Defiance Movie Study Guide

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Defiance tells the story of the Bielski brothers whose bravery during the Holocaust saved hundreds of lives.

After their parents are murdered in a massacre, the four Bielski brothers fled to the woods. Slowly, the group started a partisan group unlike any other. Overall, 1,200 Jews Bielski partisans survived the war. Defiance is rated R for violence and profanity, but it is a moving film that shines light on Jewish resistance during the Holocaust.

This movie guide includes 14 pages plus an answer key.


  • Pre-Viewing Questions
  • Discussion Questions (2 ways)
  • Morality
  • Themes
  • Lessons Learned
  • Biblical Parallels


  • The True Story (paragraph)
  • The True Story (questions)
  • Jewish Resistance (5 other stories/essay prompts)


  • Zus vs Tuvia
  • Quotes
  • Writing Prompt
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15 pages
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