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In part two we cover the start and rapid growth of the Bielski partisan camps in Belarus, their raids on Gernan patrols and on German sympathizers, and the hard and often times deadly choices that needed to be made to protect the forest clans. We also cover what happened to the four brothers after the war and the filming, which was done in Lithuania, which borders Belarus. We also discuss the controversy that faced the movie as well as criticisms that the movie basically whitewashed the story to cover up crimes committed by the Bielski Partisans. as well as their alliance with the Russian army. I believe all their actions are covered evenly here and the listener is left to judge their actions. For reference and study:: The Bielski Brothers, Peter Duffy. (2004), Defiance by Nechama Tec (1993),, and With Courage We Shall Fight (Francis and Mary Berger.. Also The History Channel Documentary titled The Bielski Brothers: Jerusalem in the Woods..
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