My Mother's War

The Incredible True Story of How a Resistance Fighter Survived Three Concentration Camps

by Eva Taylor

On Sale: 04/05/2022

My Mother's War

The Incredible True Story of How a Resistance Fighter Survived Three Concentration Camps

by Eva Taylor

On Sale: 04/05/2022

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About the Book

The extraordinary story of Sabine Zuur, a beautiful, young Dutch resistance fighter who spent over two years in three concentration camps during World War Two, told by her daughter using an astonishing archive of personal letters

After her mother’s death, Eva Taylor discovered an astounding collection of documents, photos and letters from her time as a resistance fighter in Nazi-occupied Holland. Using the letters, she reconstructed her mother's experience in the underground resistance movement and then as a prisoner in the Amersfoort, Ravensbruck and Mauthausen concentration camps.
 
The letters reveal an amazing story of life during wartime, including declarations of love from her fiancé before his tragic death as a Spitfire pilot, prison notes smuggled out in her laundry, and passionate but sometimes terrifying messages from a German professional criminal who ultimately would save Sabine’s life.
 
A one-of-a-kind story of survival, My Mother’s War captures a remarkable life in the words of the young woman who lived it.
 
 

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Critical Praise

“There may be many hundreds of tales of resistance and resilience in World War Two, but there is something special about this haunting story, crafted from a poignant family archive. My Mother's War unfolds in a calm yet relentless manner, drawing the reader into the reality of Nazi occupation and imprisonment, as well as offering reflections on how life could have been - should have been - for all innocents caught up in war. A sad and beautiful book, shining a light on quiet heroism in dark times.”
Lucy Adlington, New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmakers of Auschwitz -

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780369720436
  • ISBN 10: 0369720431
  • Imprint: Hanover Square Press
  • On Sale: 04/05/2022
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • BISAC2 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • BISAC4 : HISTORY / Holocaust

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