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The Sisters of Auschwitz

Hosted by The Detroit Jewish Book Fair

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History
Holocaust
Adults

  • Tue, Nov 9
  • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
  • Online event

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History

Roxane van Iperen discusses her new book, The Sisters of Auschwitz: The True Story of Two Jewish Sisters‚ Resistance in the Heart of Nazi Territory with Jamie Wraight, Director, The Voice/Vision Archive, University of Michigan.


Co-sponsor: The Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Mardigian Library


About The Sisters of Auschwitz: The True Story of Two Jewish Sisters‚ Resistance in the Heart of Nazi Territory (Click here to purchase)

It is 1940 and the Final Solution is about to begin. The Nazis have occupied The Netherlands, but resistance is growing and two Jewish sisters, Janny and Lien Brilleslijper, are risking their lives to save those being hunted through their clandestine safehouse: The High Nest. It becomes one of the most important safehouses in the country. But, when the house and its occupants are betrayed, the most terrifying time of the sisters’ lives begins. With German defeat in sight, the Brilleslijper family are put on the last train to Auschwitz, along with Anne Frank and her family. What comes next challenges the sisters beyond human imagination as they are stripped of everything but their courage, resilience and love for each other.

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