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  • Published: 17 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473577015
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

Bitter Herbs

Based on a true story of a Jewish girl in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands




A short autobiographical novel about a young Jewish girl in the 1940s from an acclaimed Dutch writer which has been compared to Anne Frank's Diary

'The evening the men came I fled through the garden gate.'

The Netherlands, World War II

When the Nazis invade the Netherlands in May 1940 it's clear that life is changing for the girl and her family. Step by step, the Nazis close in on the Dutch Jews. But when the authorities finally come to the family home a split decision will have devastating consequences.

Marga Minco's autobiographical novel Bitter Herbs is a Dutch classic that has been translated into more than fifteen languages. This deceptively simple and profoundly moving tale is now reissued with a new translation by Jeannette K Ringold.

  • Published: 17 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473577015
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

Praise for Bitter Herbs

The family’s incorrigible optimism enhances the nightmarish effect of this impressive little book. Moving and memorable.

The Times Literary Supplement

The simplicity and complete naiveté of Marga Minco’s account sharpen the impression it makes.

The Jewish Chronicle

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