Being Jewish in the Netherlands had never been an issue before, but in 1941 it was a matter of life or death for 17 year old Selma van de Perre. After the rest of her family was arrested by the Nazis and sent to the camps, Selma dyed her hair blond, joined the Resistance movement, and took the name Margareta van der Kuit. As "Marga" recounts in this 2003 memoir, for two years she risked her life daily, doing what had to be done, but in July 1944 her luck ran out. Transported to Ravensbrück women's concentration camp as a political prisoner, she would need a level of courage that she did not know she possessed.
"[Van de Perre's] voice, strength, and pain are palpable throughout; everyone can benefit from reading her story."—Library Journal