Women of Valor: Partisans and Resistance Fighters

Author: Dr. Yaffa Eliach

Dr. Yaffa Eliach, Professor of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College, is a pioneer scholar in Holocaust Studies and the creator of the acclaimed "Tower of Life" at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. She was the founder of the first Center for Holocaust Studies in the United States and served as its volunteer director until 1991. She received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in Russian Intellectual History.

She is also a poet and playwright. Her publications include: "We were Children Just Like You"; "The Liberators"; "Eyewitness Accounts of the Liberation of the Concentration Camps (co-editor); "Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust"; just to mention a few. Dr. Eliach is a contributing scholar to the Encyclopedia Judaica and to the Women's Studies Encyclopedia.

Her latest book, published in 1998, by Little, Brown & Company, called "There Once Was A World" is a monumental work about 900 years of history of the people and their lives in the European shtetl Eishyshok.

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