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By Diane L. Wolf

The picture of the Jewish baby hiding from the Nazis used to be formed via Anne Frank, whose house—the so much visited web site within the Netherlands— has turn into a shrine to the Holocaust. but whereas Anne Frank's tale remains to be mentioned and analyzed, her event as a hidden baby in wartime Holland is anomalous—as this booklet brilliantly demonstrates. Drawing on interviews with seventy Jewish women and men who, as young ones, have been put in non-Jewish households in the course of the Nazi profession of Holland, Diane L. Wolf paints a compelling portrait of Holocaust survivors whose reports have been usually diametrically against the reviews of these who suffered in focus camps.

Although the battle years have been tolerable for many of those youngsters, it used to be the tip of the warfare that marked the start of a disturbing time, prime lots of these interviewed the following to comment, "My warfare started after the war." this primary in-depth exam of hidden childrens vividly brings to lifestyles their studies sooner than, in the course of, and after hiding and analyzes the transferring identities, stories, and relations dynamics that marked their lives from youth via complicated age. Wolf additionally uncovers anti-Semitism within the guidelines and practices of the Dutch nation and the final inhabitants, which traditionally were portrayed as rather benevolent towards Jewish citizens. The poignant family members histories in Beyond Anne Frank demonstrate that we will comprehend the Holocaust extra deeply via targeting postwar lives.

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