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WWII History

Four Years till Tomorrow Four Years till Tomorrow

Despair and Hope in Wartime Dutch East Indies

The surrender of the Japanese in South East Asia on August 15th, 1945 was for Dutch civilian camp internees only the beginning of yet another period of upheaval, hostilities and pe...

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Star Children Star Children

The Holocaust may never be forgotten for its horrible stain on the history of mankind. This book is about a WWII episode which is unique in itself: a small group of Jewish prisoner...

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When Canada Was Home When Canada Was Home

The Story of Dutch Princess Margriet

What is the story behind all those tulip bulbs Princess Juliana gave to Ottawa, way back in the Fall of 1945? That's the annual gift that blossomed into full bloom as the enormousl...

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A Friend Among Enemies A Friend Among Enemies

The Incredible Story of Arie Van Mansum in the Holocaust

When the Nazis who had invaded the Netherlands in 1940, started deporting Dutch Jews eastwards in the Summer of 1942, Arie van Mansum, realizing these fellow citizens were in great...

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Freedom's Clothesline Freedom's Clothesline

Dutch citizens during World War II

The author who lived in the southern Dutch province of Limburg tells of her family’s struggles during the war years, interweaving it with stories of friends who offered at great ri...

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We Became Canadians We Became Canadians

In the immediate aftermath of World War II, a significant number of Canadian soldiers returned home to Canada to be followed by their brides, among whom were over a thousand Dutch ...

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Return to the Hiding Place Return to the Hiding Place

Eighteen-year old, Dutch-born Hans Poley was the first fugitive from the Nazis to find shelter at the Ten Boom’s residence in Haarlem, in 1943. The following year, Poley together w...

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Things We Couldn't Say Things We Couldn't Say

The true story of Berendina (Diet) Eman, a young Dutch woman who, with her fiance, Hein Sietsma, risked everything to rescue Jews imperiled by Nazi persecution in occupied Holland ...

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Faith and Victory in Dachau Faith and Victory in Dachau

The author was a very unlikely resistance leader: a gentle preacher. As a minister he was known for his evangelistic zeal. Yet when the ‘school conflict’ with the Nazis erupted - t...

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Becoming Canadian Becoming Canadian

Memoirs of an Invisible Immigrant

Thousands of Western European immigrants streamed into Canada after the Second World War, seeking refuge from the economic devastation of their homelands. Many wanted to assimilate...

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Always Obedient Always Obedient

Essays on the Teachings of Dr. Klaas Schilder

At the centre of a decades-long controversy in the Netherlands, theologian Schilder, who taught at Kampen’s seminary, was deposed by GKN’s synod in 1944. The move prompted a major ...

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Eight Prison Camps Eight Prison Camps

A Dutch Family in Japanese Java

Eldest daughter of eight children, the author was raised in a teacher’s family in Surakarta, Java, in what is now Indonesia. The family was segregated when the occupying Japanese a...

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Kamp Westerbork Kamp Westerbork

Transit Camp to Eternity: the Liberation Story

The liberation of Kamp Westerbork in the history of the South Saskatchewan Regiment of Canada continues to be the event that captures the reason why the regiment served abroad in W...

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Sabotage Sabotage

Volume 5, the Shadow Series

Part of book package: The Shadow series. One of the most exciting children’s series of the German occupation of the Netherlands during WWII by...

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The Grim Reaper The Grim Reaper

Volume 3, the Shadow Series

Part of book package: The Shadow series. One of the most exciting children’s series of the German occupation of the Netherlands during WWII by...

USD 8.95 / CAD 10.95

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The Lonely Sentinel The Lonely Sentinel

Volume 1, the Shadow Series

A windmill standing guard over Dutch polders; the miller's family wrestling with death and treachery; innocent children playing adult games of secrecy and intrigue; hapless refugee...

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The Partisans The Partisans

Volume 4

Part of book package: The Shadow series. One of the most exciting children’s series of the German occupation of the Netherlands during WWII by...

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When a Neighbor Came Calling When a Neighbor Came Calling

Memories of the WWII Nazi occupation of the Netherlands will never be forgotten by those who lived through it. These memories should not fade away either. This book compiled by Alb...

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The Padre The Padre

This is the inspiring story of a remarkable chaplain, who as a “front-line” soldier for nearly three years served with the Irish Regiment of Canada, in England, Italy and the Nethe...

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Dawning Of A New Day Dawning Of A New Day

The book's key characters John and Joan, childhood friends who each went their own way, meet again later in life. John finds that he still cares deeply about Joan and wants to know...

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Journey Through the Night Journey Through the Night

This famed book captures the spirit and agony of the five harrowing years of Nazi occupation of the Netherlands remarkably well. "This is more than just a war-time adventure. The c...

