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Published: 29 April 2010

224 Pages


ISBN: 9780199739059

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Hidden Children of the Holocaust

Belgian Nuns and their Daring Rescue of Young Jews from the Nazis

Suzanne Vromen

  • The book is up to now the only one in English addressing at the same time the convent experiences of hidden children and their rescuers, both nuns and members of the Resistance, in Belgium
  • Much has been written in French about the difficulties of returning children to their Jewish identity after the war. While the subject has not been ignored in English writings, the way Vromen details the Catholic arguments, the position of the Belgian state and the stance of the Jewish community (in the chapter on Memory and Commemoration) is an important contribution to the debate

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