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The Sisters of Auschwitz: The true story of two Jewish sisters' resistance in the heart of Nazi territory

The Sisters of Auschwitz: The true story of two Jewish sisters' resistance in the heart of Nazi territory (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Iperen, Roxane van

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During the Second World War two Jewish sisters - Janny and Lien Brilleslijper - run one of the largest hideaways in The Netherlands: The High Nest, a villa in The Gooi area. While the last remaining Jews are being hunted in The Netherlands, the lives of dozens of hideaways kept g...oing for better or for worse, right under the noses of their National Socialist neighbours. Eventually, the nest is exposed and the Brilleslijper family put on one of the last transports to Auschwitz, along with the (Anne) Frank family. Roxane's novelistic eye combined with her rigorous research result in a hugely compelling portrayal of courage, treason and human resilience. THE HIGH NEST is a truly unforgettable book. After Roxane and her family moved into The High Nest in 2012 she spent six years writing and piecing together its story. Fundamental elements of Roxane's research into The High Nest are the personal, unpublished memoirs Janny Brilleslijper wrote for their close friends and family members. Roxane gained access to historic interviews with Janny, Lien, Eberhard and others, as well as many personal conversations with Janny and Lien's children. The book will contain many photographs from the Brilleslijper family archive.
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ISBN 9781841883748
Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
Publisher Orion Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series The Legacy Trilogy
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ISBN-13 9781841883748
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Orion Spring
Released 12 Nov 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Iperen, Roxane van
Series The Legacy Trilogy
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
European History
The Holocaust
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 940.5318320922
Weight 402g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Holocaust survivors - Netherlands, World War, 1939-1945 - Jewish resistance - Netherlands, World War, 1939-1945 - Women - Netherlands
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade