Selma van de Perre was 18 when the Nazi's seized the Netherlands in 1940.
For the entire duration of the war, she resisted in every way she could while hiding her Jewish heritage even from her closest allies. Every holocaust story I've ever read has left me breathless, detailing so many acts of courage, unthinkable miracles, and razor thin life and death moments. Selma's memoir is all of this and more. It kept me reading late into the night marveling at her steel grip on hope against all reason and without which she would never have survived Ravensbruck. My Name is Selma is delivered plainly by an amazing woman in her 90s who has gifted us all a fresh cautionary tale. ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker