The Light of Days

The Light of Days

The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos

Book - 2020
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"One of the most important untold stories of World War II. The light of days is a soaring landmark history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who helped weaponize Poland's Jewish youth groups to resist the Nazis. Witnesses to the brutal murder of their families and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland--some still in their teens--became the nerves of a wide-ranging resistance network that fought the Nazis"--Jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2020.
ISBN: 9780062874214
Characteristics: xii, 558 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, map, portraits ;,24 cm.


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Apr 06, 2021

Judy Batalion brings detailed research to her compelling story about the “ghetto girls” who are mostly forgotten eastern European women who were part of the resistance to the Nazis. These women were so successful that one was even hired as a secretary to the Gestapo. They were adept at disguises and traveled from Polish towns and ghettos acting as news broadcasters to the citizens. Instead of spreading hopelessness, the spread hope and determination. Not only were they smuggling information the smuggled in food and medical supplies. It took a lot of research reading memoirs and diaries including some hidden beneath floorboards and written on toilet paper.

JCLBetM Mar 22, 2021

The people and their experiences are certainly worth reading about, but I was disappointed in how this was written and laid out. It felt a bit random and piecemeal, so it was hard to get into and stay in the stories. Hopefully another author will use this book as research fodder for more books about these remarkable women.

debwalker Apr 02, 2020

What they did to resist the darkness...

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