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Dangerous Diplomacy Dangerous Diplomacy

The Story of Carl Lutz, Rescuer of 62,000 Hungarian Jews

Dangerous Diplomacy for the first time relates the courageous story of Carl Lutz (1895-1975), the Swiss diplomat who single-handedly rescued 62,000 Jews from deportation to Nazi co...

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A Rescuer's Story A Rescuer's Story

Pastor Pierre Charles Toureille in Vichy France

This is the story of a Holocaust rescuer, Pierre Toureille, a French Protestant pastor whose efforts resulted in the rescue of refugees, most of them Jewish. Inspired by his Huguen...

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Hideout in the Swamp Hideout in the Swamp

Volume 2, the Shadow Series

Part of the book package: The Shadow series. One of the most exciting children’s series of the German occupation of the Netherlands during WWI...

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Zuiderkruis (ship model) Zuiderkruis (ship model)

or sistership Groote Beer / Waterman

Immigrant history in the making! All three are 1944 Portland, Oregon-built Victory class vessels. Build your popular immigrant ship model - scale of 1:250 - from a 12-page single-s...

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Oorlog in Zuid-Limburg Oorlog in Zuid-Limburg

10 mei 1940

For Dutch military strategists the defense of Southern Limburg in terms of the overall policy made little sense.

For Germany, the protruding tongue wedged between it and...

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A Theatre in Dachau A Theatre in Dachau

This book presents the thoughts of a Reformed Christian minister who lived through the horrid experiences of a German concentration camp during World War II. He shares his struggle...

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The Defining Years of the Dutch East Indies, 1942-1949 The Defining Years of the Dutch East Indies, 1942-1949

Survivors' accounts of the Japanese occupation and eyewitness stories of the ensuing struggle for an independent Indonesia. Unlike the story of the liberation of the Netherlands, t...

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Unspoken Allies Unspoken Allies

Anglo-Dutch Relations since 1780.

This study brings together the expertise of an international group of scholars to survey the development of political and economic relations between Britain and the Netherlands fro...

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Christian Responses to the Holocaust Christian Responses to the Holocaust

Moral and Ethical Issues

In a Europe overrun by Hitler’s armies and his Nationalist Socialist ideology, Christians were forced to respond to the atrocities being committed against their fellow citizens. Th...

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Stalin, the Russians, and Their War 1941 - 1945 Stalin, the Russians, and Their War 1941 - 1945

In Stalin, the Russians, and Their War, the author presents the testimony of Russian participants, eyewitnesses, and historians of World War II to reveal not the heroic Soviet stur...

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Impact Impact

The History of Germany's V-Weapons in World War II

Hitlers "robot bombs" wreaked havoc on Allied population centres and forced massive counter measures and the diversion of important resources from the battlefront. The authors make...

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The Battle for Ginkel Heath near Ede The Battle for Ginkel Heath near Ede

17 and 18 September 1944

British paratroopers remember the Ginkel Heath often with mixed emotions but is far less known among the Dutch public. Here may be why. Even now, decades after the actual landing, ...

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From Leningrad to Berlin From Leningrad to Berlin

Dutch volunteers in the service of the German Waffen-SS 1941-1945

When in June 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, the elite guard division SS appealed to young men in occupied areas to join the crusade against Bolshevism by enlisting in ...

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De Sinterklaas Razzia van 1944 De Sinterklaas Razzia van 1944

Massive manhunts mark the latter period of the five-year German occupation of the Netherlands during WWII (1940.05-1945.05). The men were needed, so the generally accepted explanat...

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The Roommate of Anne Frank The Roommate of Anne Frank

In the autumn of 1987, a small bundle containing photographs and newspaper clippings once belonging to Charlotte Kaletta, was found at the Amsterdam flea market by an employee of t...

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Canada and Noord-Brabant Canada and Noord-Brabant

An eternal bond

The author describes the battles of the Canadian forces for the liberation of the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant in this well documented and well-illustrated book. The very import...

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Life Lessons From the Hiding Place Life Lessons From the Hiding Place

Discovering the heart of Corrie Ten Boom

Dutch-born citizen Corrie ten Boom was a woman admired the world over for her courage, her forgiveness, and her faith. From her unforgettable experience in a WWII Nazi prison camp ...

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A Bloom of Friendship A Bloom of Friendship

The Story of the Canadian Tulip Festival

Every spring, Canada’s capital, Ottawa, bursts into colour with hundreds of thousands of tulip blooms. These represent the token of appreciation of the Dutch Royal family for the c...

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Canada and the Liberation of the Netherlands, May 1945 Canada and the Liberation of the Netherlands, May 1945

Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Netherlands in May 1940 marked the beginning of five years of horror for the Dutch people. They faced oppression and death with remarkable stoicism, ...

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Downed Allied Airmen and Evasion of Capture Downed Allied Airmen and Evasion of Capture

The Role of Local Resistance Networks in World War II

In the study of the past, it is sometimes all too easy to forget that history is made not by groups or governments but by ordinary individuals. That point becomes clear in this boo...

