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    Tuvia Bielski

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    May 8, 1906 – June 12, 1987

    Every now and then, two Hollywood studios get exactly the same idea. Remember the year with two asteroid movies? Or the two recent Snow Whites? Or the year when there were two films about Nazi-killing Jews?

    Inglourious Basterds and... what was the other one?

    Exactly. Everyone remembers Basterds, for a good reason. Few know of the other film that came out earlier that year, Defiance.

    The difference between the two? Basterds, sadly, was completely fictional. Defiance? All too real.

    It told the story of Tuvia and Zus Bielski (Daniel Craig(!) and Liev Schreiber), Belarussian Jews who escaped from the Nazis. They hid in the forest, organized a group of partisans, and rescued Jews. And, oh, yes, killed Nazis in the process. The film did take some liberties, but the Bielski brothers were very real. At one point, their camp counted over 1200 Jews that they helped rescue.

    So why is Defiance remembered by few? Who knows. It's definitely worth a watch. Which is much more that we can say about either of the asteroid movies...

    Verdict: Jew.

    July 15, 2013

    See Also

    Mordechai Anielewicz

    Daniel Craig

    Abba Kovner

    Liev Schreiber

    Edward Zwick
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