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Ditte Stein was born on the day that the Netherlands capitulated. In 1943, the Stein family are informed that they have to report to Camp Vught. They decide to go into hiding – without Ditte, who is taken in by the housekeeper. Only a week and a half later, 3-year-old Ditte is picked up and put on transport to Auschwitz all on her own. Lotte, Ditte’s foster sister survives the war and, years later, returns to the village where she grew up. There she relives the painful past – her childhood, Ditte’s first years and the terrible times desperately trying to escape the Nazis.
Press on The Girl Who Disappeared:
‘I declare the novel The girl who disappeared by Els Florijn the best novel
of 2010.’ – Andries Knevel, TV host