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We Fought Back Teen Resisters of the Holocaust

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This book features the incredible true stories of teenage Jews who fought back against the Nazis during the Holocaust. There is a mistaken impression among many people that the six million Jews who were exterminated by the Nazis were led to their deaths like sheep to slaughter without resisting. Although there was relatively little armed rebellion among the victims, it was ...more
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Sam Dye
A very important view into teenage resistance to Nazi persecution of the Jews. Seven individuals and seven stories largely from Czechoslovakia, Poland and Belorussia recount details of survival and becoming participants in partisan units. The question of why didn't all jews follow this activist resistance is well answered. The last story of Chonon Bedzowski recounts his participation in the Bielski Brigade the largest (1230 members when dismissed) partisan unit. After the harrowing experiences i ...more
Adam Gates
A novel with some page turning moments, but not the greatest read. In We Fought Back: Teen Resisters of the Holocaust, by Allan Zullo, it gives the perspective of the lives of different teenager Jews, and how they fought against the Germans, and for their lives. The parts that I liked, is that it is a book about survivors in the Holocaust. However, the journeys are not told from their point of view, and it does not have the same effect for me. Whenever I get the chance, I enjoy seeing Holocaust ...more
Brayant

We fought back is a book about the real life in the war witch connect to the actual discrimination of the concentration camps with the Jews not only is it about a time period of change between an entire world not knowing what is going on in reality. Between the soldiers in the book ,shows lots of fear when going into war. Between the true stories of teenage Jews who fought back against the Nazis during the Holocaust although there was little armed rebellion among the victims, it was mostly becau
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Edward Ryan
This book is a non-fiction collection of seven stories told by Jewish teens who resisted Nazi aggression in WW2. There are instances of fictionalized dialogue, but the stories themselves are all true.

I read the book because my son was require to for school and I wanted to be able to discuss it with him. Despite being aimed at a younger audience, the book pulls no punches, detailing the brutality of the Holocaust and the horrendous conditions these people lived through. There is very little to 'l
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Lea
Allan Zullo has compiled a collection of stories from people involved in the Partisan resistance groups who fought against the Nazi troops in WWII. The short biographies each center on a person who, at the time, was in their teens while engaging in guerrilla warfare against one of the most frightening armies in history. Each story is dramatic and fascinating to read.

I used this book as a nonfiction companion read for a Holocaust novel in my sixth-grade reading class. I had to keep reminding my
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Katherine
Book: We Fought Back
Author: Allan Zullo
Genre: Biographies
Length: 176 pages
Date Finished: 5/7/13

We Fought Back tells the stories of seven different teens who lived during the Holocaust and became partisans to fight back against Hitler. The first story is about Paul Strassman. His family had been planning to leave Czechoslovakia, but their plan was ruined when the money they had been saving up got destroyed. When Hitler took over Czechoslovakia, the Jews were deprived of many of their rights. Pau
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I've been reading this book for a while, and actually got around to finishing it.

It wasn't what I was expecting, but that might be because I didn't read the title correctly. The Holocaust is specifically the genocide of Jews, and I know that. However I just thought it was teen resisters of World War Two, and then was a little surprised when all the stories had a Jewish focus. I actually read the title this time, and quickly understood why.

They stories had just as much merit as any other resist
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Justinraffa
The book i have chosen to review is "We Fought Back." This book was about jewish resisters during World War Two. This book has many stories from real jews like Paul Strassmann, Selim Sznyer, Romi Cohn and much more. Most jews had to join partisan groups if they wanted to fight. They didn't fight on the front lines but they had a strong part in defeating the Nazis. The partisans were behind the scenes they derailed trains,destroyed bridges and cut down power lines. One more thing these Teen resis ...more
Shannon Clark
A collection of stories by teen resisters of the Nazis. They were called partisans and they rose up against the Nazi movement which was VERY brave! They carried out ambushes against the Germans and chopped down telephone/telegraph poles.

One thing that I found that was disturbing that lots of partisans (that were Russians) also hated Jews, so if a Jew wanted to be a partisan they had to hide their identity from the group. I sort of couldn't grasp this concept because I thought that all partisans
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Timothy Coen
Great book, well written and separated into short stories. Very much recommend this to you as an anthology.
Alec Fisher
This book is made of multiple true stories of Jewish kids my age and younger who have survived the holocaust by running away from the Nazis and fighting them in several fights. In this book each chapter was about a different person,and very short, so every chapter jumped right in the the action which made the book a lot more exciting. At the end of every chapter the author told the reader what happens to the person after the war, where they currently live, and what book to read or show to watch ...more
Michael Tinsley
This book was very interesting for a person my age (12). This book is based on true stories that pt I will never forget. This book was about teens that have resisted against the Nazi soldiers. A 15 year old by named Paul helped blow up a Nazi supply train. 17 year old Frank and his team is ready to attack heavily armed German convoy. The had the rest of their lives in front of them. They were willing to end it all for freedom and liberty. Paul was scared to death to blow up that train. He had to ...more
Matt Haynes
Many interesting stories in this book.
Kasonsmeltzer
Good book
Emily
This book really couldn't keep my attention well. It was fast paced which I usually like. However, in this case, it was too fast paced. Overall, I found this boring.
Jill
War is an awful thing. These young people were normal people going about the business growing up in loving families and all that was taken from them in a blink. This is unthinkable, and yet, we must not forget. The descriptions of the horrendous situations are sanitized for the young readers for whom this book was intended, but I am glad that Mr Zullo has memorialized these stories.
Gwen Stacy
Allan Zullo has done it again! Zullo has a way of really communicating to the reader and impressing upon the reader the significance of the story. The stories were quite good, but I found some details were omitted. For instance, Yad Vashem did not honour some of these partisans who had indeed helped other Jews. So 4.5 stars for me!
Wilson Wiess
I really like this book because it tells true stories of teens in WWII. In just a few years I will be there age and I don't think I could've done what they did.
Heather Burdette Quinn
I will be recommending this book to my students who are interested in learning more about the Holocaust - the stories of young Jewish partisans are compelling.
Laura
Nice collection of stories straight from the individual who lived through it
Claire Frances
Reading this book is like "teen" inglorious basterds movie.
Nathaniel Neering
this is such a great book i thik the auther would make a series
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Allan Zullo is an American non-fiction writer. He is the author or co-author of more than eighty paperbacks for adults and children.

A native of Rockford, Illinois, Zullo graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1969 with a degree in journalism. His books include The Baseball Hall of Shame and Baseball Confidential (both co-written with Bruce Nash), A Boomer's Guide to Grandparenting (co-writ
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