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The Liberation of Holland VHS The Liberation of Holland VHS

This documentary of Holland’s liberation features re-enactment as well as original footage including some rare shots in colour from WWII. This film recognizes the efforts of the nu...

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Aartsbisschop in oorlogstijd Aartsbisschop in oorlogstijd

Een portret van kardinaal De Jong, 1885-1955

The surrender of the Dutch army in May 1940 was not the end of warfare in this now occupied country. With the military conquest out of the way, the Nazis increasingly attempted to ...

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Scout - The Secret of the Swamp Scout - The Secret of the Swamp

Volume 1

Tom and his chum Carl and Scout, finds them self caught up in the events of World War Two. A youthful adventurer, Tom repeatedly is forced to rely on his clever dog Scout. As the A...

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The Scout Series The Scout Series

Seven volumes

Join Scout, Tom’s very intelligent four-legged friend on his adventures with his master, and master’s chums Carl and Bert. The stories detail courageous efforts to help liberate th...

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Werken in Duitsland 1940-1945 Werken in Duitsland 1940-1945

Over 100 former slave labourers share the stories of their ordeal in Germany and other WWII Nazi occupied territories. These accounts are expertly woven into the story line that ru...

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In This Hour In This Hour

A Story of World War II and the Floods of 1953

The book vividly weaves the tapestry of a small Zeeland island village where several characters passionately debate complex issues tied to events of the day, such as the WWII Nazi ...

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Mona Parsons Mona Parsons

From privilege to prison, from Nova Scotia to Nazi Europe

Even as a young girl growing up in small town Nova Scotia, Mona Parsons stood out for her elegance, self-confidence, and theatrical flair.

But the life of this Wolfville n...

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The Shadow Series The Shadow Series

Five volumes

One of the most exciting series by a master story teller, about the emotional time of the German occupation of the Netherlands during the WWII (1940-1945). The setting is typically...

USD 43.95 / CAD 55.95

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Duizend Dagen Indie Duizend Dagen Indie

The editors of this book formatted the 1945-1948 diary of shock trooper Jan van Trigt, a WWII resistance man who volunteered for the Dutch army following the liberation of the Neth...

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Opmars naar Rotterdam Opmars naar Rotterdam

Volume 1 – De luchtlanding
Volume 2 – Van Maas tot Moerdijk
Volume 3 – De laatste fase

The author, a Dutch military historian, minutely traces the May 1940 e...

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A Long Labour A Long Labour

A Dutch Mother’s Holocaust Memoir

In this unusual memoir, the author presents a Jewish mother’s view of life in the Netherlands during the WWII Nazi occupation. The book covers a period that ranges from the author’...

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The Hiding Place The Hiding Place

A Dutch watchmaker, Corrie ten Boom became a heroine of the Dutch Resistance against the Nazi ideology, a survivor of Hitler's concentration camps, and a remarkable evangelist for ...

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'Koos' Michel 'Koos' Michel

Mijn verzet in de tweede wereldoorlog

The WWII-resistance men of Wierden, in Overijssel, rattled nerves at the German occupation command centre with a well-executed railway derailment in May 1943, nearly three years af...

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Arnhem 1944 Arnhem 1944

Operation Market Garden

The Allied plan 'Market Garden' was one of the most audacious, and ultimately controversial operations of the WWII - a joint penetration, by an armoured column and a large-scale ai...

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Een Mythe aan Scherven Een Mythe aan Scherven

Een onderzoek naar de tactische gevechtsomstandigheden van mei 1940 op het Nederlandse strijdtoneel

In his book, the author introduces his readers to the nerve-wracking days of May 1940 when a modern and much better equipped German army invaded the Netherlands with tanks, planes ...

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The Silent Final The Silent Final

Could the twin brothers be considered lucky, being the only concentration camp survivors from the Jewish community in Elburg? And what about the few dozen out of 660 men deported f...

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De Bijzondere Rechtspleging 1944 tot 1952 De Bijzondere Rechtspleging 1944 tot 1952

The author became fascinated with the postwar settling of accounts of the Dutch authorities with those who had supported the Nazis as members of the Dutch National Socialist Party ...

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A Long Way A Long Way

From the cold, harsh waters of Northern Europe to the tropical islands of the Dutch East Indies, the author in his novel captures the visual and spiritual dynamics of these two wor...

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A Family Occupation A Family Occupation

Children of the War and the Memory of World War II in Dutch Literature of the 1980s

Many of today's Dutch writers were children during World War II. Even today, the traumatic childhood experience of enemy occupation is still central to the work of many of them. Th...

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New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944-August 1944 New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944-August 1944

History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume 8

This installment of the author’s insider history of the U.S. Navy covers five of the most eventful months of the Pacific war, from March through July 1944. Filled with spectacular ...

