One of the most important untold stories of World War II, The Light of Days is a soaring landmark history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who inspired Poland's Jewish youth groups to resist the Nazis.
Witnesses to the brutal murder of their families and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland-some still in their teens-became the nerves of a wide-ranging resistance network that fought the Nazis.
With courage, guile, and nerves of steel, these "ghetto girls" smuggled guns in loaves of bread and coded intelligence messages in their plaited hair. They helped build life-saving systems of underground bunkers and sustained thousands of Jews in safe hiding places. They bribed Gestapo guards with liquor, assassinated Nazis, and sabotaged German supply lines.
The Light of Days at last reveals the real history of these incredible women whose courageous yet little-known feats have been eclipsed by time. Judy Batalion-the granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors-follows these real-life heroines through the savage destruction of the ghettos, arrest and internment in Gestapo prisons and concentration camps, and for a lucky few, through the end of the war and into the twenty-first century.
The Light of Days is an unforgettable true tale of exceptional bravery, female friendship, and survival in the face of staggering odds.