Hatred and prejudice towards Jews grows as Hitler comes to power.
Jews are separated from the rest of civilization as the first part of Hitler's Plan
Laws are passed that require Jews to wear stars on the front and back of their clothes, prohibit them from walking on the sidewalks, along with various other ridiculous rules.
The younger brothers of Tuvia, Zus, and Asael, named Yakov and Abraham were arrested and killed because they wouldn't give any information of their older brothers' whereabouts.
The Bielski parents and Zus's wife and young child are arrested and murdered by the Nazis, along with many others.
The partisan group "Marshal Georgi" is officially formed, with Tuvia Bielski as the group's commander.
The Nazis found the base in the forest due to a trail of blood left by Bielski fighters. The Bielski group is forced to flee.
With their old base discovered, the brothers decide to move their base to the Stara- Huta forest.
Tuvia feels the Germans have discovered the location of his new base because of airplanes swooping low overhead and German officers on the edge of the forest.
After their Bielski Base is discovered for the second time, they decide to move to a different part of the forest. However, just days after they settle at a new location they are attacked by Nazis, and everybody in the group flees. After regrouping, the whole group decides to move to the Naliboki Puscha, a dense forest where other partisans were hiding at the time..
Sergei Vasilyev told the brothers that the Bielski Partisan group would have to split. He ordered the fighters, about 150 men to remain in the puscha, and the non fighters to move back to their original forest near Stankevich. Tuvia was in charge of the noncombatant group, and Zus helped lead the group of fighters.
Israel Kessler was criticizing the brothers and their operations and leadership style, and began telling the leaders of the puscha about it. The leaders found that mast of his statements weren't true, and Asael ended up killing him out of rage
The ragged German forces attack the base on the edge of the puscha. Other nearby partisans were alerted, and the Germans retreated to the outside edge of the forest
The Russian Army forces the Germans out of the Belorussian forests, so all of the Jews in the Forest camp are not threatened anymore, and it is safe to leave.