Kristina Gaddy

Kristina Gaddy is the author of "Flowers in the Gutter: The True Story of the Edelweiss Pirates, Teenagers Who Resisted the Nazis." She writes about history, culture, and health, and her work has appeared in the Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, The Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, Bitch magazine and Ozy, among others.

Stories By Kristina Gaddy

These Forgotten Essays Reveal the Secrets and Dreams of Jewish Teens As Hitler Drew Near

A 1930s writing contest celebrates the inspiring endurance of the teenage spirit — in the form of heart-bursting crushes, angsty soul-searching and secret sexcapades.

How an Army of Suffragettes Helped Save America From Starvation

While legions of men toiled in WWI, 15,000 women set out to solve the food crisis. But that wasn't their only goal.