AFYBA Young Leadership Division Hosts Robert Bielski
May 12, 2011

Event Highlights

The Young Leadership Division of AFYBA held a screening of the film "Defiance", based on the true story of the Bielski brothers' fight for survival during the Holocaust. What began as a band of six survivors hiding out in the forests of Belarus, turned into a responsibility to protect the lives of 1,250 Jews who fled the ghettos as word of the Bielski brothers would reach them. 

Robert Bielski, a New Yorker who is the middle son of Tuvia Bielski, played by Daniel Craig in the film, spoke to the audience after the movie, and gave a riveting account of what went on behind the scenes of the film making and answered questions. 

The event was chaired by Moshe Goldfeder, Co-Chair of the YLD.