Jewish Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos
Judy Batalion’s new book launch at Oakville Performing Arts Centre
April 11, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm AprilAmerica/Toronto
Ellin interviews Canadian author Judy Batalion about her new book “The Light of Days”, (Harper Collins) during a Zoom book launch at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Batalion’s book, coming out during the 77th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943, tells the stories of these unknown young Polish Jewish women resistance fighters in Hitler’s ghettoes.
In 2007, while researching at a British library, Batalion accidentally discovered an old book in Yiddish about young girls and women who acted as smugglers, couriers, spies and saboteurs for the Resistance during the Second World War. Batalion’s parents and grandparents survived the Holocaust. Now she rescues from obscurity the important contribution of these women fighters. You will “meet” the central character, 18-year old Renia Kukielka, and others. Some survived the war, but others were captured, tortured and killed.
Sponsored by Different Drummer Books, of Burlington, and Harper Collins Canada, and the Oakville Public Library.
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