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An Address in Amsterdam

An Address in Amsterdam

Author(s): Mary Dingee Fillmore

Location(s): Amsterdam

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1940-43

Follow Rachel Klein as she faces double danger as a young Jewish woman and resistance worker in the Amsterdam of Anne Frank. On May 10, 1940, the Nazi bombers blast the night and shatter Rachel Klein’s sleep – along with her life as she knew it. She’s eighteen, and falling in love with a Gentile in a secret relationship. As the Nazi terror escalates, her romance deepens quickly, and so does her boyfriend’s involvement with student protests. Soon, he must disappear rather than face arrest. When Rachel witnesses the first roundup of 425 Jewish men in the Jonas Daniel Meijerplein, she knows that she too must act, and joins the resistance. Soon she’s delivering illegal papers and confronting Nazi soldiers.

In this “compelling and touching tale” (Laurel Corona), Rachel finds her courage and faces wrenching choices. When she and family must go into hiding, she finds unexpected courage and love. “In her well-researched novel, Fillmore vividly portrays Amsterdam, Rachel, and her family… An intense tale that gives the tragedies of history a Dutch dwelling and a family name,” says
Kirkus Reviews. A Kirkus Indie Book of the Month. Winner, Sarton Women’s Book Award for Historical Fiction. Amazon Bestseller in Jewish American Fiction.

A young woman can find her courage in any situation, no matter how terrible, and love is always a possibility.

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