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The Children's House of Belsen

Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
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Summary

Hetty’s family was torn apart following the German invasion of the Netherlands. Rounded up by the Nazis and then separated from their parents, Hetty and her brothers were sent to the Children’s House, within Belsen concentration camp. As one of the eldest, Hetty became the ‘Little Mother’, helping to care for not only her siblings, but the other children as well. In a direct and powerful style, Hetty recalls one of the remarkable, largely untold stories of the Holocaust – the extraordinary struggle and survival of this group of children through those terrible years.

©2000 © Hetty E Verolme, 2000, 2009. (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic reviews

‘This is an important, moving and beautifully written book and deserves to become a classic.’ (Judges report, The Fellowship of Australian Writers Christina Stead Award)
‘Overpoweringly poignant.’ ( Jewish Chronicle)

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Heart-breaking!

Having been to visit Belsen 20 years ago as a serving soldier and learning the history, this story brings it all to life.
Be prepared and be strong!
God bless.

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Children's House of Belsen

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An extreme!y emotional account of a dreadful, dark time that should never be forgotten.

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Great book touching

The story start at the very beginning for a young Jewish women girl Nd doesn't really. Stop slow down until the end. Anger is there but the lpve she gives out l hope she gets back for the rest of our life and celebrated as a true heroine of the 2 nd WW

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Powerful

This true life story is very powerful. It really takes you into life in Belsen as seen and experienced by a young girl. What a brave girl she was and I wish her well in the future.

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What terrible things people can do to one another

A compelling listen and really puts you in the camp with the other children. Beautifully written and narrated and a must listen in my opinion.

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Very good book

Very good book, very involving story, great narrator, who was able to convey the drama without sounding pretencious or irritating.

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lest we forget

This is the harrowing story of The Children of Belsen,wonderfully told from first hand experience.

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good

good read well spoken. m m m m m m m m m n o

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very sad

an eye opening experience of a situation that should never happen again to any nation

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Fantastic book

A true account of the children of auchvits how one brave family survived good book