The Defiant by Shalom Yoran
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Describes the experiences of two Jewish brothers and Holocaust survivors, who fled the approaching Nazi army and eventually joined up and fought with the resistance movement and ultimately helped defeat the Nazi army.

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Shalom Yoran was born in Raciaz, Poland in 1922. In 1939, his life changed forever when his father and mother were killed by the Nazis. For the next six years, he and his brother, Musio fought as partisans against the German war machine. In 1946, Mr. Yoran moved to Israel, then called Palestine, to begin a new life. For seven years, he served as an officer in the Israeli Air Force. For the next thirty years, he worked in the aircraft industry as both a top executive and a highly sought-after consultant. Today, the author and his wife, Varda, live in the United States.
Published October 1, 1995 by Northwest Pub. 293 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Yoran, with his Aryan looks, a facility in several languages, and a daunting tolerance for homemade vodka (alcohol, Yoran suggests, caused the deaths of many partisans), moved freely in a variety of dangerous circles.

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Yoran, a founding member of New York City's Museum of Jewish Heritage, spent his teenage years fighting alongside Soviet partisans in the forests of eastern Europe in WWII.

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