Not Only Your Holocaust
A journey of six days and thirty-five years
A family history leaves its traces
In Not Only Your Holocaust, Maurits de Bruijn examines how his mother’s ordeals influenced his own life.
It wasn’t until he was an adult that he discovered, during a trip to Israel, that his mother was Jewish, and that, naturally, this made him Jewish too. When they were deported, her parents had entrusted his mother to Christian neighbours, who ended up raising her. With candour and irony, De Bruijn describes how this history had a knock-on effect.