Jewish resistance during the Holocaust took many forms: spiritual resistance in the face of persecution, shared resources in a time of great deprivation, and the creation of partisan groups like the Bielski Partisans. The Bielski Partisans were the largest partisan detachment in Nazi-occupied Europe. Read more about the Bielski brothers and their partisan community here.

On January 26, 2020, more than 60 second-, third-, and fourth-generation descendants of the Bielski Partisans held a family reunion at the Museum. The reunion was organized by Tamara Vershitskaya, a curator from the Jewish Resistance Museum in Novogrudok, Belarus who is leading efforts to create a memorial there.

Also attending the January 26 event was 92 year-old Aron Bell, the last surviving Bielski brother, and his wife Henryka.

See photos below from the event at the Museum.