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Twenty five years after her passing Audrey Hepburn remains the most beloved of all Hollywood stars known as much for her role as UNICEF ambassador as for films like Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany’s Several biographies have chronicled her stardom but none has covered her intense experiences through five years of Nazi occupation in the Netherlands According to her son Luca Dotti “The war made my mother who she was?. As a young girl watching Audrey Hepburn in the many movies she made I found her to genuine graceful and classy Didn't have any idea of who she was nor what she went through before her movie career This book centers on that time a time when a young girl was caught in Hitler's scourges She was living in the Netherlands when Hitler invaded at first things moved slowly but soon the effects could be felt by all She loved ballet took lessons and became uite good She would eventually dance in fundraisers where the money was turned over to the Dutch resistance She saw many atrocities saw many starve to death but one particular act the death of someone close to her would haunt her In fact she never really got over what she experienced during that timeNot only does this wonderfully portrayed her early years but does an excellent job showing Hitler's plans in the Netherlands So a deft portrayal of someone who would grow up to impact many on the screen but also a than adeuate historical The many who would not give in and fought Hitler and his plans with the utmost bravery The book does cover some of Audrey's later film career but only when her future was impacted by her past Very well doneThe narrator Tavia Gilbert was very clear and concise A pleasing narration Parsnips, Buttered: Bamboozle and Boycott Modern Life, One Email at a Time years after her passing Audrey Hepburn remains the most beloved of all Hollywood stars known as much for her role as UNICEF ambassador as for films like Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany’s Several biographies have chronicled her stardom but none has covered her intense experiences through five Lewis Carroll In His Own Account years of Nazi occupation in the Netherlands According to her son Luca Dotti “The war made my mother who she was?. As a Art of Magic the Gathering: Innistrad young girl watching Audrey Hepburn in the many movies she made I found her to genuine graceful and classy Didn't have any idea of who she was nor what she went through before her movie career This book centers on that time a time when a Esposa Humillada (Spanish Edition) young girl was caught in Hitler's scourges She was living in the Netherlands when Hitler invaded at first things moved slowly but soon the effects could be felt by all She loved ballet took lessons and became uite good She would eventually dance in fundraisers where the money was turned over to the Dutch resistance She saw many atrocities saw many starve to death but one particular act the death of someone close to her would haunt her In fact she never really got over what she experienced during that timeNot only does this wonderfully portrayed her early Kto naprawdę go zabił? years but does an excellent job showing Hitler's plans in the Netherlands So a deft portrayal of someone who would grow up to impact many on the screen but also a than adeuate historical The many who would not give in and fought Hitler and his plans with the utmost bravery The book does cover some of Audrey's later film career but only when her future was impacted by her past Very well doneThe narrator Tavia Gilbert was very clear and concise A pleasing narration

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? Audrey Hepburn’s war included participation in the Dutch Resistance working as a doctor’s assistant during the “Bridge Too Far” battle of Arnhem the brutal execution of her uncle and the ordeal of the Hunger Winter of 1944 She also had to contend with the fact that her father was a Nazi agent and her mother was pro Nazi for the first two years of the occupation But the war years also brought triumphs as Audrey becam. I am glad to have read Dutch Girl Audrey Hepburn and World War II by Robert Matzen so I am giving it three stars It covers Audrey Hepburn’s 1929 1993 entire life She is famed both as an actress and humanitarian in her role as Goodwill UNICEF Ambassador The book’s central focus is however as the title indicates her experiences in Velp and Arnhem Holland during the Second World War Clearly memories of the war years were the impetus behind her active participation in the humanitarian endeavors of her later years The death and destruction she saw and the hunger she herself endured shaped her Audrey referred to by her family as Adriaantje was born in Brussels Belgium Her father was English and her mother Dutch In 1935 when Audrey was six her father abandoned the family Audrey felt dumped and discarded of no importance to her father She was enrolled in a school in England her two elder brothers sent off to schools in The Hague With her father gone the tie between mother and daughter became ever stronger Her mother prevented from becoming a dancer herself pushed this as a goal for her daughter In England Audrey was enrolled in ballet school Subjects other than dance held little interest for her When the war began her mother brought Audrey home to her parents in Arnhem Her belief was that Germany would sidestep neutral Holland Her mother’s family although no longer wealthy was of Dutch nobility; she was the daughter of Baron Aarnoud van Heemstra formerly mayor of Arnhem and Governor of Dutch Suriname Audrey’s ballet tutelage continued in Arnhem now under the instruction of Winja Marova Of course Hitler did invade in 1940It is here with the German invasion that the story truly takes hold Her uncle is taken as hostage and killed After his death she her mother and her widowed aunt move to Velp to live with her grandfather Operation Market Garden the Battle of Arnhem the national railroad strike leading to the cutting off of food and fuel supplies and the “hunger winter of 1944 45” are depicted in vivid detail Reading of the famine is grueling While the background information about the families the years leading up to Germany’s invasion of Holland and Audrey’s