Tuvia Bielski Saving Jewish Lives

Former Jewish partisan Aron Bell describes the Bielski group's commitment to saving the lives of Jews.

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And he was actually the one—it was Tuvia's idea that if they could survive 20, 30 people, why couldn't 60 survive? And if there was food for 60, there will be enough food for 120. This was his idea to save Jews. Whether it's a woman, child, old man, young man, whomever. This was his idea. The other two brothers would not: they would probably take their relatives out and they would have a small group of people. They would not undertake such a big responsibility. This comes [as] credit to the oldest, to Tuvia. That was his idea.

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