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Things We Couldn't Say

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Diet Eman with James SchaapThe powerful true story of Diet Eman, a young Dutch womanwho, with her fiance, Hein Sietsma, risked everything torescue Jews imperiled by Nazi persecution in occupiedHolland. Their work for the Resistance cost Diet her freedomand Hein...


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Diet Eman with James SchaapThe powerful true story of Diet Eman, a young Dutch womanwho, with her fiance, Hein Sietsma, risked everything torescue Jews imperiled by Nazi persecution in occupiedHolland. Their work for the Resistance cost Diet her freedomand Hein his life, but ultimately saved the lives of hundredsof Dutch Jews. An unforgettable testimony to the remarkablethings God can achieve through those who faithfully followHim. 390 pages, from Eerdmans.

"Things we couldn't say is the true story of Diet [pronounced Deet] Eman, a young Dutch woman who, with her fiance, Hein Sietsma, risked everything to rescue Jews imperiled by Nazi persecution in occupied Holland during World War II. Throughout the years that Diet and Hein aided the Resistance - work that would cost Diet her freedom and Hein his life - their courageous effort ultimately saved the lives of hundreds of Dutch Jews." "This book is Diet Eman's account of that tumultuous period. The first-person narrative vividly captures the events of her brave saga - from her initial engagement with Hein in the Resistance operation, to her eventual arrest and imprisonment at the Vught concentration camp, to the final grim toll of the war that devastated all of Europe. Diary entries that Diet and Hein logged during the war as well as excerpts from personal letters that passed between the two young lovers detail their thoughts and emotions during those years." "Here is a story that has all the emotional impact of The Diary of Anne Frank and all the drama of The Hiding Place. Diet Eman's Things We Couldn't Say is an unforgettable story of heroism, faith, and - above all - love. It is also one of the great Christian stories of the twentieth century - the story of two people whose faith compelled them to stand up to the most sinister evil their generation has ever witnessed."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Things we couldn't say is the true story of Diet [pronounced Deet] Eman, a young Dutch woman who, with her fiance, Hein Sietsma, risked everything to rescue Jews imperiled by Nazi persecution in occupied Holland during World War II. Throughout the years that Diet and Hein aided the Resistance - work that would cost Diet her freedom and Hein his life - their courageous effort ultimately saved the lives of hundreds of Dutch Jews. This book is Diet Eman's account of that tumultuous period. The first-person narrative vividly captures the events of her brave saga - from her initial engagement with Hein in the Resistance operation, to her eventual arrest and imprisonment at the Vught concentration camp, to the final grim toll of the war that devastated all of Europe. Diary entries that Diet and Hein logged during the war as well as excerpts from personal letters that passed between the two young lovers detail their thoughts and emotions during those years. Here is a story that has all the emotional impact of The Diary of Anne Frank and all the drama of The Hiding Place. Diet Eman's Things We Couldn't Say is an unforgettable story of heroism, faith, and - above all - love. It is also one of the great Christian stories of the twentieth century - the story of two people whose faith compelled them to stand up to the most sinister evil their generation has ever witnessed.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 73100
  • Product Code 0802837638
  • EAN 9780802837639
  • Pages 390
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Jun 1994
  • Dimensions 241 x 165 x 25mm
  • Weight 0.658kg

Diet Eman

Eman studied nursing after World War II and worked as a head nurse in Venequela and as a foreign correspondent and export manager in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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