By Dick van Last Galen, Rolf Wolfswinkel
Among 1940 and 1945, 110,000 of the 140,000 Dutch Jews have been deported to the dying camps in jap Europe. eighty% by no means again. In Anne Frank and After the authors specialize in major questions: how precisely did this ensue, and the way has Dutch literature come to phrases with this appalling occasion? within the book's ultimate bankruptcy they study the connection among background and the literature of the Holocaust. Does literature upload to what we all know or does it really distort historic facts? in line with the paintings of top historians of the interval, the publication examines literary works from Gerard Durlacher, Anne Frank, W.F. Hermans, Harry Mulisch, Gerard Reve and plenty of others."With its well-chosen quotations (many showing for the 1st time in print), awarded in a transparent and illuminating ancient environment, Anne Frank and After is needs to studying for all who are looking to transcend Anne Frank for a extra rounded photo of wartime Holland and its Jews."(Holocaust and Genocide Studies—January 1998)
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Extra info for Anne Frank and After: Dutch Holocaust Literature in a Historical Perspective (Dutch Holocaust Literature in Historical Perspective)
My mother came in. "That's my little boy," she said. " "Hurry, hurry," the man yelled. My mother came over and patted me on the head. I kept my eyes shut. "Wake up, angel, we have to take a trip. Remember? We told you we might have to goaway again. And now it's happened. Bea good boy. " "Hurry, hurry," the man yelled. (Oberski, 198):27) As stated before, from September 1942, Jews were collected every night from their houses.
Jews were excluded from non-Jewish hairdressers and pedicurists, and they were denied the use of pubiic telephones - private Jewish subscribers had their telephones disconnected. Still it was not enough. Esther van Vriesland, a 15-year-old girl from Gorcum, wrote in her diary on 14 June 1942: We were still in bed yesterday, when mother came with the newspaper. There were all sorts of new regulations: no more canoeing, rowing, swimming and fishing. In one word: awful. How to spend the holiday now?
First there was a discussion about whether they would look nice or not, then about the colour cotton they should use, the colour of the star or the colour of the garment. She continues: We fetched our coats from the hallstand and got down to sewing stars on them. My sister Betty did it very carefully, with small, invisible stitches. "You must hem them," she said, when she saw how I was fixing the star on my coat with big, untidy ~titches. " "I think they're such awkward things to sew on," r complained.
Anne Frank and After: Dutch Holocaust Literature in a Historical Perspective (Dutch Holocaust Literature in Historical Perspective) by Dick van Last Galen, Rolf Wolfswinkel