.

It was fascinati I ended up reading this book after really liking which had a small chapter on the Bielski brothers. Despite this, the book is very good.