Book 9 – Liberation

Liberation, the ninth and last book in the series contains memories of the final months of the war and the liberation of the country. The Dutch are starving. As battles rage around them they desperately await relief from famine and […]

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Book 8 – The Hunger Winter

Book 8, The Hunger Winter, contains memories of the devastating winter of 1944-45 when a famine, intentionally brought about by the Nazi occupation forces, ravaged the Netherlands. More than 200,000 people suffered from severe malnutrition and an estimated 20,000 people […]

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Book 7 – Caught in the Crossfire

Book 7, Caught in the crossfire, covers the experiences of civilians living in the area where Allied paratroopers landed during Operation Market Garden. The towns and villages in which they live have become the battlefield. They are bombed, shelled and […]

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Book 6 – War in the Indies

‘War in the Indies’, covers the occupation of the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) by the Japanese and the wholesale incarceration of civilians of European and partial European descent in concentration camps, where a cruel regime caused immense suffering and a high mortality rate.

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Book 5 – Tell your children about us

Book 5, Tell your children about us, covers the years of 1943 and 1944, when the struggle to simply survive had become raw and harsh. Food, fuel and clothing were in very short supply and Nazi oppression endangered every citizen’s […]

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Book 4 – Resisting Nazi Occupation

How ordinary citizens risk their freedom and ultimately their lives opposing the brutal regime of the occupying forces. Even in the most mundane activities, like heating the house, or listening to the radio, the choice all Dutch citizens faced was stark: collaborate or resist.

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Book 3 – Witnessing the Holocaust

In Book 3, Witnessing the Holocaust, sixteen writers tell us how Dutch Jews were dragged from their homes to be murdered in Nazi death camps. We read first-hand accounts of friends disappearing, of betrayal and its dreadful consequences and of […]

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Book 2 – Under Nazi Rule

Book 2, Under Nazi Rule, is about the hardships and fears of living through war and occupation. We read about the terror that was inherent in the occupation, but in this book we are predominantly confronted with the struggle for […]

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Book 1 – Invasion

Book 1, Invasion, covers the five days in May 1940 when an unsuspecting Dutch nation was brutally overrun by invading Nazi troops. We read first hand accounts of invading troops marching into towns and villages, of the loss of civilian lives in raging […]

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