Each Friday we will publish an historical fact based upon the date. Each fact will be accompanied by a book(s) title and perhaps a review or other snippet.
20th June 1943. Today marks the anniversary of the German round up of the Jewish population in Amsterdam.
I visited Amsterdam in my early teens. That visit included amongst others a visit to Anne Frank's house. I was incredibly moved by the account of the war years in The Netherlands, the legacy she left behind.
So it will not be a surprise that I am going to suggest The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.
I am also going to suggest this book. The Hidden Life of Otto Frank, who was Anne's father who survived the war.