Resistance on a Bicycle

Resistance on a Bicycle

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Before the war in Holland there were 150,000 Jews; after the war there were 40,000. All these people had to be hidden, fed, and often transported to other locations.The Nazis could not win the war so they decided to starve the citizens of Holland, by doing so, root out the Jews hiding there. The world did not find out that Jews were being killed in the concentration camps until two years into the war and after more than two million Jews had been killed.The author's parents were hiding an average of 20 Jews under the floor of their home in the city of the Hague. At the same time the author's father distributed food stamps and Fake IDs to the Jews in the hiding places all over the country at great risk of being shot. The author, then a 4 year-old boy, was riding with his father and acted as a decoy for the Nazis and was packed with the counterfeit papers, IDs, and food stamps.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 589.67g
  • Cicivale
  • United States
  • English
  • 158588961X
  • 9781585889617

About Dirk Van Leenan

Born in the Hague Holland and having escaped the holocaust the author became a Horticulturist. At a later date he studied English at the University of Leiden and became an English teacher. He always told stories about World Wat II to his children and grandchildren, and they kept urging him to write a book about it. Resistance on a Bicycle is the first book, a follow-up is being written and will be published in the spring of 2008.show more

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