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Introduction: "At the Edge of Nowhere." ; Chapter One: Background ; Chapter Two: In the Ghettos ; Chapter Three: Partisans and Forests ; Chapter Four: Concentration Camps ; Chapter Five: Couriers ; Chapter Six: The Special Case of Jan Karski ; Chapter Seven: Conclusion

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Nechama Tec is a Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Conneticut, Stamford, and the bestselling author of Defiance, now a major motion picture. Her other books include Dry Tears, In the Lion's Den, and When Light Pierced the Darkness.


Refreshingly non-jargony and full of (understandably) powerful and tragic illustrations, Resistance draws on documented sources as well as Tec's own interviews with survivors. * Times Higher Education Supplement *
This enlightening book is a carefully argued and cleverly assembled discussion that challenges stereotypes about Jewish resistance in the Second World War * The Lady *
Tec's book presents an excellent overview of the Jewish and non- Jewish resistance activities during the Second World War, at the time when the desperate situation led the victims of the Nazi persecution to commit desperate acts. * Jan Lanicek, History *
a rare form of resistance finally gaining the attention in Holocaust scholarship it has always deserved. * Arthur B. Shostak, The European Legacy *

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