Davi Walders

Davi Walders of Chevy Chase, MD, is a writer and educator whose poetry and prose have appeared in more than 200 publications. She received Greater Washington Hadassah's Myrtle Wreath Award for developing the Vital Signs Writing Project at NIH and its Children's Inn, and grants from the Maryland Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Puffin Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, Ragdale Foundation, and elsewhere. Her poetry has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and read by Garrison Keillor on Writer’s Almanac.

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"Walders has written an important book.... This is history that is exciting and inspiring." —Marge Piercy

"...a unique and extraordinary collection of poems and narratives. I cannot imagine teaching Holocaust literature without these invaluable texts..." —Marc Lee Raphael

"...Walders, too, has done something necessary and important in giving voice to this silent part of our history." —Marcia Falk

The poems and narratives in Women Against Tyranny make significant contributions to the fields of poetry, Holocaust literature, women’s studies, and World War II history. Each piece is a tribute to the courage and compassion of women such as Emilie Schindler, Magda Trocme, Liselotte Pilku, and many others--Jewish, Christian, and Muslim who resisted. Within these pages, poetry becomes its own kind of resistance documenting women’s bravery in the face of great danger. This collection spotlights tales that must be known.

The Practice of Dr. Adelaide Hautval (excerpt)

Try to imagine her

a Gentile among Jews
a doctor among the sick
a prisoner rounded up

in France trying to get home
for her mother's funeral,
an accidental arrest

plunging her into the cold
eye of evil, protesting
every step of the way... (read more)

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