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Focus On Jewish Women Resisters
Inspired by Judy Batalion’s new book, The Light of Days, which excavates the long-neglected history of the Nazi-fighting women of the Jewish resistance, we’re sharing selections from our collections highlighting the stories of Jewish women resisters.
Judy Batalion and the Untold Story of Jewish Women Resistance Fighters: The Yiddish Book Center's podcast, The Shmooze, talks with Judy Batalion about her new book
Jewish Women Resisters: Oral histories, podcasts, memoir excerpts, and more (Image: A group of female Jewish partisans. Source: USHMM)
Handpicked Sebastian Schulman
Seb is a Yiddish Book Center alum and former staffer and is currently the executive director of KlezKanada. He knows our collections well and shares a few favorite highlights here. Sign up below to receive the full selections via email.
“So Much Acceptance”: Joanne Borts at KlezKanada
Over the years, the Center's Wexler Oral History Project has recorded many interviews both at and about the immersive Yiddish culture experience of KlezKanada’s Summer Retreat. This is one of my favorites.
Ida Maze: The “Den Mother” of Yiddish Montreal
Ida Maze’s apartment on Montreal’s avenue de l'Esplanade is one of the most storied locales in contemporary Yiddish literature. This short film provides insight into the woman and the poet who fashioned this unique environment.
“Defiance and Death in Kishinev: Remembering Ruvim Levin” by Yuri Goligorsky
This article provides a glimpse into the one of the most remarkable stories of grassroots Yiddish culture in the postwar Soviet Union—the founding of the Keshenever yidisher folks-teater (Kishinev Yiddish People’s Theatre).