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The Upstairs Room

By: Johanna Reiss
Published: 1972
Pages: 208
Total Copies: 14
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & Memoirs | War, WWIIYoung Adult | Women in History


Description: In the part of the marketplace where flowers had been sold twice a week—tulips in the spring, roses in the summer—stood German tanks and German soldiers. Annie de Leeuw was eight years old in 1940 when the Germans attacked Holland and marched into the town of Winterswijk where she lived. Annie was ten when, because she was Jewish and in great danger of being captured by the invaders, she and her sister Sini had to leave their father, mother, and older sister Rachel to go into hiding in the upstairs room of a remote farmhouse.

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