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The curtain : witness and memory in wartime Holland

Author: Henry G Schogt
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2003.
Series: Life writing series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Henry Schogt met his wife, Corrie, in 1954 in Amsterdam. Each knew the other had grown up in the Netherlands during World War II, but for years they barely spoke of their experiences. This was true for many people - the memories were just too painful. Years later, Henry and Corrie began to piece their memories together, to untangle reality from dreams. Their intent was to help others understand what had happened

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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Dutch
Récits personnels néerlandais
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schogt, Henry G.
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2003
Named Person: Henry G Schogt; Frenkel family.; Frenkel family.; Henry G Schogt; Henry G Schogt; Schogt (Famille); Frenkel (Famille); Henry G Schogt; Fraenkel family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry G Schogt
ISBN: 0889203962 9780889203969
OCLC Number: 52030604
Description: x, 131 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Remembering Alex, 1939-43 --
The Fortune Teller, 1936-43 --
Mr. Rozenberg's Cigars, 1932-45 --
In the Dark, 1940-55 --
Mussels, 1936-42 --
Lilies of the Valley and Asparagus, 1942-45 --
The Curtain, 1942-44.
Series Title: Life writing series.
Responsibility: Henry G. Schogt.


The seven stories in The Curtain reveal how two families - one Jewish, one non-Jewish - fared in the Netherlands during the German occupation in World War II. Each vignette highlights a specific  Read more...


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``Henry Schogt and his wife, Corrie, were only 12 and 11 respectively when World War II began. The Curtain is Schogt's account of six difficult years for a Dutch boy and a Jewish girl in Holland.... Read more...

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