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The Key is Lost by Ida Vos
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The Key is Lost

by Ida Vos

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I have to admit that at about page 50 I seriously considered putting the book down and sending it on to the next on the list. Since, though, this book is inspired heavily on real experiences I read on out of respect for the author. The tale of survival and hiding in Holland in WWII is amazing and I think often over looked in the retelling of that war.

The book could have been better with stronger editing. Keep reading past the slow and rather trite begining. ( )
  pussreboots | Aug 17, 2014 |
Based on a true story, this historical fiction tells of two young sisters who get separated from their parents and are forced to live hidden away in the attics of Holland in order to escape from being caught by the Nazis. ( )
  STBA | Oct 15, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0688162835, Hardcover)

What would it be like to lose your home, your family, and even your name?

Eva and Lisa Zilverstijn find out. When they go into hiding from the Nazis during World War II, they lose everything but each other.

As they move from attic to attic, Eva and Lisa must rely on their courage, their imaginations, and the compassion of strangers to survive.

Based on the author's own experiences in Wartime Holland, The Key Is Lost is a moving, understated story about the will to live and how two girls triumph against tremendous odds.

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When the Germans occupy Holland in 1940 and begin to persecute the Jews there, twelve-year-old Eva and her family assume false names and move from one hiding place to another.

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