In collaboration, Temple Beth Abraham and Rivier University welcome Judy Batalion, author of The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos. 

Judy Batalion’s book, The Light of Days, tells the story of Jewish women who risked their lives as couriers, smuggling weapons between locked ghettos, assassinating Nazis, forging documents, and rescuing Jews. Many of these women, still in their teens, were part of organized youth movements that promoted collectivism, socialism, intellectualism, and peace. When the war broke out, these movements transformed into underground militias in the ghettos.

Batalion has worked as a university lecturer, stand-up comic, MC, moderator, storyteller, actor, Yiddish street performer, and talking head for TV, radio, and podcasts. She is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, and the author of White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess In Between.

In addition to Batalion’s presentation and a question-and-answer session, a candle-lighting ceremony will be held memorializing Holocaust victims. Temple Beth Abraham’s Zimria Choir will perform with the Nashua Community Interfaith Choir at this observance.

This event is free and open to all. No registration required.

Event Details


Tuesday, April 18, 2023 7:00pm


Dion Center, Rivier University
16 Clement St
Nashua NH 03060

Hosted By:

Temple Beth Abraham, Rivier University

Contact Info:

Rivier Office of Campus Ministry (603) 897-8577