Sunday, March 22, 2009

Amateur Movie Review - The History Channel-The Bielski Brothers

During the darkest hours of World War II, three Russian brothers achieved the impossible: they transformed persecution and violence into an incredible tale of affirmation and survival. Living in the Soviet Republic of Belorussia, Tuvia, Asael and Zus Bielski fled to the woods to escape the Nazis. There they built an elaborate village for rescued Jews. The forest haven included a bakery, communal bath, synagogue, and even a theater company. Although they mounted guerrilla attacks against the enemy, their priority was saving their people. Tuvia often declared he would “rather save one old Jewish woman than kill ten Nazis.”

The Bielskis saved 1,200 men, women, and children--easily the largest rescue of Jews by Jews during World War II--but until now their story has gone largely untold.

Including interviews with Bielski Brigade survivors in the United States, Israel, and Great Britain, HISTORY recognizes three of the greatest heroes of the Holocaust.

In A Nutshell: As far as documentaries go, this one was very well done. Imagine that these brothers took on the responsibility of rescuing 1200 people all while surviving the Holocaust themselves. A very heroic story of 3 brothers who decided they wouldn't just lie down without a fight. Heroes during the Holocaust, who created history and left a legacy like no other.

This is a great movie for the WWII buff on your shopping list, and with a price of only $9.95, you can't loss.

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