Witnesses to the destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland helped transform youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis. With 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. The granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors, Judy Batalion tells the incredible stories of women who risked their lives daily as they engaged in sabotage, smuggling, and even targeted killings, even as they also nursed the sick, taught children, and hid families.
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