hidden like anne frank

Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 True Stories of Survival   by Marcel Prins, Peter Henk Steenhuis, translated by Laura Watkinson

Now in paperback, fourteen unforgettable true stories of children hidden away during World War II to escape the Holocaust.

We all read the compelling story of Anne Frank and want to know more: How many others were hidden away during World War II? How and where? Were they separated from their families? Did they ever find each other again? And what was it really like to live in hiding, in constant fear of discovery?

Hidden Like Anne Frank tells the stories of fourteen young people who were hidden throughout the Netherlands during the war. Some were only three or four years old when they went into hiding; some were teenagers. But they all have amazing stories to tell, stories of the brave people who kept them safe; of the pain of separation from their families, their homes, even their own names; of the coincidences that made all the difference. These riveting first-person accounts add a new layer to our understanding of the Holocaust. They help create a wider portrait of what it meant to be Jewish in Europe during World War II. And they leave us with an unforgettable sense of what it took to survive.

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Hidden Like Anne Frank by Marcel Prins & Peter Henk Steenhuis

They hid… and they survived.

Jaap Sitters was only eight years old when his mother cut the yellow stars off his clothes and sent him, alone, on a fifteen-mile walk to hide with relatives. It was a terrifying night, one he would never forget. Before the end of the war, Jaap would hide with his family and without them, in secret rooms and behind walls. He would suffer from hunger, sickness, and the looming threat of Nazi raids. But he would live.

This is just one of the incredible stories told in HIDDEN LIKE ANNE FRANK, a collection of eye-opening first-person accounts that share what it was really like to go into hiding during World War II. Each story is different: some children were only three or four years old when they were hidden; some were teenagers. Some hid with neighbors or relatives, while many were with complete strangers. But all know the pain of losing their homes, their families, even their own names. They describe the secret network of brave people who kept them safe. And they share the coincidences and close escapes that made all the difference.

The stories in this book are unforgettable, and often heartbreaking. But they remind us of the strength, the kindness of others, and the courage that it took to survive.

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