<p>A group of Jewish <a href="/narrative/5679">partisans</a> in the Rudniki forest, near <a href="/narrative/3169">Vilna</a>, between 1942 and 1944.</p>


Despite great obstacles, Jews throughout occupied Europe attempted armed resistance against the Germans and their Axis partners. They faced overwhelming odds and desperate scenarios, including lack of weapons and training, operating in hostile zones, parting from family members, and facing an ever-present Nazi terror. Yet thousands resisted by joining or forming partisan units.

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