Defiance By Nechama Tec, Defiance Excellent David Denby The New Yorker
  • Title: Defiance
  • Author: Nechama Tec
  • ISBN: 9780195385236
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
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      Nechama Tec Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Defiance book, this is one of the most wanted Nechama Tec author readers around the world.

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    1. Defiance just made it to the NY Times paperback best seller list even tho it came out than 15 years ago 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 That s why I read it After seeing the film, I wanted to know about the Bielski brothers partisans and what really happened in the forest As I suspected, the film does not do justice to the book, or, even important, to what actually happened But giv [...]

    2. There are two books about the Bielski partisan group that I know of the other is Peter Duffy s The Bielski Brothers Both books were good but I found Tec s to be the better of the two Her writing gave a better sense of what daily life was like in the Bielski camp, possibly because she herself was a hidden child Holocaust survivor Tec was also able to interview Zus and Tuvia Bielski before their deaths, whereas Duffy didn t start writing his book until the brothers excepting Aron, the youngest, wh [...]

    3. I decided to read Defiance because last year I saw the film version of it and I enjoyed the film even though it was sad and found the film very interesting So I finally brought a copy of the book and read it I have decided to put this book into the A book based on a true story category on the bingo board, as this book is based on a true story This book wasn t quite what I had expected it to be I expected it to be of a story about what had happened in The Bielski otraid and the experiences of th [...]

    4. A Critically Important Chronicle of True HeroesThe passivity of the Jews during the Holocaust is a hotly debated topic why are the Jews of World War II Europe so often portrayed as being passive, even being accessories to their own extermination Much of this argument can be put to rest in reading the about underground dairies of Emmanuel Ringelblum the Onyeg Shabbat , the lively intellectual and artistic achievements at Terezin and elsewhere, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, and the partisans, freedo [...]

    5. The book is a gripping account of the true story of the Bielski brothers who fled the German invasion during World War II and set up a village in the forest of Belorussia Their efforts and resourcefulness saved thousands of Jewish lives It is fascinating to learn how the group survived living off the land and stealing from nearby farmers and peasants But they not only survived they fought against the Nazis and they started a mission to save as many Jews from extermination as they could I viewed [...]

    6. I was excited to read this book because the introduction said it wasn t a book based on the movie The movie was based on this book But after four chapters I finally had to stop it was so dry This isn t a novel at all I thought it was going to be a novel because on the back it says based on the extraordinary true story It was like reading a documentary The style of the book was really choppy with stories and then quotes I was really disappointed because a novel based on these events even if it us [...]

    7. Defiance paints a very good picture of what life as a partisan was like Tec presents the life warts and all, even presenting detail about how the locals felt about the partisans At one level the book fails Tec seems to be trying to paint a picture of partisan life and write a biography of Tuvia Bielski, as a biography the book fails The reader never really gets a sense of knowing any of the Bielski brothers The only person that readers seems to know is Chaja Bielski, possibly because of the inte [...]

    8. I should begin by saying I read this book because I recently rewatched the movie Defiance about the Bielskis and the Jews who hid in the forest This was a book I went into expecting to love it and rave about it afterward I ended up being both fascinated, disappointed, and ultimately let down The fascination came from wanting to learn about the formation, the every day struggle for survival, and the ins and outs of the Forest Jews and how they survived the war, evading their enemies The structur [...]

    9. I ended up reading this book after really likingwhich had a small chapter on the Bielski brothers The book covers the story of these brothers, Tuvia, Zus and Asael Bielski who from 1942 1944 created a community of Jewish refugees in the forests of Belorussia who escaped from the Germans and created a haven for themselves and fellow Jews Tuvia was commander of the group, which was linked to Soviet partisan groups and struggled for existence from both Soviet and Nazi threats It was fascinating to [...]

    10. Mostly what I know about the Jews urging the war cones from school, which was mostly consentration camps and gas chambers, so when I saw the film a coupleof years back, it was great to see a new view and one that showed there were survivors out there On browsing the charity shop for books for an elderly aunt, I spotted this and for 75p couldn t resist And finally I sit down to read it It s not a story as such, of a factual book based on interviews with people that went through this It wasn t an [...]

    11. This is an encouraging story about the largest armed rescue of Jews during WWII In Belorussia Tuvia Bielski and his brothers started a group that would not submit to the Nazi invaders of Poland Creating a Jewish community in the forests, escapees from ghettos had a place to flee before they were slaughtered in mass executions At the end of the war the community had grown to over 1200 men women and Children.The subject material itself was great I longed to here about Jews who resisted the Nazi ag [...]

    12. Fascinating Approximately 1200 Jews survive World War II by living in the forests of Poland.I admit my ignorance of such partisan groups performing guerrilla warfare and subsistence living in order to survive and of the Bielski Partisans in particular for trying to save as many Jews as possible, even if they came dressed in rags, with no food, money, or weapons It saddens me that this glimmer of hope during one of the darkest times in the world s history was not covered in any of my history clas [...]

    13. Defiance tells the story about Jews during WWII, not as meek victims but as fighters for survival Tuvia Bielski, a Belorussian peasant, has the necessary charisma to lead an independently minded people not an easy task but vital Tec puts a human face on history as she relates the struggles and resourcefulness of individuals who must adapt or die Unlike many partisans, Tuvia values life so highly that he welcomes all Jews, into his protection, regardless of whether others consider them useful or [...]

