Freedom Press

Partisanas

£10.00

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First English translation of Ingrid Strobl’s inspiring research into the hidden history of the women who took up arms to resist fascism and the German occupation between 1936 and 1945. First person interviews with surviving partisanas shed light on what the women did, why they did it and smashes the myth that the Jewish people did not fight back. In the ghettos, in the camps, across the cities of Europe and in the forests with the partisans – women took up arms, smuggled explosives, sabotaged railway lines and took huge personal risks to fight shoulder to shoulder with their male comrades. Many paid with their lives.