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Will to Survive

Former Jewish partisan Aron Bell discusses the Bielski brothers' determination to save Jewish lives during the Holocaust.

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  • History
  • Social Studies


English — US


Will to Survive

You're afraid. You know that you have to survive. You might have to fight the Nazis to survive, right? But nobody is torturing you. No one can tell you what to do. So I guess, the idea came because they were real human beings. Datario was a real human being. If 10 will survive, why wouldn't survive 20? If it's not enough to go 20 miles after food, so you go 30. You go 40. But it's better than to go to the slaughterhouse. Is it not?

Will to Survive

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