Women Against Tyran­ny: Poems of Resis­tance Dur­ing the Holocaust

Davi Walders
  • Review
By – November 1, 2011
A paean to the many women who fig­ured in the Resis­tance: their spir­it, their courage, what they might have thought, con­sid­ered, sac­ri­ficed, and accom­plished, told in lyri­cal free verse that seems to impel the read­er to share the lines with an audi­ence, a sin­gle lis­ten­er, or a class­room. Even though the author’s words pop­u­late each poem, I hear the voic­es of the women she chan­nels and whom I, too, have met through their writ­ings and the writ­ings of oth­ers. Now I feel as if they are speak­ing to me.
Mar­cia W. Pos­ner, Ph.D., of the Holo­caust Memo­r­i­al and Tol­er­ance Cen­ter of Nas­sau Coun­ty, is the library and pro­gram direc­tor. An author and play­wright her­self, she loves review­ing for JBW and read­ing all the oth­er reviews and arti­cles in this mar­velous periodical.

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