The Walls Came Tumbling Down
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The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Henriette Roosenburg
Biography & Memoir
Jul 31, 2018
“This is the story of the liberation of four Dutch political prisoners at the end of World War II, and about their trek home to Holland after Russian soldiers had freed them from the prison in Waldheim, a small village in south-eastern Germany.” Thus begins this firsthand account of the adventures of three women and one man in the hellish aftermath of the war in Europe. Gripping and beautiful, Roosenburg’s memoir is a tale of bravery that will make you care deeply about its protagonists, even make you weep at their ordeal and homecoming. It is one of the unjustly neglected gems of Second World War literature.
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Nov 13, 2020
I've said this before - it's fine to agree, but the real value of the 1,000 books list is when one comes to love a book he'd never have heard of without this list. Enter 'The Walls', a page-turning adventure story/historical/political/social commentary, girl power manifesto and, somehow, very funny at times! I've bought a dozen and will get more when I've given these away.
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