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His brother Zus Liev Schreiber has different ideas. He was two years younger than his brother Tuvia , who later commanded the Bielski Otriad. And yet others are not so committed to his ideals. Tuvia ended up killing two members of his own Otriad. A year later, he was exhumed and given a state funeral with military honors in Israel. It feels progressively more bogus and less significant the further it recedes from view, and myths are meant to wax in the memory, not wane. The bunkers, called zemylankas, were built according to actual plans, from hand-hewn logs. She lived in an underground hiding spot near the home of a Christian peasant, along with her two nephews. The only Jews in a small community, they had connections within and outside of the Jewish community and quickly learned how to look after themselves. For the inhabitants of the forest camp, Tuvia was a respected and beloved figure. We meet all three brothers almost at the same moment in , when they discover that the invading Germans have killed their parents and likely put a price on their own heads as well.

This is seen in a particularly evocative scene in which a German soldier is captured and brought into camp. It did not bring him any sort of fulfillment, and he recognises that there are more constructive ways of expending his energy.

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On the other hand, the film has too much on-the-nose dialogue and wisecracking-through-tough-times sentiments, particularly in the dialogue between the religious Shimon Haretz Allan Corduner and the intellectual Isaac Malbin Mark Feuerstein.

Tuvia restrains himself, because he is haunted by the faces of the three men he killed. That one German soldier personified all that the Jews loathed.

Zus quotes Deuteronomy and Romanssaying, "Vengeance is mine.

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And yet others are not so committed to his ideals. They were attacked by the Germans. Ed Zwick.

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But they did more things than we could dramatize. Not long after, Tuvia married Lila "Lilka" Tiktin, who was only 17 at the time. The bunkers, called zemylankas, were built according to actual plans, from hand-hewn logs. The only Jews in a small community, they had connections within and outside of the Jewish community and quickly learned how to look after themselves. There, German authorities killed tens of thousands of Jews in Nowogrodek Novogrudok District including the cities of Lida and Nowogrodek between July and the end of spring , and confined those they did not shoot to ghettos throughout the District. But where Zus and his men fight the Germans on equal terms, with guns and mines, most of these Jews match his description as being "too weak and afraid to fight for themselves". He frequently gave speeches before the entire assembly, often breaking down in tears at the fate of the Jews. Tuvia was the third eldest. What if they had then ploughed into the neighbouring forests of Belarus only to be confronted by a band of armed-to-the-teeth Rambo types?

For all that, I'm not sure that Zwick's brawny fraternal epic - ringing with mortar shells, stuffed with cardboard archetypes - quite does it justice.

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