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An Address in Amsterdam: A Novel

An Address in Amsterdam: A Novel

by Mary Dingee Fillmore
An Address in Amsterdam: A Novel

An Address in Amsterdam: A Novel

by Mary Dingee Fillmore


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A Kirkus Indie Book of the Month
Winner, Sarton Women's Book Award for Historical Fiction

When the Germans invade her city, Rachel Klein is a teenager falling in love. Within a year, she's delivering illegal papers and confronting Nazi soldiers. In this “compelling and touching tale” (Laurel Corona), Rachel finds her courage and faces wrenching choices.

Follow Rachel Klein as she faces double danger as a young Jewish woman and resistance worker in the Amsterdam of Anne Frank.

On May 10, 1940, the Nazi bombers blast the night and shatter Rachel Klein's sleep—along with her life as she knew it. She's eighteen, and falling in love with a Gentile in a secret relationship. As the Nazi terror escalates, her romance deepens quickly, and so does her boyfriend's involvement with student protests. Soon, he must disappear rather than face arrest. When Rachel witnesses the first roundup of 425 Jewish men in the Jonas Daniel Meijerplein, she knows that she too must act, and joins the resistance.

Despite the ever greater danger as the Nazis tighten their grip on the city, Rachel makes daily deliveries of illegal papers to addresses all over Amsterdam. She ingeniously evades the Nazis and their Dutch collaborators for months, although she has some close calls. As the roundups intensify, Rachel agonizes about whether to go into hiding. Ultimately she persuades her parents to accompany her to a dank basement, where she gets to know herself and them in a different way, and meets a new man.

A young woman can find her courage in any situation, no matter how terrible, and love is always a possibility.

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ISBN-13: 9781631521331
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mary Dingee Fillmore fell in love with Amsterdam in 2001 and has been returning there and pondering its complex history ever since. A longtime professional facilitator for nonprofits and government, she gives talks for the Vermont Humanities Council, titled “Anne Frank’s Neighbors: What Did They Do?” and writes at

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