In this highly readable and educational collection of true stories, educator, public-speaker and author Joanne D. Gilbert celebrates the heroines of World War II who not only fought the horrors of the Holocaust, but survived well into their 80s and 90s living lives of commitment to the human spirit and human rights. These extraordinary women — both Jewish and non-Jewish — risked everything to defy the Nazis and do what was right.
Influenced as a little girl by her Grandmother's vivid and poignant stories of the beloved family and friends who were so brutally murdered when the Nazis destroyed the Jewish People of Vilna, Lithuania, Joanne has always understood the importance of preserving Jewish History one family story at a time. With this mission in mind, she became a professional Personal Historian in 2007. Women of Valor has received glowing reviews and is the winner of the 2015 Gold FAPA (Florida Authors and Publishers Association) President s Award in Biography.