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THE BRAVE FIGHTERS

WWII Anti-Nazi Resistance Stories Near Hitler's Ukrainian Headquarters

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Director's Intro (Transcript)


"The Brave Fighters" Film (Screenplay)

Film Disclaimer

The events portrayed in this film were compiled from various sources:

Whenever possible, the original source is presented on screen. Due to extremely limited access to WWII Soviet Archives, we cannot guarantee 100% accuracy. Some scenes were reconstructed using modern technology.

 

SCENE 01: Intro Animation

SCENE 02: RESEARCH MOTIVE
ROXANNE: Steve, why did you decide to research Anti-Nazi Resistance in Vinnitsa?

STEVE:


SCENE 03:
ROXANNE: I just read a book about Communist Resistance Fighters in Ukraine. The Authors describe them as Killers, Rapists Bandits. Why are you defending these criminals?

STEVE:

-OR-


SCENE 04: STEVE'S CHILDHOOD
ROXANNE: Steve, how did you grow up?

STEVE:
Photo #1 (Steve 3 years old)

Photo #2 (Grandma, Steve, Mother)

Photo #3 (Steve 12 years old)

Photo #4 (Family Group #1, Focus on Konstantin Halitsky then Anastasia):


Photo #5 (Family Group #2, Focus on Konstantin Halitsky):

 


SCENE 05: TRUTH ABOUT STEVE'S RELATIVES
ROXANNE: What did you find?

STEVE:

 

For more information, see film "Science Dishonor."


SCENE 06: HIDDEN TRUTH ABOUT WWII
ROXANNE:  Let us switch to World War II. How did the War begin?

STEVE:


SCENE 07: VINNITSA AIR FORCE BASE
ROXANNE:  Why was the German Army focused on capturing Vinnitsa?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 08: COMMUNISTS PREPARED FOR KYIV URBAN GUERILLA WAR
ROXANNE:  How did the Communists prepare for German Occupation of Kyiv?

STEVE:


SCENE 09: THE GERMANY ARMY ENTERED KYIV
ROXANNE: What happened when the German Army entered Kyiv?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 10: NAZI REACTION TO COMMUNIST GUERRILLA WAR IN KYIV

ROXANNE:  Steve, how did the Nazi react to Communist Urban Guerilla War in Kyiv?

STEVE:

 

SCENE 13: PODOLIA REGION
ROXANNE: Steve, please tell us more about this region.

STEVE:


SCENE 14: EASTERN FRONT HUB

ROXANNE:  Can you describe the “Eastern Front Hub”?

STEVE:

 

SCENE 15: HITLER'S "WEHRWOLF" HEADQUARTERS

ROXANNE: Could you tell us more about Hitler's Ukrainian Headquarters?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 16: NAZI OCCUPATION OF VINNITSA

ROXANNE:  Steve, tell us more about Nazi occupation of Vinnitsa.

STEVE:

 


SCENE 17: CONCENTRATION AND DEATH CAMPS IN UKRAINE

ROXANNE:  Did Nazis build Major Concentration and Death Camps in Ukraine?

STEVE:

 

SCENE 18: UKRAINIAN NATIONAL RESISTANCE
ROXANNE:  Why did not Nazis construct Major Camps in Ukraine?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 19: NAZI ATROCITIES SUPERVISOR

ROXANNE:  Who was overseeing the Nazi occupation of Ukraine?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 20: JOSEF STALIN'S FAVORABLE VIEW OF KOCH

ROXANNE: How did Josef Stalin view Koch?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 21: VINNITSA CITIZENS' REACTION

ROXANNE: How did the Vinnitsa Citizens react to Nazi atrocities?

STEVE:


SCENE 22: JEWISH REACTION TO NAZI ATROCITIES

ROXANNE: How did the Vinnitsa Jews react to Nazi atrocities?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 23: ANTI-NAZI RESISTANCE CELLS OPERATION

ROXANNE: How could Resistance Cells operate in this hostile environment?

STEVE:

 

SCENE 24: FACTORS FOR SUCCESS OF ANTI-NAZI RESISTANCE CELLS

ROXANNE: How could this be?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 25: HIGH-RANKING GERMAN OFFICERS UNDERMINED HITLER

ROXANNE: Do you imply that some High-Ranking German Officers undermined Hitler?

STEVE:


SCENE 26: EXAMPLE OF SUCCESSFUL RESISTANCE CELL

ROXANNE:  Can you give us an example of a successful Resistance Cell?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 27: "MEDIC" GROUP OPERATION DETAILS

ROXANNE: What were the Group's goals?

STEVE:

 

SCENE 28: EXAMPLE OF "MEDIC" GROUP ACCOMPLISHMENT
ROXANNE:  Can you give us an example of their accomplishments? 

STEVE:

SCENE 29:

ROXANNE:  How could the Group be successful under the Nazi noses? 

