For those caught in the Nazi web, physical resistance was next to impossible. Coping with the harsh reality therefore often took the form of spiritual resistance. Many artifacts reflect their owners’ will to preserve a semblance of humanity in the face of the Nazi attempt to break their spirit. In spite of the dangers, however, there were those who managed to join the ranks of the partisans and other organizations of armed resistance. Jews in the free world joined the armies of the Allied Forces fighting Nazi Germany, out of a sentiment of shared destiny with their brethren.