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Resistance : Jews and Christians who defied the Nazi Terror, Nechama Tec

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Resistance : Jews and Christians who defied the Nazi Terror
Title
Resistance
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Jews and Christians who defied the Nazi Terror
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Nechama Tec
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Language
eng
Summary
Nechama Tec's Defiance, an account of a Jewish partisan unit that fought the Nazis in the Polish forests during World War II, was turned into a major feature film. Yet despite the attention this film brought to the topic of Jewish resistance, Tec, who speaks widely about the Holocaust and the experience of Jews in wartime Poland, still ran into the same question again and again: Why didn't Jews fight back? To Tec, this question suggested that Jews were somehow complicit in their own extermination. Despite works by Tec and others, the stereotype of Jewish passivity in the Holocaust persists. In Resistance, Tec draws on first-hand accounts, interviews, and other sources to reveal the full range of tactics employed to resist the Nazi regime in Poland. She compares Jewish and non-Jewish groups, showing that they faced vastly different conditions. The Jewish resistance had its own particular aims, especially the recovery of dignity and the salvation of lives. Tec explores the conditions necessary for resistance, including favorable topography, a supply of arms, and effective leadership, and dedicates the majority of the book to the stories of those who stood up and fought back in any way that they could. Emphasizing the centrality of cooperation to the Jewish and Polish resistance movements of World War II, Tec argues that resistance is more than not submitting--that it requires taking action, and demands cooperation with others. Whereas resilience is individual in orientation, Tec writes, resistance assumes others. Within this context, Tec explores life in the ghettoes, the organizations that arose within them, and the famous uprising in Warsaw that began on January 18, 1943. She tells of those who escaped to hide and fight as partisans in the forests, and considers the crucial role played by women who acted as couriers, carrying messages and supplies between the ghetto and the outside world. Tec also discusses resistance in concentration camps, vividly recounting the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp uprising on October 7, 1944. The refusal of the rebel leaders to give information under unspeakable torture, Tec displays, was just one more of the many forms resistance took --
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Tec, Nechama
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illustrations
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Poland
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Resistance : Jews and Christians who defied the Nazi Terror, Nechama Tec
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-230) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: "at the edge of nowhere" -- Learning how to oppose -- The ghettos -- The forests -- The concentration camps -- The couriers -- The special case of Jan Karski -- Conclusion: "not alone"
Control code
FIEb17509348
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780199735419
Media category
text
Media MARC source
rdacontent.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)781680676
Label
Resistance : Jews and Christians who defied the Nazi Terror, Nechama Tec
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: "at the edge of nowhere" -- Learning how to oppose -- The ghettos -- The forests -- The concentration camps -- The couriers -- The special case of Jan Karski -- Conclusion: "not alone"
Control code
FIEb17509348
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780199735419
Media category
text
Media MARC source
rdacontent.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)781680676

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