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What to Read Next: THE BIELSKI BROTHERS


A true story of three remarkable Jewish brothers, Tuvia, Zus and Asael Bielsky, who with ingenuity and guts, compassion and enforcement, managed in 1941 to establish a moving village in the dense woods of Novogrudek and Lida, while fending off repeated Nazi attacks, and ultimately, in July of 1944, as the Nazis retreated from the Red Army, walked the entire village of now more than one thousand Jews, a tenth of whom were fighters, and the rest average people, elderly, infirm, children, the full range of humanity, out of the woods and back to freedom.


Author Peter Duffy, freelance journalist who has worked for The New York Times and other national outlets, does not shy away from the brothers' choices to inflict brutal reprisals on those who inflicted harm on their village. Nor does he shy away from the lasting personal costs to these three brothers making some of the hardest choices humans face.


The BIELSKI BROTHERS:

The True Story of Three Men, Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest and Saved 1,200 Jews


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