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Daniel Finkelstein

An Untold Story of the Nazi-Soviet Pact

“Should I mention that I saw Anne Frank in Belsen? Do you think they’d be interested in that?” I was in my late teens when my mother was first asked to give a talk about her experiences as a German refugee and Dutch Jew in the Second World War. Until the late 1970s, people rarely asked her about it, and she didn’t want to be a bore.Then things began to change. Within a few years of her first speech, she was giving lectures in schools quite regularly.