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"judy battalion" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"There is a powerful new book out that I read recently about the Holocaust in World War two is called the Light of Days. The Untold Story of Women Resistance fighters in Hitler's ghettos. The author is Judy Battalion. I had the chance to speak to her about the book earlier. There have been so many books written about heroism during the Holocaust and World War two. This is a much different book. What was your goal in trying to take us inside these stories of these brave women? Well, this is a story about Jewish women who in the ghettos in the most difficult of circumstances participated in organized resistance against the Nazis. Running soup kitchens, printing underground bulletins blowing up Nazi trains. Being gun smugglers and weapons runners and messengers and couriers across the country. And I wanted to tell the story that has And so under. Told it is such a story of resistance and heroism of young women in the most difficult circumstances, and we speak very little about the Jewish resistance in Poland at all, and certainly about women's Really, um, pivotal role in this resistance, and I really wanted to share that story. Judy and gripping detail. You take us inside specific incidents and take us back into an era 80 years ago. Extraordinary bravery. You describe their head to also be real fear. Where did the bravery come from? Well, I think many of these women were fueled by by grief. Their own families had been killed. They were also fueled by pride. Many of them came from a a culture and education based in youth movements. Where they really You know, they learned to be felt pride in their people, and they valued truth. They valued a self sufficiency and self defense, and I think that those experiences and emotions Took over from the fear. These were women fighting for out of fury and out of passion and fighting for their freedom and justice and what they believed was right. We're talking to author Judy Battalion, her book The Light of Days. The Untold Story of Women Resistance fighters in Hitler's ghettos. You spent a lot of lot of lot of time putting the research into this book. It's really apparent when you read it. What surprised you the most and all that research Oh, my goodness. Everything surprised me every day. Um, you know, I was really surprised by some of the narratives. You know, one of the stories, for instance, this woman Bella on. She's an undercover operative for the Jewish resistance. She it needs to pose as a Christian girl. She goes to get a job at the local job agency, and they give her a job working for the Gestapo and being secretary there, and she ends up fueling their documents. And bringing them to Jewish forgers and then smuggling guns and using her her connection there to even help her work in the resistance, and it would these kind of stories that Fund me every day who ever heard of a Jewish young Jewish woman working undercover for the Gestapo? Judy. Are there lessons from this group of brave women 80 years ago that are relevant to the world we live in today. Well, I think I think so. I hope so. I mean, this is again a story of you know, people who against all odds, fought for for liberty and fought for fairness and Their act. You know, they seem small. They knew that you know, a bunch of Jews with a few guns. We're not going to topple the Nazis. But that didn't matter. What mattered was that they still went out there time and time again. And fought for fought for their convictions. And I think that's important that these small acts matter they matter to them. They matter to the people around us, and they matter to us generations later. And I hope that inspires people. Today, Steven Spielberg plans to make it into a major motion picture. The book is the Light of days. The untold Story of Women Resistance fighters in Hitler's ghettos. You can find it online. You can find out wherever you buy your books. Pick it up. It's a fantastic story. Judy Battalions the author, Judy Thank you so much for spending a little time with us. Thank you so much for having me. It really is a great book. It's a very, very good book, and it's an easy read. It's called the Light of Days. Pretty good.
"judy battalion" Discussed on 51 Percent
"I'm elizabeth hill in for alison done and this is fifty one percent of the legions of stories of world war two and the holocaust that shaped our understanding of those history changing events. One of the most extraordinary has remained hidden the daring resistance efforts of jewish women in the ghettos of the nazi occupations in the new book the light of days the untold story of women resistance fighters and hitler's ghettos judy battalion shares the acts of defiance and rebellion of women who saw and acknowledged the truth of their time battalion is also the author of white walls a memoir about motherhood daughter hood and the mess in between her essays have appeared in the new york times the washington post and vogue battalion spent fourteen years researching her new book..
"judy battalion" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Brought to you by hotseat a new memoir from jeff. Immelt the former. Ceo of general electric immel explores his time at the helm of one of the world's largest companies from navigating a post nine eleven world to the two thousand eight financial crisis and more by your copy. Today why the stories of jewish women who fought the nazis remained hidden for so long by judy battalion. On yom ha shoah we light memorial candles and mourn the dead but which narratives of the holocaust do we recall why have certain stories predominated our understanding while others have seemingly vanished. Some fourteen years ago. I decided to research the life story of hannah. Senate a young hungarian jew who lived in palestine but joined the allied forces to return to europe and fight the nazis. She was the only person i'd ever heard of. Who volunteered to return. And fight hitler. But soon into my sleuthing i happened to come across a nineteen forty six anthology about dozens of young jewish women who took similar risks as i learned more about these jewish female ghetto fighters forest partisans and currier girls who dyed their hair blond took off their star of david armbands and secretly slipped in and out of ghettos smuggling information false aryan papers and pistols bullets and grenades in marmalade jars sacks of potatoes and designer handbags. I marveled equally at these stories and their obscurity. Surely these tales should have been on every holocaust reading list and instead they had been largely forgotten thus my research became double layered on the one hand. What is the story of jewish women in the resistance on the other hand. What happened to this story over a decade. I learned many reasons why the tale of jewish female resistors fell to the footnotes. By looking at these factors we can begin to understand how histories are written how they reflect the concerns of the historian and how complex they truly are the social and intellectual zeitgeist played a role in sidelining tales of the jewish resistance in the narrative of the holocaust immediately post war. Many of these stories were shared and even published the longest piece in women in the ghettos was a personal tale by rania cookie. Alka an eighteen year old who in nineteen forty three smuggled weapons cache fake. Id's and people from warsaw to the provinces. She became the central character in my book. She'd published a book length memoir in hebrew in nineteen forty five which had been popular among the jewish community in palestine. It was excerpted into yiddish in the in the ghettos then fully translated to english in nineteen forty seven with a foreword by founder of brandeis university. An american book reviewer included her memoir as an example of the excessive proliferation of holocaust stories at the time over the decades however stories like rina's dissipated among trauma fatigue and then a fascination and outfits and the death camps in the bohemian nineteen seventies reports of.
Judy Batalion on her new book The Light of Days
"Judy battalion is a writer comedian. And the granddaughter of holocaust survivors her new book and soon to be screenplay is called the light of days. It's about women resistance. Fighters in hitler's ghettos they were oftentimes hidden underground for long periods of time and could only come out at night and they craved. They crave food. They craved drink and they crave the light of day. The stories of the women. Judy writes about in the light of days had nearly been forgotten so much so that when she first discovered them she thought she had made a mistake. Judy was born in montreal but was living in london. When she was researching the world war two heroine and martyr khanna sanish buried deep in the stacks of the british library. She found an unusual book. It's an old book. It's you know in this blue fabric cover with gold lettering and the yellowing deck alleges a i opened the book and it is about two hundred pages of tiny script in yiddish. What even more unusual is i happen to speak yiddish. So i start flipping through this book. Looking for hana sanish. But she's only in the last ten pages and in front of her. There are one hundred eight hundred ninety pages of other women stories with pictures and snippets and bios of other female fighters and the chapter titles are like ammunition owed to weapons it. The fight in vilna and i should say the title of the book was flowing into ghettos women in the ghettos but this was a very different ghetto story than i had ever expected or anticipated