The Jewish Partisans of Eastern Europe: How They Survived in the Forest

The Jewish partisans in Eastern Europe faced constant struggle, fighting their enemies while also perpetually seeking food and shelter. In the following four brief documentaries, published by the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, an organization committed to educating youth about the heroic Jewish partisans who fought against tyranny, partisans recall how they survived in the forest while at war:

  •  Food [03:52]  — How they found or stole food, surviving off the bare minimum
  • Medicine [04:43] –Making do without proper medical care or gear 
  • Shelter [04:40] — How partisans often sought shelter underground or in peasants’ homes
  • Winter and Night [04:15]–How they managed through the fiercely cold winters and nights

To watch more films about the Jewish partisans from the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, click here.