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Hidden Children of the Holocaust: Belgian Nuns and Their Daring Rescue of Young Jews from the Nazis

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In the terrifying summer of 1942 in Belgium, when the Nazis began the brutal roundup of Jewish families, parents searched desperately for safe haven for their children. As Suzanne Vromen reveals in Hidden Children of the Holocaust, these children found sanctuary with other families and schools—but especially in Roman Catholic convents and orphanages.
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Published April 11th 2008 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2008)
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Staci
Really weirdly "organized" (I can barely stand to use the word organized in this review). I would have like to have several coherent stories from the children and the nuns, rather than...whatever this was.
Andrea Hickman Walker
This book is about the lower echelons of the Catholic clergy during the Nazi occupation of Belgium in World War II. While the higher levels kept quiet, the parish priests and nuns hid thousands of Jewish children and saved their lives.

Vromen undertook this research as a sociological study and the book reads somewhat like a thesis. She has interviewed one priest, a number of nuns, a number of hidden children and a couple of members of the secular resistance movement responsible for getting the ch
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Alex
Excellent! It typically takes me a while to get into non-fiction books, but I picked this up and was intrigued from page 1. It details the lives of WWII's "hidden children", the more than 2,000 Jewish children who were removed from their homes and families and given new identities to avoid deportation and extermination by the Nazis. The book focuses on the many children hidden in Catholic convents, and is separated into four sections: the lives of the hidden children, the nuns and priests who ca ...more
Abby
I would have given this book a 5 star just for the content alone. The commitment of these individuals, reaching out to save Jewish children…disregarding the high cost of their own personal freedom and lives was truly remarkable and commendable. This novel is rich in history and these tales should never be forgotten. The fact that these tales took so long to see the light (and the reason being) was a bit disturbing.

The only fault I felt with this book was that it was a bit dry….fact based. I have
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Kgparkhurst
In depth information which I had not known. Always like hearing more details that enlightens my view of the Holocaust.
Yonina
One of the fascinating stories to come out of the Holocaust....with all the memories of the pathetic search for the children who were so successfully hidden by the church while the Nazis did their worst.
Leigh
This book sounded good but was extremely annoying. The author was very cynical and very little nice things to say about people who risked their lives for these children.
Pam


Interesting read especially since this was my father's and uncle's experience during the war. Without the nuns and my grandparents' bravery, I wouldn't be here.
Alyssa Vandenberg
I think this is a great intro book for kids to read about the holocaust. It is not too violent or descriptive but shows them the bad about the time period it was in.
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