One and half million soldiers volunteered their military abilities, talent, and determination in the struggle against the Nazi enemy. Jewish soldiers were found in all forces, armies, and arenas of battle: on land and in the air, at sea and in military industries, and as part of resistance organizations and partisan fighters. Approximately 250,000 soldiers were killed in war. Tens of thousands earned decorations and medals for their acts of courage. There is no other nation that contributed such an overwhelming pecentage of soldiers.