Discover the lives of nine ordinary women: first female rabbi Regina Jonas; partisan photographer Faye Schulman; British intelligence officer Vera Atkins; activist writer Rachel Auerbach; educator and surrogate mother Lena Silberman; Japanese rescuer Yukiko Sugihara; Polish rescuer Irena Opdyke; and the author’s mother and aunt, survivors of the Holocaust. They all took extraordinary measures to save lives during the Holocaust, while undercover or in hiding, in ghettos and concentration camps, in forests and in exile. With compassion and admiration, author Sarah Silberstein Swartz tells the stories of these young women who stood up for themselves and others in dangerous times. Overlooked by history, they leapt from fear to action with a bravery that deserves recognition. They serve as models for overcoming obstacles, large and small, and for standing up against bigotry and hate in today’s complex and often unjust world. Their powerful stories are told from a feminist perspective and provide a new definition for what it means to be heroic.
Heroines, Rescuers, Rabbis, Spies: Unsung Women of the Holocaust
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2021
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