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A Safe House: Holland 1940-1945

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Reviewed by Dr. Gideon Greif

A Safe House

Maria Jacobs
Seraphim Editions, 2005
152 pages

The writer is an author and a poet. She is the daughter of Righteous Among the Nations Wilhemina Wolsak-Mendelson, and she herself has been recognized as one. In the book she describes her mother's and brother's activity in rescuing Dutch Jews, as well as that of her own. Her mother married one of the Jews she saved, named Mendelson. The book combines autobiographical text and Jacobs' own skillfully written poems.