The Upstairs Room
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The Upstairs Room

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When the German army occupied Holland, Annie de Leeuw was eight years old. Because she was Jewish, the occupation put her in grave danger - she knew that to stay alive she would have to hide. Fortunately, a Gentile family, the Oostervelds, offered to help. For two years they hid Annie and her sister, Sini, in the cramped upstairs room of their farmhouse.

Most people thought the war wouldn't last long. But for Annie and Sini - separated from their family and confined to one tiny room - the war seemed to go on forever.
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Product details

  • Hardback
  • 127 x 195.58 x 17.78mm | 453.59g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0812418662
  • 9780812418668
  • 1,650,994

Review quote

"In this fine autobiographical novel, Johanna Reiss depicts the trials of her Dutch-Jewish family during World War II. . . . The youngest of three daughters tells how she and her sister hid for more than two years in the upstairs room of the peasant Oosterveld family. . . . Offers believable characterizations of unremarkable people who survived, if not thrived, and displayed an adaptability and generosity probably beyond their own expectations."-- "SLJ."
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9,873 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 30% (2,959)
4 36% (3,534)
3 27% (2,620)
2 6% (559)
1 2% (201)
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