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Tec, Nechama

Works: 63 works in 283 publications in 8 languages and 8,713 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives  History  Drama  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Interviews  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of introduction
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Defiance : the Bielski partisans by Nechama Tec( Book )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prevailing image of European Jews during the Holocaust is one of helpless victims, but in fact many Jews struggled against the terrors of the Third Reich. Here, Nechama Tec offers a history of one such group, a forest community in western Belorussia that would number more than 1,200 Jews by 1944--the largest armed rescue operation of Jews by Jews in World War II. She reconstructs for the first time the amazing details of how these partisans and their families--hungry, exposed to the harsh winter weather--managed not only to survive, but to offer protection to all Jewish fugitives who could find their way to them. Arguing that this success would have been unthinkable without the vision of one man, Tec offers penetrating insight into the group's commander, Tuvia Bielski. Herself a Holocaust survivor, Tec draws on wide-ranging research and never-before-published interviews with surviving partisans to reconstruct the story of those who chose to fight.--From publisher description
When light pierced the darkness : Christian rescue of Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland by Nechama Tec( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone knows the name of Anne Frank but few people remember anything about the people who sheltered her. Who were the rescuers and what motivated them to risk their lives for persecuted Jews? Clearly such people deserve to be remembered and honored. And clearly an understanding of their motivations may help us cultivate such behavior in our own day. This book focuses on such "righteous Christians." Tec, herself a Holocaust survivor helped by Christians, vividly recreates through hundreds of cases what it was like to pass and hide among Christians and what it was like to rescue Jews. Limiting her compass to Poland, where anti-Semitism was particularly extreme, the author interviewed dozens of people now living in many lands and also examined a vast array of published accounts and unpublished testimonies yielding case histories of over 500 Polish helpers. As the book preserves for posterity the heroism of such people as Celka, the impoverished governess, and her paralyzed father, who took into their one-room apartment a Jewish child, refused to baptize her without her family's permission, and even fed her before they themselves ate, or Dr. Felix Kabus, who developed and frequently performed an operation that camouflaged circumcision, or the famous anti-Semitic author who wrote publicly about what was happening to the Jews, the book fills a gap in our knowledge of the Holocaust
Resilience and courage : women, men, and the Holocaust by Nechama Tec( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of personal narratives in which men and women explore how their lives were affected by the Holocaust."
In the lion's den : the life of Oswald Rufeisen by Nechama Tec( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving biography of Oswald Rufeisen, a Jew who passed as a Christian in occupied Poland, worked as a translator for the German police, and risked his life to save hundreds from the Nazis. Denounced, he escaped and found shelter in a convent, where he became a Catholic and later a priest and monk
Every day lasts a year : a Jewish family's correspondence from Poland by Christopher R Browning( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the correspondence between Joseph Hollander, a Polish Jew who emigrated to the United States, and his extended family in Poland written between 1939 and 1941, before the extermination of his family in the Holocaust
Resistance : Jews and Christians who defied the Nazi Terror by Nechama Tec( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this careful study of Jewish and non-Jewish resistance during World War II, Holocaust scholar Tec Nechama argues that Jews were not passive or submissive in the face of German oppression, but that their efforts had different aims and expressions than those of their non-Jewish counterparts
Defiance : the Bielski partisans by Nechama Tec( Recording )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the incredible story of Tuvia Bielski, a victim and survivor of the Holocaust. After being freed by Russian forces, Bielski and over one thousand Jews began armed rescue missions for fellow Jews in Belorussia. Although never officially recognized for his heroic deeds, Bielski proves that humanity and selflessness survive, even through life's darkest moments
