By Marcel Prins, Peter Henk Steenhuis

Jaap Sitters used to be in simple terms 8 years previous while his mom lower the yellow stars off his outfits and despatched him, on my own, on a fifteen-mile stroll to conceal with kinfolk. It used to be a terrifying evening, one he could always remember. sooner than the top of the conflict, he may conceal in mystery rooms and at the back of partitions. He might be afflicted by starvation, illness, and the looming hazard of Nazi raids. yet he may live.

This is only one of the genuine tales instructed in Hidden Like Anne Frank, a set of eye-opening first-person money owed that proportion the adventure of going into hiding to flee the Holocaust. a few have been simply tots after they have been hidden; a few have been young ones. a few concealed with pals or family members, whereas many have been with whole strangers. yet all comprehend the discomfort of wasting their houses, their households, even their very own names. They describe the key community that stored them secure. and so they percentage the coincidences and shut calls that made the entire difference.

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Airborne touchdown at Arnhem: British, Polish, and American squaddies parachuted down close to Arnhem (a urban within the japanese a part of the Netherlands) in September 1944, yet they didn’t achieve taking pictures the bridge over the Rhine at Arnhem, which intended that the northern a part of the Netherlands nonetheless needed to wait to be liberated. Rita Prins-Degen Jaap Sitters Bloeme Evers-Emden Jack Eljon Rose-Mary Weijel-Kahn Lies Lisser-Elion (1931–2010) Maurice Meijer Harry and Sieny Cohen Leni Meijer-de Vries Benjamin Kosses Michel Goldsteen Lowina de Levie Johan Sanders Donald de Marcas Allies: the nations that fought jointly opposed to the Germans in international battle II, which incorporated Canada, France, Poland, the Soviet Union, the uk, and the USA. Arbeitseinsatz (German: pressured labor): Many German males were referred to as as much as sign up for the military, so Dutch males have been taken to Germany to paintings there towards the tip of the battle. the lads, and occasionally ladies, have been easily rounded up and despatched to Germany. Many non-Jewish males attempted to flee this pressured exertions through going into hiding just like the Jews. “auf der Flucht erschossen”: In German, “shot in the course of an get away attempt,” a typical word used to provide an explanation for a prisoner’s reason for dying. focus camp: a wide felony camp the place humans have been handled very badly and infrequently died from malnutrition, abuse, or critical health problems. in lots of focus camps, humans have been murdered, usually upon arrival. those camps have been referred to as extermination camps. of the best-known camps are Auschwitz-Birkenau and Sobibor. many of the Dutch Jews have been murdered in those camps. curfew: the time within the night wherein every person needed to be off the streets. Dolle Dinsdag (Dutch: Mad Tuesday): Tuesday September five, 1944. The Belgian towns of Antwerp and Brussels have been liberated days ahead of, and the Dutch notion they might quickly be liberated besides. everybody used to be mad with happiness. although, it was once now not until eventually could five, 1945, that the Netherlands was once eventually liberated. Frisian, or West Frisian: a language heavily with regards to Dutch, that is spoken within the province of Friesland within the north of the Netherlands. entrance line: in a warfare sector, the realm the place combating is happening. Gestapo: the German mystery police. Their major task was once monitoring down the enemies of the German occupiers. The Gestapo then despatched their “enemies” to focus camps without criminal illustration. They have been identified for torturing their prisoners. Hollandsche Schouwburg: a theater in Amsterdam that the German occupiers used among August 1942 and November 1943 to imprison Jews ahead of they have been despatched to focus camps. little ones of households held there have been taken to a kindergarten around the highway. starvation wintry weather (Dutch: Hongerwinter): the Dutch famine in wintry weather 1944–45, while there has been a major scarcity of foodstuff in a lot of the Netherlands, inflicting many folks to starve to dying. Jewish Council (German: Judenrat): administrative organisations that the German occupiers ordered Jewish groups to establish to regulate Jewish affairs.

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