The Light of Days

On April 21st, the American Friends of the Hebrew University hosted a conversation between author Judy Batalion and Hebrew University alumna and freelance journalist Diane Hess. Judy discussed her newest book The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos. This book, both on the New York Times and International Best Seller’s Lists has also been optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture.

Through an intimate conversation, Judy shared her experience in writing the book, weaving together individual stories to create a seamless narrative. She covered a variety of topics including why women were so important and impactful to the resistance efforts, why she believes we haven’t heard these true stories before, and why Polish youth movements played a role in influencing the resistance.