WOMAN OF VALOR, Marty Brounstein's final Holocaust title, is now available in audiobook format
Garden City Park, NY: With the Jewish new year of Rosh Hashanah set to appear in a few weeks (Sept. 25-27), Square One is pleased to announce that the late Marty Brounstein's final Holocaust title Woman of Valor ($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0503-9) has now been made available in audiobook format as narrated by Erin Coley.
Woman of Valor is the remarkable and true story of Eta Chait, a young Jewish woman who lived with her parents and siblings in Lukow, Poland. In 1939, the country was invaded by Nazi Germany marking the start of World War Two. Under the Nazis’ brutal occupation, the Jews of Poland were rounded up, and segregated into ghettos. At first, they were able to work outside of these areas; within a short time, however, their movements were severely restricted and their food supplies limited. As Eta and her family found themselves crowded into one of these ghettos, they watched as their Jewish neighbors were pulled out of their homes, imprisoned, or summarily executed in the streets. Facing this oncoming brutality, Eta joined a resistance group within the ghetto to escape. After fleeing, she returned to help free the rest of her family with unexpected consequences. From there, Eta and her remaining family made their way into the Polish woods for safety.
From that moment, Eta’s mission was clear—she would do everything she could to defeat the Nazis and save as many Jews as possible. To change from daughter into the role of a young soldier is no easy transition; however, this heroic evolution is at the heart of Eta Chait’s story. Woman of Valor follows her journey, from the horrors of the ghetto into the hardships of survival in the Polish forest under the most extreme conditions. And then through her eyes as a fighter, we witness the struggles and fears of those who were trapped by the Holocaust. This is the moving story of a young woman who refused to give up—who chose to put her own life on the line in order to save the lives of others from certain death. Amidst the many tragic stories of the Holocaust, Eta’s tale serves to remind us of the good in people.
The book has been applauded by Publishers Weekly (“Eye-opening . . . this admiring biography spotlights a little-known story of resistance in the face of nearly insurmountable odds”) and celebrated by noted reviewer Grady Harp as being "More than a history of a significant Jewish woman, this book is an excellent reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust—and the strength of the Jewish people.”
Marty Brounstein’s widow, Leah Baars—whose own survival of the Holocaust as a baby connects with Brounstein’s previous book The Righteous Few (also available in audiobook format)—is now at the helm, along with her children, of the "Inspiring Courage Legacy Fund" that Marty worked hard to set up prior to his passing. To learn more about the Legacy Fund, you can either CLICK HERE or copy/paste the URL below into your web browser:
To hear a sample from the just-released Woman of Valor in audio, please CLICK HERE. And if you would like to hear a sample from The Righteous Few in audio (narrated by Brounstein himself prior to his passing in 2020), then we invite you to CLICK HERE. Both of Marty Brounstein's books had the distinction of being reviewed last year in the longstanding Jewish publication Hadassah, which you can see if you CLICK HERE.
We at Square One remain proud of our affiliation with Marty Brounstein and all that he and his books have done, and continue to do, to keep this particular moment in history always remembered.