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The sisters of Auschwitz : the true story of two Jewish sisters' resistance in the heart of Nazi territory  Cover Image Book Book

The sisters of Auschwitz : the true story of two Jewish sisters' resistance in the heart of Nazi territory / Roxane van Iperen ; translated from the Dutch by Joni Zwart.

Iperen, Roxane van, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 0063097621 : PAP
  • ISBN: 9780063097629 : PAP
  • ISBN: 0063097621
  • ISBN: 9780063097629
  • Physical Description: viii, 302 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translated from the Dutch.
Originally published as 't Hooge Nest in Dutch in 2018.
"First English edition published in Great Britain in 2019 by Seven Dials"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-302).
Summary, etc.:
During the Second World War two Jewish sisters -- Janny and Lien Brilleslijper -- run one of the largest hideaways in The Netherlands: The High Nest, a villa in The Gooi area. While the last remaining Jews are being hunted in The Netherlands, the lives of dozens of hideaways kept going for better or for worse, right under the noses of their National Socialist neighbours. Eventually, the nest is exposed and the Brilleslijper family put on one of the last transports to Auschwitz, along with the (Anne) Frank family. Roxane's novelistic eye combined with her rigorous research result in a hugely compelling portrayal of courage, treason and human resilience.
Subject: Brilleslijper, Janny.
Brilleslijper, Lien.
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Netherlands > Biography.
Jewish families > Netherlands > Biography.
Sisters > Netherlands > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Jewish resistance > Netherlands.
World War, 1939-1945 > Underground movements > Netherlands.
Genre: Biographies.

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  • 14 of 16 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Woodbury Public Library.


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Woodbury Public Library 940.53 (Text) 34018142678244 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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