Not Only Fighting
Professor Richard Gair explains about the other forms of resistance that the Jews took to react against the Nazis in their imprisonment.
Also, survivor Estelle Laughlin recounts "...In this hell, people found heroic ways to fight back. Immediately the Jewish community instituted a far-reaching Self-Aid Center. Every apartment building established a kitchen to feed their starving neighbors. Every child in over the age of ten took part in helping the needy. To own a book was an act of defiance punishable with death. And many defied. My father had a hidden stash of his favorite books by Yiddish authors and he read to us every night behind blacked out windows. Guns hovering over our heads did not stop us from publicly celebrating holidays. We even had secret theaters. Imagine, theaters when there was no bread. Schools were strictly forbidden. Yet, all over the ghetto parents hired tutors for their children, often trading their meager ration of bread to pay."