|Klaartje at a wedding in april 1940|
I was so impressed of this diary that I want to share the existence of this story with everyone who is reading my blog posts. Of course the diary and the publication are written in Dutch and there seems to be no English translation (yet), so I will copy an English summary, and I will give you some interesting links to different sources, in Dutch and English.
Contrary to Anne Frank's diary, which described her life during the hiding of the Frank's family in Amsterdam, the diary of Klaartje describes the period in Amsterdam before she was deported to the concentration camps in Vught and Westerbork and during her life in these camps. Horrible what she and the other inmates had to endure day and night and day after day.
It is amazing that the anonymous diary was saved by her brother-in-law, just before she was transported from camp Westerbork to the death camp Sobibor. It took until 2008 before the diary was rediscovered by some TV-makers and was revealed in a booklet in 2009, with the title "Alles ging aan flarden" or translated in English "Everything went to pieces".