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Virtual Book Fest: Judy Batalion

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Virtual Book Fest: Judy Batalion

Book Fest in Your Living Room: Author Judy Batalion
Virtual Author Talk + Q&A
The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos

A spectacular, searing history that brings to light the extraordinary — and previously unknown — accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters during WWII.

Free Talk only ($5-10 suggested donation)
$36 Book + Talk (includes shipping)*
Zoom link emailed one (1) hour prior to start time. (Need help? Didn’t get the link? Contact BoxOffice@sjcc.org.)

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About the Book
Of the legions of wartime and Holocaust stories that shape our understanding of those history-changing events, one of the most extraordinary has remained hidden until now: the daring resistance efforts of Jewish women in the ghettos of the Nazi occupation. In The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos, Judy Batalion shares the acts of defiance and rebellion of women who saw and acknowledged the truth of their time, worked together, and risked their lives in the fight for justice and liberty. The Light of Days is a meticulously researched and grippingly told David-and-Goliath history that sheds light on the invaluable role these unsung heroines played in fighting against and surviving Hitler’s Final Solution.

About the Author
Batalion is the author of White Walls: A Mem­oir About Moth­er­hoodDaugh­ter­hood and The Mess in Between. She has writ­ten for The New York TimesVogueThe Wash­ing­ton Post, and many oth­er pub­li­ca­tions. Pri­or to her writ­ing career, she was an aca­d­e­m­ic and holds a Ph.D. in history, and is flu­ent in both Yid­dish and Hebrew. Born and raised in Mon­tréal, she now lives in New York with her hus­band and children. 

About the Moderator
Dr. Catherine M. Lewis
 is Assistant Vice President of Museums, Archives & Rare Books, Executive Director of the Museum of History and Holocaust Education, and Executive Director of Museums, Archives & Rare Books at Kennesaw State University. She is the author, co-author, or co-editor of fifteen books. 

Presented in partnership with National JCC Literary Consortium
Book Sales Partner: Island Books
*Book purchase includes shipping and will be mailed after the event.


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Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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