My Name Is Selma: The remarkable memoir of a Jewish Resistance fighter and Ravensbruck survivor

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'I am one of few Jewish survivors of World War Two, but one of many Jewish people to fight the Nazi regime. Unlike her parents and sister - who, she would later discover, died in other camps - she survived by using her alias, pretending to be someone else

Full of hope and courage, the internationally bestselling memoir of a Dutch Jewish Resistance fighter who survived Ravensbrück concentration camp. 

Selma van de Perre was seventeen when the Second World War began. Until then, being Jewish in the Netherlands had been of no consequence. But by 1941 it was a matter of life or death. Several times, Selma avoided being rounded up by the Nazis. Then, in an act of defiance, she joined the Resistance movement, using the pseudonym Margareta van der Kuit. For two years 'Marga' risked it all. Using a fake ID, and passing as Aryan she travelled the country delivering newsletters, sharing information, keeping up morale - doing, as she later said, what 'had to be done'. In July 1944 her luck ran out. She was transported to Ravensbrück women's concentration camp as a political prisoner. Unlike her parents and sister - who, she later discovered, died in other camps - she survived by using her alias. It was only after the war ended that she was allowed to reclaim her identity and dared to say once again: My name is Selma. Now, at ninety-nine, Selma remains a force of nature.

Full of hope and courage, this is her story in her own words. 


SKU 9781784165673
Barcode # 9781784165673
Brand Black Swan
Artist / Author Selma van de Perre
Shipping Weight 0.5000kg
Shipping Width 0.020m
Shipping Height 0.200m
Shipping Length 0.187m
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Number of pages 224

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