    14. This was an amazing story I ve read plenty of WWII and Holocaust literature fiction and non and I have to say that this was extraordinary It was a look that I d never seen before Before this I d only read from the viewpoint of soldiers on the front line, germans fighting inside of Hitler s Third Reich, and from the viewpoint of Jews destined for the concentration camps While all of those are worthy tales, Defiance tells the true story of Jews, led by Tuvia Bielski, who refused to become a statis [...]

    15. Impressive work by Nechama Tec I learned a lot The extensive research the author did on Jewish resistance during World War 2 and the insights she gained from interviewing surviving members of the Bielski otriad made for a fascinating read 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 English The focus of the book is on the leader [...]

    16. Tuvia Bielski was from a large Jewish family living in a Polish village when World War Two broke out, but rather than allow himself and his family to be taken into the ghetto, he made it his business to get people out of danger, away from the Nazis and into the forest to join his partisan group Unlike other partisan groups, such as the Russian groups operating in what was then Eastern Poland, Bielski allowed women, children and the elderly in his group His primary aim was to rescue them and toge [...]

    17. This author taught a couple of my classes at UCONN She was a cool lady and a Holocaust survivor She s written a few other books, but this was the only one I read all the way through.It s a great story about the Bielski brothers European Jews during WWII that led a band of armed partisans who hid in the forests and actually allowed women and children to stay with them despite the insane danger involved They actually had a whole Jewish mini city in a thick swampy forest in Eastern Europe I think P [...]

    18. Awkwardly written, but the subject matter transcends style Mind boggling account of a Jewish partisan unit in Belorussia during World War II The group not only survived amazing enough and participated in the resistance but built a mobile town, a civilization, in the forest Incredible.

    19. Tato kniha je dokument Sociologick studie Nechama Tec V born , dob e se poslouch Stefan Rudnicki Film je pln jin kafe Daniel Craig a je skv l Nelze srovn vat, ka d m svoje.

    20. Parts of this book were completely engrossing, while others were quite dull or repetitive This is a historical study of Partisans during WWII, with a special focus on the Bielski and Jewish Partisans It also inspired an amazing movie, Defiance, which is why I wanted to read the book Quick overview of pros and cons Pros Interesting fresh view of some parts of Jewish resistance Nice section examining the difference between Bielski s emphasis on surviving vs other partisans emphasis on fighting Nic [...]

    21. To those that know me, the fact that I picked up something historical at all will probably surprise them 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 The very topic of this book and the writing skills of the author made this book a fantastic, though ultimately sobering, read.This book was about a specific group of Jews fleeing the Nazi s before and during Wo [...]

    22. For a long time I have been looking for a version of the Robin Hood story to blow my socks off When I was little, I watched Disney s Robin Hood, and also saw Kevin Costner s infamous turn as the Prince of Thieves I can clearly recall the romantic emotions those versions of the story drew out of me Time and perspective have, as one may guess, tarnished my view of those films Since then I have kept my eye out for a work of fiction whose objective quality lives up to the character s impact that has [...]

    23. 16 11 Finally finished This was a difficult book to read It was too dense to really hold my attention and all those footnotes broke up the flow of the reading, making it even harder I had trouble taking in the information I was reading Whenever I took a break in order to sleep or because other books took precedence due to library due dates or simple lack of interest I found that when I went back to the book I couldn t remember what had been happening except in the vaguest way WWII was happening, [...]

    24. A very powerful and moving readHaving enjoyed the film, my interest was piqued to read the book I wanted to learn about the Bielski Otriad and its formation and time in the forest Having now finished Defiance, I can confidently say that the whilst the film is good, the book has far depth History is given about the Bielski family and how and when Tuvia decided to rescue Jews I did not realise just how vital a role Tuvia played in rescuing hundreds of Jewish individuals His selflessness and desi [...]

    25. I loved this book We read so often in stories of the Holocaust of the passive people who didn t fight back This book tells the story of Tuvia Bielski, a man of little education who stood up and saved at least 1,200 Jewish people He helped everyone young, old, helpless and the fighters He felt his job was to save the Jews no matter what and he did He organized his men to feed, fight and find people who were lost find their way to their camp He felt it was important to save one Jew that to kill 2 [...]

    26. A tremendous story, Tuvia Bielski sheltered and saved over1200 Jews from extermination While some of his methods were harsh, it was wartime and survival was difficult The people needed a strong leader and her certainly was one This is an amazing piece of history which is rarely shared and should be It tells much about this brave group, and almost as much about the Germans and Russians as well.

    27. Much realistic than the Daniel Craig starer, Defiance gives a well rounded account of the Bielski otriad and the people who lived to tell the tale.

    28. Author Nechama Tec is a holocaust scholar In this book, she profiles Tuvia Bielski and his brothers, Asael and Zus, who saved over 1200 Jews in the forest of Belarus during the Second World War Daniel Craig s picture on the cover might imply that this book s hero resembles James Bond He does not Tuvia Bielski had none of Bond s slick gadgets or shaken martinis at his disposal He had no budget His only resources were his strength, his stubbornness, and his determination to save every Jewish man, [...]

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