Signs of Life: The Letters of Hilde Verdoner-Sluizer from Nazi Transit Camp, Westerbork, 1942 to 1944by Hilde Verdoner-Sluizer, Jacob Boas (Foreword by), Yoka Verdoner (Editor), Francisca Verdoner Kan (Editor)
An intensely personal account of life in a Nazi camp in Holland from which trains carried Dutch Jews to their death in the extermination camps of Eastern Europe. These eloquent letters were written by a thirty-three-year-old housewife and mother of three young children, ages three, five, and eight. Her husband, also in hiding, urges her again and again to escape by means of his contacts with the underground. Hilde faces the terrible dilemma of staying or escaping at the price of certain reprisal to her parents, in-laws and brother. Hilde's letters reflect her initial denial of the reality of what was happening to a final understanding of her fate.
"The story of the Holocaust is the of millions of Jews life the author of these letters, ordinary people who are seldom heard from... To read Signs of Life is to experience the Holocaust at ground level".
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