Hidden Children of the Holocaust: Belgian Nuns and Their Daring Rescue of Young Jews from the Nazis

Hidden Children of the Holocaust: Belgian Nuns and Their Daring Rescue of Young Jews from the Nazis

by Suzanne Vromen
     
 

ISBN-10: 019518128X

ISBN-13: 9780195181289

Pub. Date: 05/09/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

"In the summer of 1942 in Belgium, when Nazis began the brutal roundup of Jewish families, parents searched desperately for safe haven for their children. As Suzanne Vromen reveals in Hidden Children of the Holocaust, these children found sanctuary with other families and schools - but especially in Roman Catholic convents and orphanages." Vromen has interviewed not…  See more details below

Overview

"In the summer of 1942 in Belgium, when Nazis began the brutal roundup of Jewish families, parents searched desperately for safe haven for their children. As Suzanne Vromen reveals in Hidden Children of the Holocaust, these children found sanctuary with other families and schools - but especially in Roman Catholic convents and orphanages." Vromen has interviewed not only those who were hidden as children, but also the Christian women who rescued them, and the nuns who gave the children shelter, all of whose voices are heard in this powerfully moving book. Indeed, here are numerous firsthand memoirs of life in a wartime convent - the secrecy, the humor, the admiration, the anger, the deprivation, the cruelty, and the kindness - all with the backdrop of the terror of the Nazi occupation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195181289
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/09/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,125,311
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Children 9

Ch. 2 The Nuns 47

Ch. 3 The Escorts and the Resistance 81

Ch. 4 Memory and Commemoration 119

App Nuns Honored as Righteous Among Nations 149

Notes 153

References 163

Photo gallery follows page 92

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