Hope and D-Day

The invasion of Normandy began on June 6, 1944, the date most people think of when they hear the term D-Day. What was life like here in Holland during that war?? Thanks to a gift from Elton Bruins, we have a circulating copy of a new book edited by two members of the Hope College HASP group, Eileen Nordstrom and George D. Zuidema, MD, called Hope at the Crossroads: the War Years which can give us some idea. It is a delightful collection of remembrances written by Hope alumni and alumnae (I was particularly amused by the writer who explains charades to the electronic generation). The photographs and illustrations are also wonderful. If you love Hope, history, or storytelling this is the book for you.

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