In this book, Herman de Vries (1961), grandson of Levie de Vries
(1904-1944), describes his own search.
On August 31, 1943, Levie was deported from Westerbork to Poland.
Now the silence about the history is broken. Herman’s search resulted
in a few jigsaw pieces, forming an image of a family severely hit by the
events of 1940-1945.
Herman Frederic de Vries is married and father of five children.
He is a minister in the Protestant Congregation of Dokkum-Aalsum-
Wetsens, the Netherlands.
This book also describes the struggle Herman experiences with his
Jewish descent and his Christian identity. Balance is virtually impossible.
And yet, the book has a hopeful ending. There is trust and hope, because
there is love and life.