The Impact Of Choices
My Father’s Uniform by Jaitsche Wassenaar is a powerful account of the daughter of an NSB member living in Holland during World War II.
The young girl is only eight years old in 1944 and is traumatically impacted by the cruelty she receives from her peers as her father is an NSBer. She is tarred by association.
We hear of life on a farm and see the war through the eyes of a child. We witness the cruelty inflicted by her teacher as the choices of adults disrupt young lives.
My Father’s Uniform is a powerful read for anyone aged twelve years and over. It gives a different perspective to war through the eyes of a young Dutch girl. The ordinary is interspersed with the impacts of choices in war.
I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.