Participant Info

First Name
Joanne D.
Last Name
Website URL
Holocaust, Nazis, anti-Nazi Resistance, Heroines, WWII, History, Women's History, non-fiction
Additional Contact Information
cell: 650-345-5322

Personal Info

About Me

Published author, “WOMEN OF VALOR: Polish Resisters to the Third Reich.” Based on my research and 1st hand interviews with now elderly women who actively, and successfully defied the Nazis, my work provides a new narrative about women’s roles during what became known as the Holocaust. These stories dispelling stereotypes about women “going silently like sheep to the slaughter.” My public-speaking presentation topics are: “Women and the Holocaust”; “The Commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising,”  “The Recovered Mezuzahs of Poland,” and “Resistance & Remembrance.” My current book-in-progress: “WOMEN OF VALOR: German, French, and Dutch Resisters to the Third Reich.” Available to make presentations in Europe during August 2018.

Recent Publications

“WOMEN OF VALOR: Polish Resisters to the Third Reich, 2nd Edition,” July 2018

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Nazi-Occupied Europe
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe, France, Germany, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Women, World War II