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



by
Judy Batalion

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCo
Imprint
HarperCollins
ISBN
9780063037694
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Genocide , Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War , Discrimination: Religious , Violence: Suicide Reference/Discussion
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As their communities across Poland were being destroyed, a group of young Jewish women, some still teenagers, began transforming Jewish youth groups into resistance cells. These “ghetto girls” built systems of underground bunkers, paid off the Gestapo, and bombed German train lines. One of the central figures was eighteen-year-old Renia Kukielka, who worked as a weapons smuggler and messenger across the war-torn country. Other women who joined the cause served as armed fighters, spies, and saboteurs, all risking their lives to help save their people.

Adapted for young readers, this is the incredible account of the 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. This book includes an eight-page insert of black-and-white photos, so that kids can see first-hand the extraordinary women who bravely fought for their freedom in the face of overwhelming odds."Who's Who." Map of Poland. Author's note on research. Glossary. Source notes. Suggestions for further reading. Photo insert.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Genocide , Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War , Discrimination: Religious , Violence: Suicide Reference/Discussion

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

304

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

940.53

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Jun 2021

Book Genres

Narrative Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography

Topics

Twentieth-century history. Jewish Holocaust. World War II (1939–1945). Poland. Resistance fighters. Jewish women in the Holocaust. Jewish history. Persecutions of Jews. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up–Batalion undertakes a huge task in describing the life and work of several unsung heroines among the resistance fighters in Hitler’s Polish ghettos, namely Warsaw, Krakow, and Bedzin. These young women, aged in their late teens or early 20s, often served as smugglers or saboteurs, but many served as couriers, especially if they could pass as non-Jews or as Polish Christians. The women were more likely to be successful because young men would have been arrested. Fourteen young women, not all of the same (but cooperating) underground movements, are featured in this text. A list of the women at the beginning of the text is most helpful. In addition to their name, it often contains pronunciation, location, and the name of the underground group with which they were affiliated. The general format describes the life of each woman, how she functioned in her given tasks, and a brief description of her post-war life; some women went to Palestine to live, while others went and chose not to stay there. The text begins with a map of Poland and closes with an epilogue, an author’s note, an acknowledgment, a glossary, source notes, and further reading. VERDICT A good selection to add depth to a WWII collection. Previous knowledge of the subject will be a necessity to fully understand this title.–Eldon Younce, Anthony P.L., KS

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 8 Up–Batalion undertakes a huge task in describing the life and work of several unsung heroines among the resistance fighters in Hitler’s Polish ghettos, namely Warsaw, Krakow, and Bedzin. These young women, aged in their late teens or early 20s, often served as smugglers or saboteurs, but many served as couriers, especially if they could pass as non-Jews or as Polish Christians. The women were more likely to be successful because young men would have been arrested. Fourteen young women, not all of the same (but cooperating) underground movements, are featured in this text. A list of the women at the beginning of the text is most helpful. In addition to their name, it often contains pronunciation, location, and the name of the underground group with which they were affiliated. The general format describes the life of each woman, how she functioned in her given tasks, and a brief description of her post-war life; some women went to Palestine to live, while others went and chose not to stay there. The text begins with a map of Poland and closes with an epilogue, an author’s note, an acknowledgment, a glossary, source notes, and further reading. VERDICT A good selection to add depth to a WWII collection. Previous knowledge of the subject will be a necessity to fully understand this title.–Eldon Younce, Anthony P.L., KS

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