Gambling in Sweden by Nechama Tec( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 1967 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grass is green in suburbia : a sociological study of adolescent usage of illicit drugs by Nechama Tec( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defiance by Edward Zwick( Visual )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deep forests of Poland and Belorussia are the domain of the occuping Germans during World War II. The three Bielski brothers go into the forests and find the impossible task of foraging for food, weapons and survival, not just for themselves but for a large mass of fleeing Polish Jews from the German war machine. The brothers, living with the fear of discovery must contend with neighboring Soviet partisans and deciding whom to trust. They take on the responsibility of guardians and motivate hundreds of women, men, children and the elderly to join their fight against the Nazi regime while hiding in makeshift homes in the dark, cold and unforgiving forest. At the same time, the brothers turn a band of war defectors into commanding freedom fighters. Based on true events
Bewaffneter Widerstand : jüdische Partisanen im Zweiten Weltkrieg by Nechama Tec( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children during the Holocaust by Patricia Heberer( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approximately 1.1 million Jewish children were murdered during the Holocaust. This book from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies tells the story of the Holocaust through the eyes, and the fates, of its youngest victims. Documents and complementary text examine the arc of persecutory policies directed against European Jewry and its impact upon Jewish children and adolescents. Additional chapters reflect upon the experience of non-Jewish children as victims, perpetrators, and bystanders during World War II
Jewish resistance : facts, omissions, and distortions by Nechama Tec( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gli ebrei che sfidarono Hitler by Nechama Tec( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish children : between protectors and murderers by Nechama Tec( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eine Art Leben : eine jüdische Kindheit im besetzten Polen by Nechama Tec( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When light pierced the darkness : righteous Christians and the Polish Jews by Nechama Tec( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De gebroeders Bielski : een indrukwekkend verhaal van joods verzet by Nechama Tec( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Dutch and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van Tuvia Bielski en zijn joodse partizanengroep, het Bielski-partizanendetachement, dat gedurende de Tweede Wereldoorlog in Wit-Rusland in de bossen aan een grote groep joodse vluchtelingen bescherming bood
Defiance Mut war ihre stärkste Waffe( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nach dem Einmarsch der deutschen Wehrmacht retten sich 1941 die Brüder Tuvia, Zus und Asael Bielski in die Wälder Weißrusslands, wo sie mit anderen jüdischen Flüchtlingen eine Partisanengruppe bilden. Als ihre Gemeinschaft größer wird, zerstreiten sie sich über Organisationsfragen, hinter denen die grundsätzliche Entscheidung steckt, gegen die Deutschen zu kämpfen oder das Überleben der Gemeinschaft zu sichern. Ambitionierte Hollywood-Verfilmung nach autobiografischen Notizen, die zwischen Schauwerten und Tiefgang dem Zwang einer allzu geradlinigen Dramaturgie erliegt und nur an der Oberfläche der Themen kratzt. (, 6.1.2010)
Defiance : i giorni del coraggio( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in Multiple languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1941, i nazisti rastrellano l'Europa Orientale a caccia di ebrei da sterminare. I fratelli Bielski, agricoltori bielorussi, sopravvivono al massacro dei genitori e trovano riparo nei boschi dell'entroterra, dove giocavano da bambini. Qui incontrano altri fuggiaschi, ai quali Tuvia, il fratello maggiore, offre spontaneamente protezione. La notizia della loro resistenza e del furore con cui cercano vendetta, richiama nella foresta molti altri ebrei, che hanno bisogno di essere curati e sfamati. Zus, impulsivo e competitivo, non ci sta e si arruola tra i partigiani armati, mentre Tuvia e il giovane Asael lottano contro il freddo e la fame per costruire il villaggio che li ospiterà fino alla fine della guerra. Grazie all'impresa degli sconosciuti fratelli Bielski, più di 1200 ebrei scamparono allo sterminio. (Mymovies)
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When light pierced the darkness : Christian rescue of Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland
When light pierced the darkness : Christian rescue of Jews in Nazi-occupied PolandResilience and courage : women, men, and the HolocaustIn the lion's den : the life of Oswald RufeisenEvery day lasts a year : a Jewish family's correspondence from PolandDefiance : the Bielski partisansChildren during the HolocaustA time to fight back : true stories of wartime resistance
Alternative Names
Bawnik, Nechama

Bawnik, Nechama 1931-

Bawnik Tec Nechama

Bawnik-Tec, Nechama 1931-

Nechama Tec historiadora israelí

Nechama Tec historienne israélienne

Nechama Tec polnische Soziologin

Nechama Tec Pools historica

Nechama Tec sociologa statunitense

Tec, Nechama Bawnik

Tec, Nechama Bawnik 1931-

Ṭeḳ, Neḥamah

Tek, Nehamah, 1931-

Ṭeq, Neḥamā 1931-

Ṭeq, Neḥamah 1931-...

טק, נחמה

טק נחמה 1931-....

נחמה טק היסטוריונית ישראלית

テック, ネチャマ

テック, ネハマ