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

By Judy Batalion

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Publisher HarperCollins Imprint HarperCollins ISBN


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

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

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.
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