Partisans of Vilna DVD


Partisans of Vilna is a feature-length documentary film that explores Jewish resistance during World War II. It recounts the untold tale of the moral dilemmas facing Jewish youth who organized an underground resistance in the Vilna ghetto, and fought as partisans in the woods against the Nazis. The film features 40 interviews in Hebrew, Yiddish and English, with the former partisans in Israel, New York City, Montreal and Vilna, interspersed with rare archival footage from 1939-1944.

The Ciesla Foundation is proud to offer this important film for sale on DVD. Along with the feature, the DVD includes these special features:

  • A bonus CD and songbook with lyrics in English and Yiddish: Partisans of Vilna: The Songs of WWII Jewish Resistance
  • A study guide with historical background and questions for discussion
  • Filmmaker commentaries from Director Josh Waletzky and Producer Aviva Kempner
  • An exclusive photo gallery
  • Filmmaker biographies and statement

The main feature on the DVD runs 130 minutes and is in English and Hebrew with English subtitles.

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