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Tjideng Reunion Tjideng Reunion

When WWII broke out in Europe and the Nazis occupied their homeland, two Dutch families living in South Africa moved to the Netherlands East Indies to contribute to the defense of ...

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Nederlanders, Japanners, Indonesiers Nederlanders, Japanners, Indonesiers

Een opmerkelijke tentoonstelling

Those interested in Dutch history quickly discover a vast amount of foreign influences in every period of Dutch history, from the Romans in pre-medieval times to Afghanistan and WW...

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On to Victory On to Victory

The Canadian Liberation of the Netherlands, March 23-May 5, 1945

The eighth Canadian Battle Series volume shares the story of the tense final days of WWII, remembered in the Netherlands as “the sweetest of springs,” which saw the country’s liber...

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Terrible Victory Terrible Victory

First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Estuary Campaign: September 13 - November 6, 1944

On September 4, 1944, Antwerp, Europe’s largest port, fell to the Second British Army and it seemed the war would soon be won. But Antwerp was of little value unless the West Schel...

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Not Home for Christmas Not Home for Christmas

A Day in the Life of the Mighty Eighth

When author John Meurs was a nine-year-old schoolboy living in Nazi-occupied Holland, an American B-17 bomber crashed behind his house near the village of Apeldoorn. The date was S...

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The Little Coat The Little Coat

The Bob and Sue Elliott Story

A young girl's memories of the war! Sussie Cretier was only 10 when she met Bob Elliott, a Canadian soldier assigned to help protect her region of the Netherlands from the invading...

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De Meelstreep De Meelstreep

Terugkeer en opvang na de Tweede Wereldoorlog

What was coming home like to exiles, 'colonials', deportees and concentration camp survivors? A royal welcome for them too? This book starts of with the Dutch royal family and then...

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Bellen voor de vrijheid Bellen voor de vrijheid

Illegale telefoonverbindingen in WO II

There is one Dutch secret the Nazis never discovered during the occupation of the Netherlands (1940-1945). It was a secret as well to nearly Dutch people, allowing the resistance m...

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Verstoorde vrede Verstoorde vrede

Foto’s van Nederland tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog

During World War I, neutrality turned out to be a painful experience for the Dutch public. The Netherlands remained neutral during the WWI conflict but did not enjoy peace. Both ca...

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En nog steeds hebben wij twee vaderlanden En nog steeds hebben wij twee vaderlanden

Op avontuur in Nederlands-Indië

Roots in the Dutch East Indies and searching for context to your family history? You may want to read this book. Before 1940, Amsterdam residents in search for a job could just as ...

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De gebroken vleugel van de Duitse Adelaar De gebroken vleugel van de Duitse Adelaar

Inventarisatie van de Duitse verliezen in de luchtoorlog van mei 1940 boven Nederland

A military historian and lecturer, the author details, catalogues in his book Germany’s huge air force losses they suffered over the Netherlands when they invaded this small neighb...

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Not Home For Christmas Not Home For Christmas

A day in the life of the Mighty Eighth

When author John Meurs was a nine-year-old boy living in Nazi-occupied the Netherlands, an American B-17 bomber crashed on Sunday, November 26, 1944, behind his house near the town...

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No Return Flight No Return Flight

13 Platoon at Arnhem 1944

This book tells the story of the search for the men aboard a huge Horsa glider that sailed into the Battle at Arnhem on September 18, 1944. In the early phase of the battle the pil...

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The War in the Corner The War in the Corner

Chronicle of a village in wartime Netherlands

The Eastern Dutch village of Laren (located in the 'Achterhoek' (back corner) of Gelderland) was the subjected to heavy fighting before it could be liberated by Canadian troops in...

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Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian worldview Hitler and the Nazi Darwinian worldview

How the Nazi eugenic crusade for a superior race caused the greatest Holocaust in world history

This book takes a fresh look at Germany's most influential Nazi leaders, examining their backgrounds, education and convictions. It provides compelling evidence that the rising inf...

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From Rotterdam to Vught to Vancouver From Rotterdam to Vught to Vancouver

A Dutch Immigrant family's journey from the ravages of concentration Camp 'Vught' to Beautiful British Columbia

This is a book about certain events in Nazi occupied the Netherlands (1940-1945), written by the daughter of a couple who served in the Dutch resistance, pushing back against the W...

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Lest We Forget Lest We Forget

A Dutch-Jewish family’s thriller-true story of Nazi persecution and survival in the Netherlands during WWII. Mandy and her younger sister lived with various Dutch families in the c...

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To All Our Children To All Our Children

The Story of Postwar Dutch Immigration to Canada

This large coffee-table book is back in print. To All Our Children describes in extensive detail the process of wanting to leave one's home and extended family so soon follo...

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