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It attacked the Belorussian auxiliary police officials, as well as local farmers suspected of killing Jews. My father describes their bond as friendship like he had never seen. The water became more shallow.

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Aron, the youngest, ran a taxi business in New York. The heroism of Jessica's grandfather, Instead of wallowing in pity, they undertook one of most impressive rescue operation of Jews during World War II.

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The family members chose former Zionist activist Tuvia Bielski, a Polish Army veteran and a charismatic leader, to command the group. In addition to the workshops, other institutions of community life such as a bathhouse, a bakery, a well, a mill and two medical faculties — even a cemetery and a prison - were created.

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All members were also entitled to all services free of charge, like repairing shoes. Tuvia becomes just too vengeful for my tastes. The group disabled German trains, blew up rail beds, destroyed bridges, and facilitated escapes from Jewish ghettos. In one case, the Bielski partisans killed some 12 people from a Belorussian family who had betrayed 2 Jewish girls to the Germans. The family members chose former Zionist activist Tuvia Bielski, a Polish Army veteran and a charismatic leader, to command the group. As more Jews arrived each day, a robust community for rescued Jews began to emerge, a "Jerusalem in the woods. The brothers sought refuge in the woods where they had spent time as children. Bielski scouts constantly searched the roads for Jewish escapees in need of protection. We stood there, beaten. It was amazing. We walked and walked, but were still close to our camp.

In a desperate rescue attempt, the Bielski brothers led the approximately members through miles of swamps to an isolated island, called Krasnaya Gorka, in the center of the forest.

While the buildings of the villages were partially demolished, much of the building material was left usable as well as some household goods.

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In addition, the group established a mill, a bakery, and a laundry. In , the camp leaders received weapons from Soviet partisan headquarters. Jerusalem had a large kitchen, a bathhouse, a blacksmith forge, a small horse-powered mill, a bakery, a tailor shop staffed by 18 men, a school for some 60 children, a gunsmith shop, a synagogue, and even a jail. All the rest were designated as Kalinin and included some people, including armed defenders, that were based in Naliboki forest and provided services to other partisan groups in the forest as well as participating in sabotage and diversionary actions. They never sought recognition for their brave acts. The sources for each chapter are noted in the back of the book. Herds of cows supplied milk. The Bielskis had been a Jewish farming family in the nearby village of Stankiewicze, and the brothers knew the region well.

We thought of warming it and drinking it […].

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The Bielski Partisans