Sabine's Odyssey: A Hidden Child and her Dutch Rescuers

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Amsterdam Publishers
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.69 inches | 1.08 pounds
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About the Author
Agnes Schipper is the daughter of a hidden child and a member of the Dutch Resistance who helped save her mother from the Holocaust. Born in New York City, Agnes was raised as a Catholic, the faith of her parents, and first learned about her mother's hidden Jewish ancestry when she was 20. Agnes had a career as a newspaper reporter and editor and later as an attorney. Retirement allowed her the time to research and write about her parents' remarkable story. The mother of four and grandmother of five, Agnes lives in Sarasota, Florida.

At a time when many are debating whether children should be learning troubling aspects of history, Agnes Schipper has provided a powerful answer. Sabine's Odyssey represents a labor of love. Meticulously researched, Schipper tells her family's story honestly and thoughtfully. The book is uncompromising in revealing the full spectrum of good and evil and the plight of those caught in the middle. This is precisely the type of book that should be shared with our children. - Rabbi Michael S. Siegel, Senior Rabbi of the Anshe Emet Synagogue

In recent years the study of the experience of "Hidden Children" has provided valuable insights into the Holocaust. Schipper's volume adds significantly to our understanding of the complexity of this reality. Written in an engaging style it will be a profitable read for both scholars and general audiences. - Rev. John T. Pawlikowski, OSM, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics, Catholic Theological Union Chicago, Founding Board Member, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The reader witnesses how Sabine, on the edge of child and young adult, experiences intense years in many hiding places. A comparison with her contemporary Anne Frank comes to mind. A very impressive story about how innocent people try to stay out of the clutches of Nazi murderers. One of the few detailed and well-documented war reports about hiding in the countryside of North Holland, from the perspective of the person in hiding. This book offers a unique perspective on the darkest page in our world history. An extremely valuable and unique book.... - Sander Bakker, Writer, Historisch Hoogkarspel-Westwoud, Publisher of historical articles at Geheugen van Westwoud (Memory of Westwoud)


Multi-generational secrets that fully unravel later in life... A story of relentless pursuit of safety... With NSBers and collaborators seemingly everywhere, the amount of people involved in ensuring the safety of a German immigrant family provides a glimpse of light in such very dark times.

Well researched, the book shows the nuances of the Nazi occupation within Amsterdam. - Amanda Gann, Holocaust Researcher, Stolpersteine, NL

An imposing, impressive and incredible story...This family history contains an extraordinary number of different aspects... Sometimes that amount almost takes your breath away as a reader. - Dr. Pauline Micheels, historian, publicist. Author of i.a. Music in the shade of the Third Reich (1993), The Drum Merchant. Bernard van Leer (2002) and Today. A war novella (2014)