In Judy Batalion’s book, The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos she provides in-depth details into Jewish women resisters in Poland in WW 2.
As mentioned in the article by Renee Chert-Zand it wasn’t an anomaly for women to smuggle, courier, sabotage and kill the Nazis. Hundreds of fierce women in underground guerrilla groups took leading roles in all dangerous tasks as they could more easily move about unnoticed. Their roles as clandestine warriors were invisible to the enemy. Although these women worked within the traditional power gradient of the era they also banded together as I discuss in Invisible Women Episode 5 as a Sisterhood in which they allied with one other and worked parallel to the men having their own set of values and brave strategic actions.
Thousands of Poles fought the tyranny of the Nazis who took 1.4 million Poles into forced labour and concentration camps. By the end of the war, 20% of the Polish population had been murdered under Nazi and Russian occupations. Hear about a young Polish woman’s story of bravery and fortitude as a courier and in forced labour in the upcoming Invisible Women Episode 6 on April 11th, 2021.