This weekend I watched the movie Defiance with my husband. At home of course on DVD. It was a rare moment to watch a movie with the kids sleeping wooo hoo :) We both enjoyed Defiance immensely.
Defiance was an extremely long movie..but in a way in almost has to be.. I also believe that movie about the Holocaust can never be too long... Even with a movie, we can only get a glimpse into the suffering that all these people had to endure.
This movie was based on a true story.. of Four Jewish brothers who were living in Poland at the time of the Nazi occupation. They were forced to escape into the forest, in which, they started helping thousands of fleeing Jewish people. I think they spent 3 or 4 years living in the forest.. making camp..then quickly fleeing to only build another camp. Forced to make it through the harsh winter and lack of food.
All in all, over 1200 Jews survived living in the forest. The will to live.. to survive.. to thrive.. is in all of us.. but not all of us.. is forced to rely on it.
We should never ever forget what happened during the Holocaust.
If you have the time, watch Defiance.