Jewish Armed Resistance in Eastern Europe
(1943 - 1944)
Many Jews throughout
German-occupied Europe attempted armed resistance against the Nazis. As
individuals or in groups, Jews engaged in planned or spontaneous
opposition to the Germans and their allies. Jewish partisans were especially active in the east, where they fought the Germans from
bases established behind the front lines in forests and ghettos.
Because anti-Semitism was
widespread there, they found little support among the surrounding
population. Even so, as many as 20,000 Jews fought the Germans in the
forests of eastern Europe.
Sources: U.S. Holocaust