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The Bielski Brothers (History Channel)
The Bielski Brothers
History Channel
Actors: Asael Bielski, Zus Bielski, Tuvia Bielski
Director: History
Genres: Drama, Educational, Military & War
NR     2009     0hr 50min

Living in the Soviet Republic of Belorussia during World War II, Tuvia, Asael and Zus Bielski saved more than twelve-hundred of their fellow Jews from perishing in the Holocaust, yet their story has largely gone untold. Th...  more »


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Actors: Asael Bielski, Zus Bielski, Tuvia Bielski
Director: History
Genres: Drama, Educational, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Drama, Educational, Military & War
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 03/31/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 12
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The Bielski Brothers
C. A. Luster | Burke, VA USA | 03/17/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the best WWII documentaries I have seen by the History Channel. It does an excellent job of not only giving you the facts, but making you feel like you experienced what happened when three Belorussian brothers that happened to be Jewish decided to try and hide others like themselves from the Germans. That would have been heroic in itself, but these three brothers didn't stop there, they used guerilla tactics against the Germans as well. Good quality DVD with plenty of replayability. If you enjoyed this catch Defiance.

CA Luster"
Saul Markowitz | 04/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is great. True heros. The Beilski brothers make me proud to be Jewish. I am very happy their story was told. I am surprised it took this long to have this awesome story surface to the public. Better late than never."
Inspiring account of Jewish resistance against the Nazis
z hayes | TX | 06/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

""The Bielski Brothers" is a History Channel documentary that recounts the true life, inspiring, and miraculous story of how three brothers - Tuvia, Zus and Asael Bielski who were also Jewish, set up a camp deep in the Belorussian forests during WW II which provided refuge to Jews escaping Nazi persecution. The numbers grew and against all odds, about 1,200 Jews survived the war in the forest camp. The refugees had to move frequently, being constantly hunted by the Nazis, and though there were casualties, hundreds more survived which is amazing considering the constraints they were under.

The documentary features archival records, and also interviews with survivors and the descendants of the Bielskis. This is a must-watch documentary as it tells the story of unsung heroes and more importantly of Jewish resistance against Nazis which was not prevalent during WW II for varying reasons. The most famous instance of Jewish resistance during WW II was the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and the Bielski brothers and their band of fighters deserve recognition for standing up to the Nazis, setting up a well-organized camp in the forests even with the odds stacked up against them. A miracle indeed.

Great Introduction to the Movie Defiance
Joseph J. Slevin | Carlsbad, CA United States | 02/05/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was impressed by the extras in the DVD Defiance that had its own documentary featuring pictures and discussions with the Bielkski children. This DVD features not only the Bielski family, but also actual footage of the survivors still living today.

Fascinating footage of actual partisans at work, actual on location shots of the village in the woods. This is simply a great history and a must for video of fighting oppression and tyranny."