Newport Book Club – ‘The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos’ by Judy Batalion
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Witnesses to the brutal murder of their families and neighbors and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland—some still in their teens—helped transform the Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis. With courage, guile, and nerves of steel, these “ghetto girls” paid off Gestapo guards, hid revolvers in loaves of bread and jars of marmalade, and helped build systems of underground bunkers. They flirted with German soldiers, bribed them with wine, whiskey, and home cooking, used their Aryan looks to seduce them, and shot and killed them. They bombed German train lines and blew up a town’s water supply. They also nursed the sick and taught children.
Yet the exploits of these courageous resistance fighters have remained virtually unknown.
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Meeting Room: Newport - Presidents Room Lower Level
Age Range: adult