An exhibit that details a resistance group operating against the Nazis during the occupation of Poland and Belarus opened Sunday at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills.
“Courage and Compassion: The Legacy of the Bielski Brothers” shares a story made famous in the 2008 movie, Defiance, with Daniel Craig portraying Tuvia Bielski, the group’s leader. Bielski's granddaughter, award-winning independent filmmaker and television editor Sharon Rennert delivered the keynote address at the opening ceremony.
The exhibit, which will be on display through Nov. 4, begins with life in Belarus, accounts of escape and the formation of probably the most famous partisan detachment. Through panels, artifacts and interactive displays, the exhibit shows the courage and commitment of this intrepid band of rebels.