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Against All Hope: Resistance in the Nazi Concentration Camps 1938-1945
Against All Hope: Resistance in the Nazi Concentration Camps 1938-1945
by Hermann Langbein, Harry Zohn, Henry Zohn
Hardcover from Paragon House
The Avengers (Compasss Press Large Print Book Series)
by Rich Cohen
Rich Cohen, author of Tough Jews, has written what he calls "a Holocaust story without a concentration camp" about Jewish resistance fighters during World War II. The Avengers: A Jewish War Story describes how three young Jews--Cohen's cousin Ruzka Korczak, her friend Abba Kovner, and Kovner's future wife Vitka Klemperer--created an armed, underground movement behind the German lines in Poland with the goal of sabotaging the Nazis and helping the Russians advance. Cohen reports that Kovner described the group's dilemma this way: "If we act cowardly, we die; if we act courageously, we die. So we might as well act courageously." The group's fighting outlasted the war to exact revenge on the Nazis held in Nuremberg and finally to fight for Israel in the 1948 War for Independence. Researching The Avengers, Cohen spent time with the surviving resistance fighters in Israel and in Eastern Europe. The result is a deeply personal and impassioned defense of a movement that some readers will view with pride and others will condemn as vigilantism. This book, like Tough Jews, is a lively, intelligent, and heartfelt work of Jewish history. --Michael Joseph Gross -
Hardcover from Wheeler Pub

The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Saved 1,200 Jews and Built a Village in the Forest
The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Saved 1,200 Jews and Built a Village in the Forest
by Peter Duffy
Book Description: It is one of the most remarkable dramas of World War II -- untold until now.

In 1941, three young men -- brothers, sons of a miller -- witnessed their parents and two other siblings being led away to their eventual murders. It was a grim scene that would, of course, be repeated endlessly throughout the war. What makes this particular story of interest is how the survivors responded. Instead of running or capitulating or giving in to despair, these brothers -- Tuvia, Zus, and Asael Bielski -- did something else entirely. They fought back, waging a guerrilla war of wits and cunning against both the Nazis and the pro-Nazi sympathizers. Along the way they saved well over a thousand Jewish lives.

Using their intimate knowledge of the dense forests surrounding the Belorussian towns of Novogrudek and Lida, the Bielskis evaded the Nazis and established a hidden base camp, then set about convincing other Jews to join their ranks. When the Nazis began systematically eliminating the local Jewish populations -- more than ten thousand were killed in the first year of the Nazi occupation alone -- the Bielskis intensified their efforts, often sending fighting men into the ghettos to escort Jews to safety. As more and more Jews arrived each day, a robust community began to emerge, a "Jerusalem in the woods." They slept in camouflaged dugouts built into the ground. Lovers met, were married, and conceived children. The community boasted a synagogue, a bathhouse, a theater, and cobblers so skilled that Russian officers would wait in line to have their boots reshod.

But as its notoriety grew, so too did the Nazi efforts to capture the rugged brothers; and on several occasions they came so near to succeeding that the Bielskis had to abandon the camp and lead their massive entourage to newer, safer locations. And while some argued in favor of a smaller, more mobile unit, focused strictly on waging battle against the Germans, Tuvia Bielski was firm in his commitment to all Jews. "I'd rather save one old Jewish woman," he said, "than kill ten Nazis."

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

The Bielski Brothers is a dramatic and heartfelt retelling of a story of the truest heroism, a historic testament to courage in the face of unspeakable adversity.
Hardcover from HarperCollins

Resistance : The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
by Israel Gutman
Paperback from Houghton Mifflin Co
Darkness over Denmark: The Danish Resistance and the Rescue of the Jews
by Ellen Levine
Paperback from Holiday House

The Birth of the Irgun Zvai Leumi: The Jewish Resistance Movement
by Danny Levine, Daniel Levine
Paperback from Gefen Books

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The Faces of Resistance
by Stuart A. Kallen
School & Library Binding from Abdo & Daughters

Heroes of the Holocaust (History Makers)
by Susan Glick
Hardcover from Lucent Books


War in the Shadow of Auschwitz
War in the Shadow of Auschwitz: Memoirs of a Polish Resistance Fighter and Survivor of the Death Camps
by John Wiernicki
Hardcover from Syracuse Univ Pr (Trade)
Women in the Resistance and in the Holocaust: The Voices of Eyewitnesses (Contributions in Women's Studies)
by Vera Laska
Hardcover from Greenwood Publishing Group
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The Defiant: A True Story of Escape, Survival & Resistance
by Shalom Yoran, Shalom Yoram, Varda Yoran
Paperback from Square One Publishers
Resisters and Rescuers: Standing Up Against the Holocaust
by Linda Jacobs Altman
Library Binding from Enslow Publishers, Inc.
We Struggled for Life: The Hungarian Zionist Youth Resistance During the Nazi Era
by Rafi Benshalom, Efraim Agmon
Hardcover from Gefen Books

Rescue as Resistance
Rescue as Resistance
by Lucien Lazare, Jeffrey M. Green
Hardcover from Columbia University Press
The Resistance (Holocaust Library (San Diego, Calif.).)
by Deborah Bachrach
Hardcover from Lucent Books

Resistance to the Nazis
by Jane Shuter
Library Binding from Heinemann Library

Rescue and Resistance: Portraits of the Holocaust
by Macmillan Reference Usa
Library Binding from MacMillan Library Reference

Resistance and Survival: The Jewish Community in Kaunas, Lituania, 1941-1944
by Sara Ginaite-Rubinson
Hardcover from Mosaic Press

To Live With Hope, to Die With Dignity: Spiritual Resistance in the Ghettos and Camps
by Joseph Rudavsky
Hardcover from Jason Aronson

Poland's Ghettos at War
by Alfred Katz
Hardcover from Irvington Pub
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Resistance: Teen Partisans and Resisters Who Fought Nazi Tyranny
by Charles Anflick
Library Binding from Rosen Publishing Group

Survival and Resistance
by Pat Levy, Patricia M. Levy
Library Binding from Raintree/Steck Vaughn

Endurance: Chronicles of Jewish Resistance
by Amnon Ajzensztadt
Hardcover from Mosaic Press
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Fugitives of the Forest
by Allan Gerald Levine
Hardcover from Stoddart Pub

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Jewish Resistance in France
by Anny Latour
Paperback from U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Shop Memorial Council
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To Live With Hope, to Die With Dignity
by Joseph, Rudavsky
Paperback from Rowman & Littlefield (Non NBN)
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Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
by Herbert Druks
Paperback from Irvington Pub
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Fighting Back: Lithuanian Jewry's Armed Resistance to the Nazis, 1941-1945
by Dov Levin
Hardcover from Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc.
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The Jewish Resistance: The History of the Jewish Partisans in Lithuania and White Russia During the Nazi Occupation, 1940-1945
by Lester Samuel Eckman
Hardcover from Shengold Pub
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