The Light of Days Young Readersâ?? Edition

The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos
Author(s): Judy Batalion
Original Publish Date: Jun 23, 2020
eAudio - unabridged
Product Number: Z100160400
Released: Jun 23, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780063037724
Publisher: HarperCollins
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This young readersA?? edition tells the remarkable story, largely forgotten until now, of the young Jewish women who became resistance fighters against the Nazis during World War II. It has already been optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture. As their communities were being destroyed, groups of Jewish women and teenage girls across Poland began transforming Jewish youth groups into resistance factions. These A??ghetto girlsA? helped build systems of underground bunkers, paid off the Gestapo, and bombed German train lines. At the center of the book is eighteen-year-old Renia Kukielka, who traveled across her war-torn country as a weapons smuggler and messenger. Other women who joined the cause served as armed fighters, spies, and saboteurs, all risking their lives for their missions. Never before chronicled in full, this is the incredible account of the strong Jewish women who fought back against the seemingly unstoppable Nazi regime. It follows the women through arrests, internment, and for a lucky few, into the late 20th century and beyond.

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