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Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos: A Conversation with Bestselling Author Judy Batalion
Please join us for a special online event on July 15th at 1 PM EDT/7 PM CET with Dr. Judy Batalion, author of New York Times bestselling book, The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos (William Morrow, 2021). Batalion will join us for an interview with JASS director Jonathan Schorsch about her latest work which documents the daring resistance efforts of Jewish women in the ghettos of the Nazi occupation and shares the acts of defiance and rebellion of these women who saw and acknowledged the truth of their time, worked together, and risked their lives in the fight for justice and liberty. Batalion first learned of the “ghetto girls” and their achievements when she stumbled upon a Yiddish-language memoir in the British Library more than a decade ago. Delving deeply into myriad Jewish archives and making numerous research trips to Poland and Israel, she painstakingly uncovered their stories through long-overlooked memoirs as well as other surviving documents and personal interviews with their families. THE LIGHT OF DAYS is a meticulously researched and grippingly told David-and-Goliath history that sheds light on the invaluable role these unsung heroines played in fighting against and surviving Hitler’s Final Solution.
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