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Importance of Arms

Former Jewish partisan Aron Bell describes how weapons were essential to the life of a partisan.
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English — US


  • History
  • Social Studies
  • The Holocaust
  • Resistance


Yeah, to have a gun.

Without it, you're nobody. This was your life. This was your freedom. This was-- this gave-- a pistol, a rifle, this gave you everything. This gave you life. Without it, you're nobody.

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