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Author Van Es, Bart, author.

Title The cut out girl / Bart van Es.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Press, 2018.


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 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  940.53 Van    ---  Available
Description 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Summary "The extraordinary true story of a young Jewish girl in Holland under Nazi occupation who finds refuge in the homes of an underground network of foster families, one of them the author's grandparents Bart van Es left Holland for England many years ago, but one story from his Dutch childhood never left him. It was a mystery of sorts: a young Jewish girl named Lientje had been taken in during the war by relatives and hidden from the Nazis, handed over by her parents, who understood the danger they were in all too well. The girl had been raised by her foster family as one of their own, but then, well after the war, there was a falling out, and they were no longer in touch. What was the girl's side of the story, Bart wondered? What really happened during the war, and after? So began an investigation that would consume Bart van Es's life, and change it. After some sleuthing, he learned that Lientje was now in her 80s and living in Amsterdam. Somewhat reluctantly, she agreed to meet him, and eventually they struck up a remarkable friendship, even a partnership. The Cut Out Girl braids together a powerful recreation of that intensely harrowing childhood story of Lientje's with the present-day account of Bart's efforts to piece that story together, including bringing some old ghosts back into the light"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject De Jong, Hesseline -- Childhood and youth.
Jewish children in the Holocaust -- Netherlands -- Biography.
Jews -- Netherlands -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Netherlands -- Biography.
Van Es, Bart.
HISTORY / Jewish.
HISTORY / Holocaust.
Other Form: Online version: Van Es, Bart. Cut out girl New York, New York : Penguin Press, [2018] 9780735222250 (DLC) 2018007268
ISBN 9780735222243

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