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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. During the years that Diet and Hein aided the Resistance, 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 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. Diary entries that Diet and Hein logged during the war as well as excerpts from personal letters that passed between the two young lovers detail their thoughts and emotions throughout the years. Here is a story that has all the emotional impact of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ and all the drama of Corrie Ten Boom’s ‘The Hiding Place.’ Author James Schaap is a professor of English at Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa.

Hardcover, 400 pages, Illustrated.

USD 22.95 / CAD 29.95

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