My name is Selma


Selma van de Perre was 17 when WWII began. Until then, being Jewish in the Netherlands had been of no consequence. But by 1941 this simple fact had become a matter of life or death. Several times, she 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 around the country delivering newsletters, sharing information, keeping up morale – doing, as she later explained, 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. 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 98, Selma remains a force of nature. Full of hope and courage, this is her story.

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Author Selma van de Perre Published by Bantam Press ISBN 9781787633988 EAN 9781787633988 Bic Code Cover Hardback


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