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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (199 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Velmans Narrator: Miriam Margolyes Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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In 1940, while the Germans occupied Holland, fourteen-year-old Edith van Hessen was filling her diary with the intimate, carefree details of a typical teenager's life - thoughts about boys, school, her family, her friends, her future. By 1942, as Edith was contemplating her first kiss, the Germans had begun to escalate their war against the Jews. Soon this bright, fun-loving girl was grappling with one of the most unfathomable events in human history.

Edith's family - assimilated Dutch Jews - were caught in the cross fire of the Holocaust, and Edith began a bitter struggle to survive.In this extraordinary work, Edith Velmans weaves together revealing entries from her diaries with reminiscences and letters smuggled between family members during the occupation.

As Edith is hidden in plain sight by a Christian family, we witness how a young woman must deny, bargain with, and finally face the horrors of war - and how, confronting evil as a child, Edith survives to become an extraordinary woman.

Read by Miriam Margolyes.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Costner | 12/11/2013

    " I first read this book several years ago,a and was enthralled to read ths Holocaust story from this perspective of a Dutch Jewish girl, "hidden in plain sight". This book has travelled with me for many moves, a real keeper and one that is good for a re-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 12/10/2013

    " I really liked Edith's point of view. This was a good book to get the view of someone in hiding as opposed to at a camp, and how things worked on the "outside" for Jews. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 11/12/2013

    " So glad one more person kept diaries of this period in the past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shubhada Kale | 10/21/2013

    " Having read numerous accounts of Anne Frank, I was very optimistic about this book. All my speculations were proved right when I finished this book in a day. Absolutely mesmerizing and beautifully written. Must read for World War II literature readers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosemarie | 9/16/2013

    " Well written but not as powerful as the Diary of Anne Frank. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 9/13/2013

    " I always like to read books about how Jews were helped during WWII. This one takes place in Holland. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/11/2013

    " I love books about overcomers...this was just such a book. Even in the midst of her trials, she never loses hope. A great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yeny | 4/28/2013

    " Beautifully written, Edith went into hiding while her whole family was torn apart by the nazis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana Trigg | 4/21/2013

    " Wonderful account of how Edith survived the war,a young Jewish girl hidden by a Christian family. A must read, in fact I have read it twice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cori | 4/7/2013

    " Sooooooo interesting. I loved the day to day of life in WWII. Very Diary of Anne Frank but obviously a different experience. Makes me wonder what I would do in similar circumstances. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 12/14/2012

    " One of many poignent stories about the resiliance of the human spirit in a time of incomprehensible horror. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 6/26/2012

    " Heartbreaking but beautifully written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roma | 3/13/2012

    " Very well written memoires of a young Jewish girl in WO2 Holland. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tasha | 3/10/2012

    " Loved it! Fascinating story about survival and doing what needs to be done "

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