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The Sisters of Auschwitz

The True Story of Two Jewish Sisters’ Resistance in the Heart of Nazi Territory
Narrated by: Susan Hoffman
Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: History, Second World War
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Summary

During the Second World War two Jewish sisters - Janny and Lien Brilleslijper - run one of the largest hideaways in The Netherlands: The High Nest, a villa in The Gooi area. While the last remaining Jews are being hunted in The Netherlands, the lives of dozens of hideaways kept going for better or for worse, right under the noses of their National Socialist neighbours. Eventually, the nest is exposed and the Brilleslijper family put on one of the last transports to Auschwitz, along with the (Anne) Frank family. 

Roxane's novelistic eye, combined with her rigorous research, result in a hugely compelling portrayal of courage, treason and human resilience. The Sisters of Auschwitz is a truly unforgettable book. 

After Roxane and her family moved into The High Nest in 2012 she spent six years writing and piecing together its story. Fundamental elements of Roxane's research into The High Nest are the personal, unpublished memoirs Janny Brilleslijper wrote for their close friends and family members. Roxane gained access to historic interviews with Janny, Lien, Eberhard and others, as well as many personal conversations with Janny and Lien's children.

©2019 Roxane van Iperen (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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Amazing women

Very interesting story about these two brave women although I found the narrators pronunciation of names and places very annoying, It sounded like she was choking at times and it did spoil my enjoyment of the book, I think it was the second or third chapter before I could figure out the names of the characters and Ibeing very familiar with the street names myself possibly made her pronunciation more annoying to me.