Flory: A Miraculous Story of Survival

By Flory A. Van Beek
Read by Kirsten Potter

7.08 Hours 04/01/2008 unabridged
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Like Anne Frank, Flory Van Beek was a young girl caught in the ruthless Nazi occupation of Holland—but Flory survived to recount her extraordinary story of persecution and survival. Flory and her husband, Felix, endured the sinking of a ship bound for safety in the New World, the increasing danger of the occupation, and finally a life in hiding. There, cut off from the outside world and their families, they faced the hunger and stress of daily life in confined quarters along with the ever-present threat of discovery and certain death. This inspiring account vividly captures the terror of the Holocaust while telling a poignant story of love and courage.

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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A New York Times Bestseller

Like Anne Frank, Flory Van Beek was a young girl caught in the ruthless Nazi occupation of Holland—but Flory survived to recount her extraordinary story of persecution and survival.

Flory and her husband, Felix, endured the sinking of a ship bound for safety in the New World, the increasing danger of the occupation, and finally a life in hiding. There, cut off from the outside world and their families, they faced the hunger and stress of daily life in confined quarters along with the ever-present threat of discovery and certain death. This inspiring account vividly captures the terror of the Holocaust while telling a poignant story of love and courage.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I have always believed in survivor’s testimonies: they are unique. It is impossible to understand the Holocaust and its meaning without becoming acquainted with their experiences, which they alone can tell with true authority.” Elie Wiesel
“This moving story of courage and survival is a must read for everyone, so that future generations of the world should never forget the Holocaust.” Rabbi Marc S. Rubenstein, spiritual leader of Temple Isaiah of Newport Beach
“A Dutch-Jewish Holocaust survivor now living in California, Van Beek recalls her harrowing experiences at the mercy of the Nazis…This has intrinsic value as a Holocaust survivor testimony.” Publishers Weekly
“[A] gripping, extraordinary, and surprisingly uplifting story…Complemented by an outstanding performance by narrator Kirsten Potter…Potter conveys the stress the Van Beeks felt and highlights the remarkable faith and strength of the many other people who also fought to stay alive. Potter also demonstrates that authenticity and emotion can outweigh a somewhat simplistic writing style, especially during the scene in which Van Beek explains how she eventually received the letter her mother wrote on the train to Auschwitz.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Flory A. Van Beek

Flory A. Van Beek came to America in 1948 carrying a suitcase full of papers and photographs that she had buried while in hiding during the Holocaust. This material is now one of the largest collections from the Netherlands housed in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Flory and her husband, Felix, live in Newport Beach, California.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English