Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The Battle of the Nieuwmarkt was the beginning of a loving relationship between Joseph and Fietje. They married in 1912 and had a daughter, Rebekka, in 1912. They moved into a small shop on Nieuwe Kerkstraat in 1921, and five years later, they had a son, Jacob. #2 The Brilleslijper family lived in the Jewish Quarter in Amsterdam, and they were very close with their neighbors. But as the 1920s progressed, life got harder for the family. They were forced to move several times, and in 1925, Opa Jaap died. With the help of his brother Ruben, Joseph took over the wholesale business and moved his family into a house filled with other family members on Marnixstraat. #3 The sisters were very different. Lien was a dreamer, while Janny was down-to-earth and had a strong will like her mother. Lien had a great talent for music, and she secretly took classes with the choreographer Lili Green. #4 Janny, the younger sister, doesn’t last more than six months at the sewing studio. She is impatient and rebellious, just as she was at school. She calls herself spiritual but not religious. She grows up in the heart of the Jewish Quarter, but never goes to the synagogue.