The Light of Days — Women of the Resistance
Presented on Jul 20, 2021
Judy Batalion and Rabbi Zuckerman
While doing research on strong Jewish women at the British Library, Judy Batalion came across an old, dusty Yiddish book. Freuen in di Ghettos (Women in the Ghettos) was a thriller about “ghetto girls” who hid revolvers in teddy bears, bribed Nazis with whiskey and pastries, and blew up German supply trains. It would become the inspiration for The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos. PAS heard the stories and extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became WWII resistance fighters.
Judy Batalion is the author of two books, White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess in Between and The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos. Her writing has been featured in many publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vogue, and the Forward.
This event was in partnership with the Women’s Network.