The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos (Signed Copy)

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One of the most important stories of World War II, already optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture: a spectacular, searing history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters—a group of unknown heroes whose exploits have never been chronicled in full, until now.

Witnesses to the brutal murder of their families and neighbors and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland—some still in their teens—helped transform the Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis. With courage, guile, and nerves of steel, these “ghetto girls” paid off Gestapo guards, hid revolvers in loaves of bread and jars of marmalade, and helped build systems of underground bunkers. They flirted with German soldiers, bribed them with wine, whiskey, and home cooking, used their Aryan looks to seduce them, and shot and killed them. They bombed German train lines and blew up a town’s water supply. They also nursed the sick and taught children.

Yet the exploits of these courageous resistance fighters have remained virtually unknown.

As propulsive and thrilling as Hidden Figures, In the Garden of Beasts, Band of Brothers, and A Train in Winter, The Light of Days at last tells the true story of these incredible women whose courageous yet little-known feats have been eclipsed by time. Judy Batalion—the granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors—takes us back to 1939 and introduces us to Renia Kukielka, a weapons smuggler and messenger who risked death traveling across occupied Poland on foot and by train. Joining Renia are other women who served as couriers, armed fighters, intelligence agents, and saboteurs, all who put their lives in mortal danger to carry out their missions. Batalion follows these women through the savage destruction of the ghettos, arrest and internment in Gestapo prisons and concentration camps, and for a lucky few—like Renia, who orchestrated her own audacious escape from a brutal Nazi jail—into the late 20th century and beyond.

Powerful and inspiring, featuring twenty black-and-white photographs, The Light of Days is an unforgettable true tale of war, the fight for freedom, exceptional bravery, female friendship, and survival in the face of staggering odds.

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The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos (Signed Copy)

The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos (Signed Copy)

Refund Policy or Cancellation
 
Any order can be cancelled for a full refund within 5 business days by email or phone as long as no tracking number has been assigned to the order. Payment will be returned to the original payment method.  If a tracking number was provided, no refunds will be granted, even if it has been only 1 day since your order was placed. If you request a refund after 5 business days, you will be automatically subject to a 15% order fee, which includes a fee from the website order processing, order entry and clerical fees. 
 
Refund Policy
 
Because you are purchasing special promotional books from this website, they are created for your order.  As a result, refunds will not be provided on any orders that have shipped. 
 
 
Shipping and Handling
 
Media Mail is a cost-effective way to send non time sensitive media materials through the U.S. Postal Service. While the USPS estimates that Media Mail will arrive in 2 to 10 days we have seen some packages take much longer (the USPS says that this method can, at times, take up to two months to deliver). Media Mail items are not insured and are subject to postal inspection. The USPS retains the right to open and inspect your package to check for abuse of the system such as including an item not on their approved items list. Unfortunately, when a package is inspected, it is often poorly re-packaged before delivery to the customer. Clients who choose Media Mail as a low cost option will not be provided with a replacement book if their copy arrives damaged as this method is not insurable. 
 
Priority Mail and UPS Ground while more expensive options, these methods deliver within 2 - 6 business days.  If your order is time sensitive and you want to ensure your book arrives without damages, we recommend upgrading your shipping speed to either Priority Mail or UPS Ground. Both of these methods offer package delivery insurance and we will replace your copy if it was damaged in transit.  That being said, if you have participated in a limited time signed copy promotion there are very limited copies available of extra signed copies.  These replacements will be provided to customers on a first come first served basis and we may not be able to replace copies for all customers if there are multiple claims for damages in transit. 

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