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One of the most important stories of World War II already optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture a spectacular searing history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters a group of unknown heroes whose exploits have never been chronicled in full until nowWitnesses to the brutal murder of their families and neighbors and the violent destruction of their communities a cadre of Jewish women in Poland some still in their teens helped transform The Light PDFEPUB or the Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis With courage guile and nerves of steel these “ghetto girls” paid off Gestapo guards hid revolvers in loaves of bread and jars of marmalade and hel. This book was a bit of an information dump I'm really glad that she did this research and brought these young women's stories to light but there were so many characters and events that it was hard to keep track of them It ended up feeling to me like I was reading a string of separate anecdotes They were all gripping but not as much as if I had been able to get attached to any of the characters I think others will likely use this book as source material to write something that feels like a story

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The Light of DaysPed build systems of underground bunkers They flirted with German soldiers bribed them with wine whiskey and home cooking used their Aryan looks to seduce them and shot and killed them They bombed German train lines and blew up a town’s water supply They also nursed the sick and taught childrenYet the exploits of these courageous resistance fighters have remained virtually unknownAs propulsive and thrilling as Hidden Figures In the Garden of Beasts Band of Brothers and A Train in Winter The Light of Days at last tells the true story of these incredible women whose courageous yet little known feats have been eclipsed by time Judy Batalion the granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors takes us back to and introduces us to Renia Kukielka a weapons smu. As Judy Batalion points out in her introduction and author’s notes there are many reasons that the Jewish women who helped lead the resistance within the Polish ghettos are not well known With The Light of Days Batalion works to bring some of those courageous women back into the limelight Extensive research and a strong narrative bring Renia Kukielka and her comrades vividly to life Renia used her Aryan looks bravery and intelligence to work as a courier for the resistance based in the ghettos though the Hebrew word kashariyot translated by Batalion as “connector” is a much accurate name for the work Renia smuggled papers money arms information supplies and people between ghettos the Aryan side of towns and cities and across Poland This book is inspiring heartbreaking and powerful and details a part of history that we must not forget Strongly recommended for readers of history and historical fiction alike If you only choose one book about World War II and the Holocaust this year I strongly suggest this be on your short list for consideration I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review

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The Light of Days Characters ¾ 2 È ❰EPUB❯ ✵ The Light of Days Author Judy Batalion – One of the most important stories of World War II already optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture a spectacular searing history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments o One of the most imporGgler and messenger who risked death traveling across occupied Poland on foot and by train Joining Renia are other women who served as couriers armed fighters intelligence agents and saboteurs all who put their lives in mortal danger to carry out their missions Batalion follows these women through the savage destruction of the ghettos arrest and internment in Gestapo prisons and concentration camps and for a lucky few like Renia who orchestrated her own audacious escape from a brutal Nazi jail into the late th century and beyondPowerful and inspiring featuring twenty black and white photographs The Light of Days is an unforgettable true tale of war the fight for freedom exceptional bravery female friendship and survival in the face of staggering odds . A powerful interesting and beautifully written book about the many heroic women who secretly fought against the nazi regime in spite of the odds and fear of capture These are the stories and the women who need to be celebrated even all these years later I read this book in small doses so I could savor and better understand what these women went through and what they accomplished I’m grateful to author Judy Batalion for bringing these women and their courageous stories to light I highly recommend