• Written by Gerard Sonnemans
  • Published in ????
  • 160 pages
  • Rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Earlier this afternoon, I started reading this book and I haven’t stopped reading it till I finished it a few minutes ago (albeit I did made and ate a quick capri salade in the meanwhile). This book is about my father’s uncle and how he actively participated in the resistance against Nazi Germany in the WWII.

The book focusses on the cruelty of the war and the resistance against it in occupied Limburg. It was quite emotional to read about all the things that happened during that time, it suddenly feels so close when you read it from the pen of your family-member. The second half of the book takes place in Sevenum, the place where I grew up and it was such a strange experience to read about all these places and families I know so well and what there roles where in the WWII.

Most of the stories and memorabilia about resistance/collaboration make you wonder what it takes for a man to be on a certain side of history, but this book showed me that a strong community, charity and a sense of adventure will most certainly point you into the direction of the ‘good’.