The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women’s Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos
Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)
During the Holocaust, Polish-Jewish “ghetto girls” paid off Gestapo guards, hid revolvers in teddy bears, flirted with Nazis, and shot them. They distributed underground bulletins, flung Molotov cocktails, bombed German supply trains, organized soup kitchens, and were bearers of the truth about what was happening to the Jews.
While conducting research on Hannah Senesh, Judy Batalion unexpectedly stumbled upon the 1946 Yiddish book, “Freuen in di Ghettos” (“Women in the Ghettos”), filled with accounts about young Jewish women who defied the Nazis.
Join Dr. Batalion as she shares several of these women’s stories, describe her years of research into the history of Polish-Jewish resistance, and discuss why so many of these tales remained hidden for so long.
This event is at 7 PM Israel Time.
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