The book Invisible Years is an intimate portrait of an extended Jewish family living in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands who, when faced with imminent deportation, refused to comply. As the Nazis tightened their grip on the Jewish population, Daphne Geismar’s family was slowly restricted from public life. Sensing the murderous consequences of deportation, they decided to separate and go into hiding. Through interwoven letters, diaries, and interviews, Geismar presents the story of nine family members, her parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, in their own words, alongside a trove of photographs and artifacts. This family’s detailed account of one of history’s most horrific chapters challenges us to follow their example of resistance to inhumanity.
Invisible Years: A Family’s Collected Account of Separation and Survival during the Holocaust in the Netherlands
- From the Publisher
June 29, 2019
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