Grades: High School & Public Libraries
Subject Area: History, Holocaust Studies
Made Possible By: Paramount Pictures
Meet a band of heroes who fought to save lives during the Holocaust with this study guide to the film Defiance, based on the true story of the Bielski brothers, who rescued more than 1,200 Jews by waging a guerrilla war against the Nazis in western Poland. Classroom activities explore the many dimensions of heroism, the many forms of Jewish resistance to the Holocaust, and the moral dilemmas of those dark days. The program for public libraries includes a reproducible quiz and reading list.