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Things We Couldn't Say Things We Couldn't Say

by Schaap, James C.

The true story of Berendina (Diet) Eman, a young Dutch woman who, with her fiance, Hein Sietsma, risked everything to rescue Jews imperiled by Nazi persecution in occupied Holland during World War II. The couple aided the Resistance, and their courageous effort ultimately saved the lives of hundreds of Jews. The first-person narrative vividly captures the gripping events of her brave saga - from her initial engagement with Hein Sietsma in the Resistance operation, to her arrest and imprisonment at the Vught concentration camp, to the final grim toll of the war that devastated all of Europe. Included are diary entries that Diet and Hein logged during that era as well as excerpts from personal letters that passed between the two young lovers, that offer insight in their thoughts and emotions throughout the years. Here is a rare WWII story that has all the emotional impact of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ as well as all the drama of Corrie Ten Boom’s ‘The Hiding Place.’ Interviewer and co-author James Schaap taught English at Dordt University College, Sioux Center, Iowa.

Hardcover, 400 pages, Illustrated Dutch WWII resistance history.

USD 19.95 / CAD 24.95

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