By Dick van Last Galen, Rolf Wolfswinkel
Among 1940 and 1945, 110,000 of the 140,000 Dutch Jews have been deported to the demise camps in japanese Europe. eighty% by no means again. In Anne Frank and After the authors specialise in major questions: how precisely did this occur, and the way has Dutch literature come to phrases with this appalling occasion? within the book's ultimate bankruptcy they examine the connection among heritage and the literature of the Holocaust. Does literature upload to what we all know or does it really distort ancient proof? in accordance with the paintings of best historians of the interval, the publication examines literary works from Gerard Durlacher, Anne Frank, W.F. Hermans, Harry Mulisch, Gerard Reve and lots of others."With its well-chosen quotations (many showing for the 1st time in print), offered in a transparent and illuminating historic atmosphere, Anne Frank and After is needs to analyzing for all who are looking to transcend Anne Frank for a extra rounded photo of wartime Holland and its Jews."(Holocaust and Genocide Studies—January 1998)
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So Edith CQme with Ole oldest of the two girls, Ma rgot, and AtHIe followed at the beginning of '934 . Ot to had found comfortable accommodation on the second jloor of a new hOIlSi"g estate in the south of Amsterdam, Merwedeplein 37· TIlere Anne and Margot grew up like two ordinary Dutch schoolgirls, soon speaking Dlltch jllletllly. Alllle altettded tlte VIth Amsterdam Montessori scllool itl the NieTSstraat, close toher home. ' and Margot, even nicer for Edith, who /lever learned to speak Dutch properly.
I had to go to the Jewi~h school. It was un the other side of our town. No, I did not like it, especially since we often had fights with other children, NSB-children, who provoked us. They called us 'dirty Jews'. I began to play truant a lot. (Wcsterbork cahiers 3, 1994:23, own translation) Some Jewish teachers who had been dismissed in November 1941 now found employment at the newly created Jewish schools. Historian Jacques Presser tried to keep up the spirits of the children: Children, we are all ill the sante boat.
31 II From Aryan Declaration to Yellow Star The Antechamber of Death I feel certain that further troubles will not bring any Jew back to the paths of righteousness;on the contrary, I think that upon experiencing such great anguish they will think that there isnoGod at all in the universe, because had there been a God He would not have letsllch things happen to His people. (Moshe Fiinker, November 26,1942) .. ,it was in the first instance the Jewish race which only received my prophecies with laughter when I said that (..
Anne Frank and After: Dutch Holocaust Literature in a Historical Perspective (Dutch Holocaust Literature in Historical Perspective) by Dick van Last Galen, Rolf Wolfswinkel