This film tells the story of the men and women who formed the Jewish partisan movement in Vilna, Lithuania, during World War II. After over sixty thousand Lithuanian Jews were decimated by the Nazis, the remaining survivors began fighting back. Gradually united through skirmishes in the ghettos of Vilna (now Vilnius), scattered partisans formed a commando unit which took to the forests to battle German forces through sabotage and mayhem. Dozens of survivors relate startling tales of bravery and audacity chronicling one of the earliest instances of organized Jewish resistance to the horrors of the Holocaust.