With WWII and Nazis, Germans and others advancing through Poland and Belorussia the local Jewish populations suffered persecution and executions on a massive scale. During the roundup of Jewish people some escaped into local forests to survive. This book tells the story of a community established by the brothers of the Bielski family; how they built camps, moved from place to place, set up workshops, organised employment, provided a haven for many, defended themselves and survived with about 1,200 people in number by the end of the fighting.
The book is a well written history for people of many ages to read with details on the Bielskis and what was going on generally within the area. Further notes at the back may be of interest for those who want to read more about the subject.
NOTE: This book by Peter Duffy is exactly the same as his other book "Brothers In Arms" with a different publisher. Don't buy them both unless you want more than one copy of the same book.