Jewish and European Resistance

Yad Vashem Studies, Volume VII

Henri Michel

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Jewish Resistance and the European Resistance Movement

Partisan warfare requires different conditions to government-organized resistance. Partisans need space — mountains and forests for their refuge, relatively few combatants, but organized assistance from the local population as regards shelter, food, clothing, and care of the sick and wounded. In the ghettoes support was forthcoming but could not be expressed in actions within the ghetto itself. The Jewish resistance movement, from the outset lacked the basic essential conditions for effective partisan warfare. It is, therefore, unjust to compare the large number of victims with the relatively few combatants.

Products specifications
Year 1968
Catalog No. 196801
Format Electronic article in Yad Vashem Studies, Volume VII, pp. 7-16, Edited by Livia Rothkirchen
Publisher Yad Vashem