Film & Lecture: Robert Bielsky presents legendary WWII partisans, the Bielski Brothers in the 2006 documentary, “Jerusalem in the Woods”
The Jewish History Book Committee is proud to present another little known chapter of Jewish History: Robert Bielsky is the youngest son of the legendary partisan commander Tuvia Bielski, who was portrayed by Daniel Craig in the 2008 film “Defiance”. The Bielski brothers created a thriving community in the woods. They defended themselves and their community, fought the Nazis, and walked out of the woods at the end of WWII with over 1,200 men, women and children whose survivors now number in the tens of thousands. Mr. Bielsky lectures throughout the world about the exploits of his father and his uncles. He is a board member of the Museum of Jewish Heritage and a past President of the Holocaust Memorial Committee of Brooklyn. He is also the President and founder of Manhattan Commercial Realty Corp. in New York City.
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