Bo, Jenny and I: Surviving the Holocaust in Britain: A Family Memoir (Hardback)
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Bo, Jenny and I: Surviving the Holocaust in Britain: A Family Memoir (Hardback)

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Hardback 220 Pages / Published: 30/05/2012
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Bo, Jenny and I is a memoir describing the life of a young woman growing up in unusual circumstances, as well as a discussion of political and sociological effects of troubled times upon "ordinary people." After an early childhood in pre-war Antwerp, the author, her formidable grandmother, and her young, unconventional working mother fled to England in 1940, upon Germany's invasion of Belgium. As refugees, the family adapted to its changed circumstances and to life in World War II England. The political upheavals of the times are reflected in the life of this small family and its remarkable experiences.

Publisher: Academic Studies Press
ISBN: 9781936235735
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm


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What are the deepest impressions Huguette's book made on me? One, certainly, is her vivid portraiture: you come away from it with the sense that you know her grandmother, Bo, and her mother, Jenny, as old family friends. They would make fantastic characters in any novel, but here they are, drawn from real life.--Dr. John McKenzie
This is a very engaging text; I was struck by the way that it blended the personal (including the family dynamics) with the historical.--Jim Wald, Associate Professor of History, Hampshire College
From beginning to end, Bo, Jenny, and I is a fascinating book to read. It is not your typical Holocaust memoir, and as such it may be even more important than more traditional memoirs because it provides readers with a different vantage point from which to view the war - and its consequences. I highly recommend this book for inclusion in all public and private libraries.--Simone Bonim

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