When Dutch forces surrendered to the Germans in May of 1940, the Nazis gained control of the Netherlands and set in action a plan to exterminate hundreds of thousands of Jews and minorities. Arguably, the most famous voice from that region is Anne Frank – the young teenage girl who wrote of her daily life in hiding until she and others were discovered in 1944. While Anne Frank is a prominent voice, there are many other stories of those who hid out for years, evading capture and awaiting freedom.
- Daphne Geismar, teacher, author, Invisible Years: A Family’s Collected Account of Separation and Survival During the Holocaust in the Netherlands
Links for more information:
- The United States Holocaust Museum
- The Jewish Foundation For The Righteous
- Anne Frank: The Netherlands: the greatest number of Jewish victims in Western Europe