The Americans Are Coming!: The Last Hope to End the War in Holland
Cidivale Publishing, 2009 - 384 pages
From the first days of the Nazi invasion, the fighting in Holland was fierce; and during the Nazi occupation, the Dutch people never gave in. Resistance split into two distinct branches. Kees van Rijn is a member of the non-violent Resistance and he works to help the downed Allied pilots and Jewish refugees escape the Nazis and avoid their extermination camps. Kees must come to terms with militant Boxers, as they attack the German soldiers and sabotage their installations. A hundred thousand Dutch Jews vanished into Nazi extermination camps, but Christians in Holland risked their lives to save nearly fifty thousand. Many Jewish families were hidden in homes and on farms, and people like Kees and his wife Johanna struggled to keep their guests safe and fed as the Germans dismantled their country and starved its citizens. The wild "Frenzy Tuesday" liberation in late 1944 gave way to a renewed Nazi crackdown on the Dutch. The country was looted of everything of value, from linens to livestock, as the homes and factories were stripped bare. The food system collapsed and the onset of the terrible "Hunger WInter" left many wondering whether they could survive. Kees, Johanna, and their little boy, Cornelius, work valiantly to keep hope alive until the Americans arrive.
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