Inspiring piece of writing uncovering much of the unacknowledged history of the militant roles taken by women in times of war and simultaneously blowing apart the still pervasive myth that Jewish people did not fight back against the Fascist forces. The parts that women played in the struggle against the Nazis are a largely unsung struggle and Strobl shines a light on the amazing stories of women all across Europe who were a vital part of the Resistance efforts. Strobl also asks what happened next? How did women cope with a return to normal life and its limited options?
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(220mm x 152mm x 23mm)
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Author Biography - Ingrid Strobl
Ingrid Strobl was born in 1952 in Austria. There she studied German language, art and art history. Today, she lives as a freelance researcher and author, and for the last twenty years has been lecturing, publishing books, and making documentary films on the topic of Jewish resistance/the resistance of Jewish women against the German occupation and "Final solution." Martha Ackelsberg is a Professor of Government and a member of the Women's Studies Program Committee at Smith College, where she teaches courses in political theory, urban politics, political activism, and feminist theory. She has contributed to a variety of anthologies on women's political activism in the United States.