marriages and later career in film and work with UNICEFF are all covered the central focus of the book are Audrey’s years of young adolescence 1940 1945 during the war This is primarily a book about the Second World War in Holland seen through the eyes of one who lived through it as a child As a star ballet pupil Audrey’s first performances were for the Germans; she was applauded and praised Her mother’s as well as her father’s support of the fascist movement and the Nazis is brought out into the open Her mother’s sentiments and view of the party do appear to have changed during the war; actions are pointed out to demonstrate this The family hid a British soldier in their house Had this been discovered they would have been killed Audrey held dance performances to raise money for the Dutch Resistance After the war her mother’s Nazi sympathies were uestioned Was she a collaborator Well her pro German activities up to 1942 cannot be denied Nonetheless it was decided that she had done nothing to harm the country Of course in the years after the war collaboration would be considered a stain scarcely beneficial Esposa Humillada (Spanish Edition) years of the occupation But the war Kto naprawdę go zabił? years also brought triumphs as Audrey becam. I am glad to have read Dutch Girl Audrey Hepburn and World War II by Robert Matzen so I am giving it three stars It covers Audrey Hepburn’s 1929 1993 entire life She is famed both as an actress and humanitarian in her role as Goodwill UNICEF Ambassador The book’s central focus is however as the title indicates her experiences in Velp and Arnhem Holland during the Second World War Clearly memories of the war Masters of the Air years were the impetus behind her active participation in the humanitarian endeavors of her later Legacy of the Gods years The death and destruction she saw and the hunger she herself endured shaped her Audrey referred to by her family as Adriaantje was born in Brussels Belgium Her father was English and her mother Dutch In 1935 when Audrey was six her father abandoned the family Audrey felt dumped and discarded of no importance to her father She was enrolled in a school in England her two elder brothers sent off to schools in The Hague With her father gone the tie between mother and daughter became ever stronger Her mother prevented from becoming a dancer herself pushed this as a goal for her daughter In England Audrey was enrolled in ballet school Subjects other than dance held little interest for her When the war began her mother brought Audrey home to her parents in Arnhem Her belief was that Germany would sidestep neutral Holland Her mother’s family although no longer wealthy was of Dutch nobility; she was the daughter of Baron Aarnoud van Heemstra formerly mayor of Arnhem and Governor of Dutch Suriname Audrey’s ballet tutelage continued in Arnhem now under the instruction of Winja Marova Of course Hitler did invade in 1940It is here with the German invasion that the story truly takes hold Her uncle is taken as hostage and killed After his death she her mother and her widowed aunt move to Velp to live with her grandfather Operation Market Garden the Battle of Arnhem the national railroad strike leading to the cutting off of food and fuel supplies and the “hunger winter of 1944 45” are depicted in vivid detail Reading of the famine is grueling While the background information about the families the The Dome Builders Handbook years leading up to Germany’s invasion of Holland and Audrey’s marriages and later career in film and work with UNICEFF are all covered the central focus of the book are Audrey’s Pirelli World Rallying 2010-2011 years of Jewellery : From Art nouveau to 3D printing young adolescence 1940 1945 during the war This is primarily a book about the Second World War in Holland seen through the eyes of one who lived through it as a child As a star ballet pupil Audrey’s first performances were for the Germans; she was applauded and praised Her mother’s as well as her father’s support of the fascist movement and the Nazis is brought out into the open Her mother’s sentiments and view of the party do appear to have changed during the war; actions are pointed out to demonstrate this The family hid a British soldier in their house Had this been discovered they would have been killed Audrey held dance performances to raise money for the Dutch Resistance After the war her mother’s Nazi sympathies were uestioned Was she a collaborator Well her pro German activities up to 1942 cannot be denied Nonetheless it was decided that she had done nothing to harm the country Of course in the Jewellery : From Art nouveau to 3D printing years after the war collaboration would be considered a stain scarcely beneficial

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E Arnhem’s most famous young ballerina Audrey’s own reminiscences new interviews with people who knew her in the war wartime diaries and research in classified Dutch archives shed light on the riveting untold story of Audrey Hepburn under fire in World War II Also included is a section of color and black and white photos Many of these images are from Audrey’s personal collection and are published here for the first time. I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewAudrey Hepburn is such an iconic actress and I've seen so many of her films multiple times Outside of her films though I didn't know much about her life especially as a young woman growing up during WWII in Europe This biography from Robert Matzen is a fascinating read if you're interested in her life I learned so much about her and I can definitely say that I have a newfound respect for her knowing what she went through Audrey and her family lived through the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands and witnessed the terrible events of the war first hand including the Hunger Winter of 1944 45 I knew nothing about her parents going in and their story is just as interesting given all of the circumstances One thing that I didn't expect was the close connection between Audrey and Anne Frank they were almost exactly the same age and lived fairly close to one another but their lives were very different It's easy to see how she grew to become the woman she did especially when it comes to work with children and UNICEF