An Address in Amsterdam
By Mary Fillmore
Mary Dingee Fillmore fell in love with Amsterdam in 2001 and has been returning there and re- searching its complex history ever since. A longtime professional facilitator for nonprofits and government, she has spoken about the Holocaust and resistance in the Netherlands in more than 80 venues, urging people of good will to take action rather than collude with what they know is wrong. Mary is a published poet, and writes at maryfillmore.com and elsewhere
This compelling and emotionally touching tale brings the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands to light, told through the eyes of a courageous young woman determined to put aside her fears and risk all for the noble cause of resistance. - Laurel Corona, author of The Mapmaker’s Daughter and Until Our Last Breath: A Holocaust Story of Love and Partisan Resistance
Rachel Klein hopes she can ignore the Nazis when they roll into Amsterdam in May 1940. She’s falling in love, and her city has been the safest place in the world for Jewish people since the Spanish Inquisition. But when Rachel’s Gentile boyfriend is forced to disappear rather than face arrest, she realizes that everything is changing, and she must, too – so she finds the courage to deliver papers for the underground. After eighteen months of ever-increasing danger, she pushes her parents to go into hiding with her. The dank basement where they take refuge seems like the last place where Rachel would meet a new man—but she does.
An Address in Amsterdam shows that, even in the most hopeless situation, an ordinary young woman can make the choice to act with courage—and even love.
An Address in Amsterdam was selected as a Kirkus Reviews Indie Book of the Month, and won the Sarton Women’s Book Award for Historical Fiction.
Additional Information :
Published 2016 (She Writes Press)
ISBN: 9781631521331 - 336 pages - paperback