"If there's one thing Sara Ginaite-Rubinson, 85. is adamant about, it's that she is not a hero. As a Holocaust survivor and part of an anti-Nazi resistant group, she's often classified as a hero. "I don't think a survivor is a hero. A hero is a person who tried and didn't survive. To survive was accidental; it was pure luck. This is the reality of the Holocaust," she recalls".
Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier (1912-1996) was a member of the resistance until 1942 when she was arrested, and sent first to Birkenau on 24 Jan 1943, then Ravensbruck. Marie-Claude remained at Ravensbruck even after the war, caring for the sick until the last POW left. Her powerful testimony at Nuremberg was devastating to the defence. Afterward, she slowly walked past the Nazis, looked each one in the eye, effectively unnerving them. Most bowed their heads; others, unrepentant, did not.
Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue (Women of Action): Kathryn J. Atwood: A good book for an overview of resistance activities in many European countries. Each story is short but has reference works listed at the end of each story.
Night Witches: The Amazing Story Of Russia's Women Pilots in World War II -- Hardcover (272 pages), paperback -- Despite the occasional misinformation and the journalistic embellishment in novelizing these true historical events, this is still a terrific book which gives recognition to the courage and sacrifices of female Soviet pilots in the "Great Patriotic War." #WWII #History
This was another great resource as I studied the women who were war #correspondents in #WWII. Their stories were amazing and I tried to capture a touch of their heroism in Rachel Justice. #Shadowed by Grace