Her Story

Dientje Kalisky was born in Bussum, Holland on May 20, 1938. She was just four years old when she went into hiding in 1942, and was eight when she was reunited with her parents.

Dientje has memories from before the war and detailed accounts of her experience in hiding. She explores not only the physical pain and trauma of the Holocaust, but also emphasizes the long-lasting psychological effects that such an experience has had on herself, her surviving family, and even her children.


Dientje Krant Kalisky

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Dientje's third hiding place, at the age of four years old. This woman (Maatje LeFebre) and her husband took Dientje in and treated her very well, but they were too old to care for her and gave her to a nun who would be able to hide her.