The Light of Days Young Readers’ Edition by Judy Batalion audiobook

The Light of Days Young Readers’ Edition: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos

By Judy Batalion

HarperCollins

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 04/06/2021

    ISBN: 9781094167664

  • Available on 04/06/2021

    ISBN: 9781094167657

  • Available on 04/06/2021

    ISBN: 9781094167671

Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

This young readers’ 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 “ghetto girls” 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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Author Bio: Judy Batalion

Author Bio: Judy Batalion

Judy Batalion is the author of White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood and the Mess in Between, which has been optioned by Warner Bros. She has written for the New York Times, Vogue, the Washington Post, and many other publications. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from Harvard University and a PhD in the History of Art from Courtauld Institute, University of London. Prior to her writing career, she was an academic and is fluent in both Yiddish and Hebrew. Born and raised in Montreal, she now lives in New York with her husband and children.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Audience: Adult
Language: English