Resources for Yisrael

To continue your study of this topic and to help with your research, use the following additional sources. Books preceded by an asterisk are recommended for middle and high school students.


  • *Resistance: Teen Partisans and Resisters who Fought Nazi Tyranny
    Anflick, Charles, New York: Rosen Publishers, 1999.
    Compelling stories of teenaged partisans.
  • The Life of Jews in Poland Before the Holocaust: a Memoir
    Gold, Ben-Zion, Lincoln and London, 2007.
    A memoir about Jewish life in Poland before the war.
  • Notes from the Warsaw Ghetto: The Journal of Emanuel Ringelblum (Edited and translated by Jacob Sloan)
    Ringelblum, Emanuel, New York: Shocken Books, 1974.
    The journal of the famous Warsaw ghetto historian.


    Online exhibition of photographs depicting aspects of life in the Warsaw Ghetto
    An interactive website with lessons about Jewish partisans
    A museum and kibbutz in Israel founded by a community of Holocaust survivors, ghetto fighters, and partisans


  • Partisans of Vilna
    130 minutes, 1986
    Tells the story of the young people who formed the Jewish partisan movement in Vilna, Lithuania. Based on archival footage from the war years and contemporary interviews with partisan survivors (including Abba Kovner, a founder of the partisan movement and one of Israel’s leading poets) the film explores the challenges of organizing resistance during the Holocaust.
  • Warsaw Ghetto
    51 Minutes
    Narrated by Warsaw Ghetto survivor Alexander Bernfes, this program includes striking and often shocking footage showing the creation of the ghetto, the early Nazi propaganda, scenes from everyday life, starving people in the streets, and the final, violent ten-day resistance.
  • Resistance: Untold Stories of Jewish Partisans
    84 Minutes, 2000
    In this group memoir, eleven men and women in their 70s and 80s, recount their battle against the Nazis in Poland, Lithuania, and Belorussia from 1941 to 1945.
  • The Long Way Home
    120 Minutes, 1997
    Academy Award-winning documentary of Holocaust survivors struggling to rebuild their lives in the years following WWII.