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The sisters of Auschwitz : the true story of two Jewish sisters' resistance in the heart of Nazi territory / Roxane van Iperen ; translated from the Dutch by Joni Zwart.

Iperen, Roxane van (author.).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Union County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Cook Memorial Library - La Grande .

Current holds

2 current holds with 2 total copies.

Summary:

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 going 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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 940.531 I648 (Text) 35178001855777 New Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/09/2021 Checked out 10/01/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 0063097621
  • ISBN: 9780063097629
  • Physical Description: viii, 302 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, [2021].

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translated from the Dutch.
Originally published as 't Hooge Nest in Dutch in 2018.
"First English edition published in Great Britain in 2019 by Seven Dials"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-302).
Summary, etc.:
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 going 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.
Subject: Brilleslijper, Janny
Brilleslijper, Lien
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Netherlands > Biography.
Jewish families > Netherlands > Biography.
Sisters > Netherlands > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Jewish resistance > Netherlands.
World War, 1939-1945 > Underground movements > Netherlands
Genre: Biographies

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