Hidden Children of the Holocaust

Hidden Children of the Holocaust : Belgian Nuns and their Daring Rescue of Young Jews from the Nazis

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During the Holocaust, thousands of Jewish children were separated from their families and hidden in order to save their lives. In Belgium, the focus of this book, Roman Catholic convents were central to this dangerous rescue effort. Suzanne Vromen has interviewed many of the children who were saved, and also the nuns and Mothers Superior who took the huge risk of concealing these innocent children. All of their voices are heard in this book and they paint a vivid picture of the hardships and dangers endured under the occupation, and the secrecy required to prevent discovery of the Jewish children. Although they had been saved from the Nazis, the hidden children would have to cope with the trauma of separation from their parents, the disruption of their childhood, the ambiguities of their religious situation, and the difficulty of resuming their identity after the war.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 154.94 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019518128X
  • 9780195181289
  • 2,017,421

Review quote

[Vromen] analyses both intelligently and succinctly the whole issue of the hidden children ... Vromen succeeds in providing a synthesis of this hitherto unwritten aspect of the war, and bringing it to the attention of a wide Anglophone readership. * Jose Gotovitch, English Historical Review * A sober and moving addition to our knowledge. Well written... fascinating... a very detailed portrait of a unique World War II and Holocaust experience. * Jerusalem Post *show more

About Suzanne Vromen

Suzanne Vromen is Professor of Sociology Emeritus at Bard College.show more

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