By Dick van Last Galen, Rolf Wolfswinkel
Among 1940 and 1945, 110,000 of the 140,000 Dutch Jews have been deported to the dying camps in jap Europe. eighty% by no means again. In Anne Frank and After the authors specialise in major questions: how precisely did this take place, and the way has Dutch literature come to phrases with this appalling occasion? within the book's ultimate bankruptcy they examine the connection among heritage and the literature of the Holocaust. Does literature upload to what we all know or does it truly distort ancient facts? in response to the paintings of best historians of the interval, the publication examines literary works from Gerard Durlacher, Anne Frank, W.F. Hermans, Harry Mulisch, Gerard Reve and plenty of others."With its well-chosen quotations (many showing for the 1st time in print), offered in a transparent and illuminating historic surroundings, Anne Frank and After is needs to interpreting for all who are looking to transcend Anne Frank for a extra rounded photograph of wartime Holland and its Jews."(Holocaust and Genocide Studies—January 1998)
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Couldn't we take all seven. The driver stuck to his maximum. ). Nobody had a better idea. Nobody had any idea at all. We became exhausted. Grandfather and grandmother accepted the verdict and went home. " (De long, 1993:88, own translation) In the first few months of the occupation, the new regime hid its true face. Most Dutchmen breathed a sigh of relief, thinking that it could have been so much worse. For the greater part,life went on as usual, although English and American films were soon forbidden.
In the course of 1941, Jews were issued with identity documents with a black letter J stamped into them. Just as the large majority of non-Jews had done concerning the Aryan Dpciaration, most of the Jews resigned themselves to this decree. Even they believed things could not get much worse. As we have seen, one of the characteristics of Dutch Jewry was its deferential attitude towards public authoritYi ironically enough, it was precisely From Aryan Declaration to Yellow Star 37 because of their apparent integration that the Dutch Jews became such easy victims.
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Anne Frank and After: Dutch Holocaust Literature in a Historical Perspective (Dutch Holocaust Literature in Historical Perspective) by Dick van Last Galen, Rolf Wolfswinkel