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The Remarkable Journey of Mr Prins
Author – Aletta Stevens
New A5 paperback published by the Author
It will be the subject of a zoom talk given on Monday 25th September 2023
5 in stock
The greatest Journeys are escapes. Based on personal testimonies and unpublished sources in English and Dutch, this book vividly reconstructs the experience of war in Alkmaar and Bath. It is a story told in full for the first time: how the Jews are expelled from Alkmaar; the fate of Eli’s parents; the Bath Blitz; and then in 1945, after the Dutch Hunger Winter, how the people of Bath chose to help Alkmaar and its children.
This is both a local story and a European one, written not just to commemorate history, but also to remind ourselves that we still need such heroic and uplifting stories.