Liz Kazandzhy


Outstanding, Young Adult, Marcel Prins, Peter Henk Steenhuis, History, World War II, Holocaust, Netherlands, Personal Narratives, Biography, Judaism

Document Type

Book Review


As the title alludes, this book is a compilation of survival stories that are similar to Anne Frank’s. These true stories are told by the survivors themselves, all Jews from the Netherlands, who were forced into hiding during World War II when they were just children. Each recollection is unique, since backgrounds, experiences, and outcomes differed for every individual, but they are bound together by a common culture (both Dutch and Jewish), a tragic history, and themes of courage and kindness of countless people that allowed these children to survive.