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Hetty: A True Story

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An extraordinary story of the struggle and survival of a group of children in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, this autobiographical tale details the motherly role adopted by the adolescent author during her time in the camp. Adapted from her original autobiography written for adults, this moving memoir—edited and pared back for a younger audience—reveals how ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Fremantle Press
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Saray
May 27, 2015 Saray rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este libro es el testimonio de una de las supervivientes de uno de esos campos, en concreto el de Bergen-Belsen y todo lo que vivieron allí tanto ella como su familia.
No os voy a engañar, es un libro duro que puede que no atraiga a mucha gente por eso mismo, pero que recomiendo muchísimo para poder entender cómo fue todo aquello y por todo lo que tuvieron que pasar.
Al ser la autora la propia superviviente tiene un lenguaje muy sencillo y, sobretodo, muy sincero y franco, en el que cuenta los hec
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Cudeyo
Apr 16, 2015 Cudeyo rated it really liked it
Con un lenguaje sencillo, un estilo ágil y directo, casi como si nos lo estuviera contando en persona, Hetty narra su vida y la de su familia en el campo de concentración Bergen-Belsen.

Un relato corto, sencillo pero directo. Impresiona la fuerza que tienen los niños, la maldad de algunas personas y cómo incluso en sitios tan horribles hay lugar para la amistad, el valor y la buena voluntad.

Narrado en primera persona, te hace partícipe desde el primer momento de su historia.
María Greene
Dec 07, 2016 María Greene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Hace un tiempo ya que he bajado el consumo de libros de la segunda guerra mundial, porque me parece que le quitan protagonismo a otras guerras de las que se escribe pocazo, y que son (los nuevo) un poco reiterativos, pero este NO TIENE DESPERDICIO. Es honesto, interesante, descriptivo, sencillo, chocante (obvio) y, sorpresivamente (spoiler), tiene un final feliz. Además, es un caso real, que por algún motivo se me había pasado.

Me lo zampé en menos de un día, ahora que estoy de vacaciones, y lo r
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재진
Jun 12, 2012 재진 rated it it was amazing
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This is an amazing story of survival written by Hetty Verolme of her 12 - 14 year old self during the time period of WW11.
It is powerfully and wonderfully written - almost eclipsing the likes of The Diary of Anne Frank in story and concept.
Read this if you want to be transported to the harsh periods of those time for another short - yet lasting visit.
Michael
Jul 14, 2015 Michael rated it it was amazing
After visiting Belsen I started to read this book and what an additional perspective it gives of the horrors which occurred. This is a must read and once i started reading it i could not put it it down. It is an amazing story of survival written by Hetty Verol
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Hetty Esther Verolme was born in Belgium in 1930. In 1931 her family moved to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. In 1943 she and her family were sent to the Nazi concentration camps.

After surviving the war and working for a time in the fashion industry, she emigrated to Australia in 1954. She worked in many jobs, from waitress to bus conductress, from door-to-door retailing to selling real estate. She
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