STEVE:

SCENE 30: HONEST HIGH-RANKING GERMAN OFFICER

ROXANNE: Who was this High-Ranking German Officer?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 31: COMMUNISTS' ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE "MEDIC" GROUP

ROXANNE: How did the Communists acknowledge the "Medic" group?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 32: DR. NIKOLAI PIROGOV LEGACY
ROXANNE:  You mentioned 2 Vinnitsa Medical Facilities dedicated to Pirogov. Who was this Pirogov?

STEVE:

SCENE 33: PIROGOV PRINCIPLES

ROXANNE: Steve, how did Pirogov view the Doctor's role?

STEVE:

 

 

 


SCENE 34: PIROGOV HOSPITAL DOCTORS DURING NAZI OCCUPATION

ROXANNE: What happened to Pirogov Hospital Staff during Nazi occupation?

STEVE:

 

SCENE 35: PIROGOV HOSPITAL DOCTORS WORK DETAILS

ROXANNE: So, the Doctors and Nurses continued to treat people in Pirogov Hospital?

STEVE:


SCENE 36: PIROGOV MEDICAL INSTITUTE LOCATION

ROXANNE: Steve, wait a minute! You just said the Medical Institute was across the street of German-occupied Pirogov Hospital?

STEVE:

 

SCENE 37: GERMAN ARMY HIGH COMMAND & RESISTANCE AGREED

ROXANNE: Why would the German High Command allow this enormous security risk?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 38: VINNITSA JEWS UNDER NAZI OCCUPATION

ROXANNE: I have an article: "Not a single Jew was alive in Vinnitsa when Red Army liberated city."

STEVE:

 

 


SCENE 39: BRAVE PARTISAN ATTACKS NEAR HITLER’S HQ

ROXANNE:  Steve, can you give us an example of a partisan attack near Hitler’s HQ?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 40: TIMELINE BACKGROUND INFORMATION

ROXANNE: Do you have any background information on this raid?

STEVE:


SCENE 41: HITLER'S REACTION TO THE RAID

ROXANNE:  What was Hitler's reaction to this raid?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 42: COMMUNISTS' ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE RAID

ROXANNE: How did the Communists acknowledge this heroic act?

STEVE:

 

SCENE 43: COMMUNISTS' SUPPRESSION OF THE RAID

ROXANNE: Why did the Communists suppress this Raid?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 44: COMMUNIST FIGHTERS IN VINNITSA

ROXANNE: What about the Communist Resistance in Vinnitsa?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 45: FAMILY RECOLLECTION / COMMUNIST FIGHTERS

ROXANNE:  Did you have any Communist Fighters in your Family?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 46: WHY DIDN'T GESTAPO KILL STEVE'S FAMILY

ROXANNE:  Steve, why Gestapo and SS did not kill your Mother and Step-Father?

STEVE:


SCENE 47: STEVE'S ATTEMPTS TO FIND HIS BIOLOGICAL FATHER

ROXANNE: Have you tried to locate your Biological German Father?

STEVE:

 


SCENE 48: COMMUNISTS PUBLICLY RECOGNIZED THEIR ICONS

ROXANNE: How did the Communists publicly recognize their Icons?

STEVE:

 

SCENE 49: COMMUNISTS REWARDED THEIR CRONIES
ROXANNE: How did the Communists reward their Comrades?

STEVE:

SCENE 50: COMMUNIST RECOGNITION OF RESISTANCE ICONS

ROXANNE:  How did the Communists recognize Anti-Nazi Resistance Fighters?

STEVE:

SCENE 51: CONCLUSION

STEVE:

 

UKRAINIAN PARTISANS

Pair #1

Dmitriy Burchenko

Jacob Mel'nik

 

Pair #2

Nikolai Mazanik

Sergei Belkaniya

 


Pair #3

Olga Novoseletsky

Irena Sventitski

 

Pair #4

Vladimir Slusarenko

Boris Krizhevoy

 


Pair #5

Frank Bushinsky

Vladimir Sobolev

Pair #6

Klim Cherniavsky

Ivan Rybachenko



Pair #7

Igor Rudoy

Mikhail Vladimirov

 

 

Pair #8

Taras Shkrabotsky

Evgeny Posvyatenko

 

Pair #9

Anton Didishvili

Ivan Ignaschenko

 

Pair #10

Leonid Vedybeda

Mikhail Svechkolap

 

Pair #11

Peter Volynets

Maria Turovskaya

 

Pair #12

Peter Kugay
Nikolai Sidorenko

 


Pair #13

Ivan Bevz    

Lyala Ratushnaya

 

Pair #14

Igor Belov

Andrei Kucheryavenko

 


Pair #15

Ivan Korshun

Evgeny Volyansky

 

 

Pair #16

Peter Kucheryavenko

Sergey Levenets


Pair #17

Andrei Maksimenko

Vasiliy Osikashvili

 

Pair #18

Andrei Kravchenko

Maria Barbashova

 

Pair #19

Konstantin Grishin 

Victor Kinyaev 

 

Pair #20

Anna Duchel


Elena Topchiyeva

 

 

Pair #21

Galina Duranovskaya

Anastasia Semenova