Edith's Story by Edith Van-Hessen Velmans
Courage, Love and Survival During WWII

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When Hitler invaded Holland in 1939, Edith van Hessen was a popular Dutch high school student. She was also Jewish. In the same month that Anne Frank's family went into hiding, Edith went to live with a courageous Protestant family, took a new name, and survived by posing as a gentile. Ultimately one-third of the hidden Dutch Jews were discovered and murdered; most of Edith's family perished. Velmans's memoir is based on her teenage diaries, wartime letters, and reflections as an adult survivor. In recounting wartime events and the details of her feelings as the war runs its course, Edith's Story ultimately affirms life, love, and extraordinary courage. "The most vivid evocation of the experience of Nazi Occupation that I have ever read." - The Independent (London)

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Published November 13, 2000 by Audio Partners.
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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When most people think about the plight of the Jews in Holland during World War II, their mind is naturally drawn to the dairy of Anne Frank.

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When the Germans invaded, their campaign against Jews began with restrictions against Jewish families such as Edith's, and ended with the transport to camps of even the aged or hospitalized.

Jan 21 2000 | Read Full Review of Edith's Story: Courage, Love ...