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|Named Person:||Louis de Wijze; Louis de Wijze; Louis de Wijze|
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Louis de Wijze
|Description:||183 pages ; 22 cm|
|Responsibility:||Louis de Wijze, as told to Kees van Cadsand ; translated by Victor de Wijze.|
Association with an SS officer kept Louis alive. He rode out many months in a makeshift hutch tending rabbits for his masters' table. Finally, at war's end, Louis was battered by an unending death march through wintertime Poland. Those who fell behind were shot; those who slowed froze where they stood; those who slept were blue-tinged corpses in the morning. On his third attempt, Louis escaped and fled the advancing Soviets by hiding in a knot of high-ranking SS.
Officers' wives. Throughout it all, Louis persevered and was preserved by his humanity and his sense of hope. Only My Life is a testament to unconquered will. Louis was among the five percent of Dutch Jews to survive.