Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.

Tuvia Bielski: Our revenge is to live.
Shamon Haretz: Merciful God, we commit our friends - Ben Zion and Krensky - to You. We have no more prayers, no more tears; we have run out of blood. Choose another people. We have paid for each of Your commandments; we have covered every stone and field with ashes. Sanctify another land. Choose another people. Teach them the deeds and the prophesies. Grant us but one more blessing: take back the gift of our holiness. Amen.
Zus Bielski: [after Asael exits a hide out with 2 women] Asael! You've been busy?
Asael Bielski: Shut up
Konstanty 'Koscik' Kozlowski: Why is it so fucking hard being friends with a Jew?
Tuvia Bielski: Try being one.
Tuvia Bielski: We may be hunted like animals, but we will not become animals.
Tuvia Bielski: If we should die trying to live, at least we live like human beings.
Shamon Haretz: Yes. You annoy me, therefore I exist.
Viktor Panchenko: You are related to Bielski?
Zus Bielski: I am Bielski.
Tuvia Bielski: I thought you were dead.
Shamon Haretz: I am at least half dead.
Tuvia Bielski: When you take food it is support. When we do, it is stealing.
Lazar: Halt, who goes there?
Zus Bielski: We go here, Lazar. You only say 'halt, who goes there' when you don't know who goes there. We go there.
Lazar: Oh. Sorry Zus.
Bella: Women need guns, too.
Zus Bielski: What for?
Bella: For... protection.
Zus Bielski: Women have men for protection.
Tuvia Bielski: We're family. We have to stick together.
Asael Bielski: Nothing is impossible, what we all have done is impossible!
Lazar: [turning around to face the camp] Halt who goes there!
Tuvia Bielski: Lazar, i'm coming from the camp, you only say that to people going towards the camp! The Danger is out there, not in here!
Zus Bielski: What is it we are good for, Viktor? Dying.
Lilka Ticktin: I'm not afraid of anything, Tuvia. I'm not even afraid of you.
Zus Bielski: We are the Bielski's and we WILL be back!

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