Behind the Fireplace: Memoirs of a girl working in the Dutch Resistance

Behind the Fireplace: Memoirs of a girl working in the Dutch Resistance

Andrew Scott Grietje Scott / Sep 15, 2019

Behind the Fireplace Memoirs of a girl working in the Dutch Resistance As World War progressed the Okma family took six Jewish refugees into their house hiding them in a secret room behind their fireplace The youngest daughter Kieks joined the Resistance deliverin

  • Title: Behind the Fireplace: Memoirs of a girl working in the Dutch Resistance
  • Author: Andrew Scott Grietje Scott
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  • Page: 498
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  • As World War 2 progressed, the Okma family took six Jewish refugees into their house, hiding them in a secret room behind their fireplace The youngest daughter, Kieks, joined the Resistance, delivering illegal newspapers, guiding British parachutists around The Hague and preparing safe houses for Special Forces who were dropped in from England As the War continued, she fAs World War 2 progressed, the Okma family took six Jewish refugees into their house, hiding them in a secret room behind their fireplace The youngest daughter, Kieks, joined the Resistance, delivering illegal newspapers, guiding British parachutists around The Hague and preparing safe houses for Special Forces who were dropped in from England As the War continued, she fell in love with a Resistance commander, and worked with him to rescue wounded colleagues, steal weapons from German arms dumps and move weapons around the country They had a tumultuous parting and she continued her work, acting as a courier with a two hundred km bike ride to the north of Holland When she returned home, she appreciated how much the war had changed her and her boyfriend, and prepared to try a reconciliation.She escaped a firing squad four times, and survived the war, mentally scarred by her experiences She sought help, but the help she was offered came in a poisoned chalice, and she kept her secret to herself for almost fifty years.Her family in Holland was recognised by Yad Vashem, the Israeli organisation that records those who saved Jews from the Holocaust, and she was awarded a pension for her work in the Resistance by the Dutch foundation Stichting 1940 1945 It was only when these organisations acknowledged the truth of her claims that she had the confidence to tell her family of the events from long ago.

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    1. Behind the Fireplace: Memoirs of a Girl Working in the Dutch Resistance is by Andrew Scott. It is a biography of his mother and her actions during World War II in Holland. Grietje Okma was born in Leeuwarden in Friesland in the northern part of Holland in January, 1922. She was nicknamed Kieks. She was the youngest of eight children. She had a relatively normal childhood with her loving family. Her older brother Willem and older sister Martha loved to travel and visited Germany before the war. O [...]


    2. Most readers are familiar, at least at a minimal level, of The Diary Of Anne Frank. Some of us are familiar with a bit more, with the brave figure that the then teenager - around the same age, and living not too far away - Audrey Hepburn was, in playing her part in the Dutch resistance, and going through horrors personally, despite her family's aristocratic background that made it a voluntary and thereby that much braver an act. This work fits with those somewhere, in that it's the story of a yo [...]


    3. The true story of a selfless heroineWhat an amazingly strong and incredibly brave woman! Reading this harrowing account was truly an eye-opening and heartwrenching experience for me, as I had never read any thing detailing WW2 and the holocaust from a non-jewish perspective until now. I honestly feel honored to have gotten to know Kieks through reading this book; her powerfully inspiring life is one that will never ever forget. My words cannot do enough justice in this review, but I have no doub [...]


    4. I have to be honest, the writing is not that great. But the story is interesting. I appreciated how it touched on the stress of hiding people during wwii and the post traumatic stress for people who lived through that time. So for the sake of the story, I give four stars.



    5. An enlightening accountI chose this book because of of my interest inww2 history. I just didn't realize how much post traumatic syndrome experienced by so many people.


    6. Amazing bookThis story is truly amazing,reading about all the hard times the family had to go through and how they were able to overcome all the hard times is truly amazing.


    7. I wavered between admiring a family providing refuge to those wanted by the Nazis and irritation with the sometimes disjointed narrative. The positive is the importance of remembering and understanding the terror created by the German march across Europe and mission of creating an Aryan master race and the bravery and commitment of the Dutch Resistance. We're reminded of the impact one person or a small group can have against the forces of evil.This story could be richly enhance with focused org [...]


    8. An interesting perspectiveNot the best and easiest to read writing style, but an absolutely fascinating view of what happened during the war years in Holland. And, perhaps an object lesson on how we treat women heroes.


    9. Wartime This was an excellent read. It helped me appreciate the work many dutch people did this protect Jews during that to!e of war.


    10. A great history lesson.Lest we forget! War is deplorable but mankind has been killing its own since the beginning of time. Will it ever stop?


    11. Wish I could have met herSuch a brave family. To sacrifice so much only to be told you're a liar is an injustice in itself.


    12. After the end I cried. I hate to think that the heroine felt so abandoned and forgotten. She was strong, determined, and so very brave. I can't even begin to say enough to let you know, you have to read this book!


    13. Rating 3.5. Because this book relies heavily on memory, it shares many of the problems I had with The Luck of the Jews. The big difference here is that there were many people who could and did verify the information and thus validated it, not least were the people hidden by the family for 3 years and the head of her resistance unit. Although a very interesting account, it suffers from some confusion and disjointed areas. I suspect much of that was because Kieks was so reluctant to relive it all. [...]


    14. You really feel it, this struggle of Kieks. This unfortunate time in her life, in the life of mankind. This angle is so strong and clear. I know it's true because of actions of others around her. It's as if her descriptions are ones I have lived through. I would recommend this story to anyone, to all, especially to teen and young adults. I wish she had written more about her mother who raised such wonderful children.


    15. Interesting but unpolishedThe info Scott relates about his mother's life and activities in the Dutch Resistance is interesting and important. Nonetheless, the book itself is not professionally edited or published and thus is lacking in terms of clarity and structure in many instances. It's really an account that is more appropriate for family records than for a general audience.


    16. HarrowingThe author must have mixed emotions for his mother. She was scared but continued to go out and find money ,food and try to find safe places for the child . Realizing the family that took him needed money for his keep. This young women felt responsible for the people they took in and did more than her share to save their lives.


    17. My thoughts I found a different side of the war and the chances some of the People took in order to help fight. The German Gestapo.i.e.The book was very interesting . I learned more about a differentCountry,s involvement in WWII. I did find it sometimes confusing.


    18. A different perspectiveWonderfully transcribed. We all know the stories from "the hidden" now we get the story from "the hinders".Your perspective after reading Kiek's story will be forever changed.


    19. Story of a young girls family who hides out Jews in their home in The Hague Netherlands, during WW2. Also her time in the Dutch Resistance, worth a read and gives you some insight into what people went through during this time in history.


    20. Brave soulsLoved how very personal this story was of the brave souls that hid News during the war. Because it is a small county, it's history during German occupation is not often told. It was an eye opener for me.


    21. Touching readGreat that this book was finally published. The author's mother suffered terribly for so many years but it seems she gained some amount of mental relief in later life. A touching read for anyone interested in the many atrocities of WW II.


    22. Exceptionally WrittenI could not put this book down. It is nearly 1am and I have to be at work at 7 am. That should describe how good this book is.


    23. StunningIncredibly brave young Dutch woman's story of her family's role in the Nazi resistance efforts during WW2. Recommend to anyone.



    24. The horrors of warWhile I embraced this book I found it so disturbing. It is amazing that as many Jews survived as did.


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