In 1942, Lien de Jong’s mother entrusted her to a network of foster families who were part of the Dutch resistance meant to keep Jewish children safe. But as Lien says, in human nature, there is no black and white.
A moving account of resilience, The Cut Out Girl explores how Holland, once a place of refuge for Jewish people, became a world of betrayal. Hear how the grandson of one of the couples that hid Lien – award-winning author Bart van Es – put her extraordinary story into words.
Bart van Es: The Cut Out Girl is a Sydney Writers’ Festival event, and will take place on Monday, 2 March, 6pm, at City Recital Hall.
The Australian Jewish News has 5 double passes to give away to the event.
Competition entries close 21 Feb at noon.
This competition is open to Australian residents only. Employees of The Australian Jewish News and their immediate families are ineligible to enter. Competition entries close 21 Feb 2020. The winners will be drawn at The AJN Melbourne office on 21 Feb 2020. The winners will be drawn randomly and contacted by email only, using the email registered by the winner. The AJN cannot be held responsible for entrants failing to check their email or providing incorrect information. Winners’ names and details may be passed on to the promoter for winners to redeem prizes. Please note that the prizes are only those mentioned in the competition notice and are non-exchangeable. Tickets are strictly only available for the allocated performance and the allocated seat reflected on the ticket. Winners’ names will not be published due to privacy concerns, however, winners’ names will be kept on record at The Australian Jewish News Melbourne office. Unless otherwise notified, winners must pick up their prize from the AJN offices, located at Level 1, 589 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick, Victoria or Level 1, 55 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, NSW. NSW Permit Number: LTPM/08/00233