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Johanna Reiss

Forfatter af The Upstairs Room

4 Works 2,534 Members 33 Reviews

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Omfatter også følgende navne: Hohanna Reiss, Johanna Reiss, Johanna Reiss (Author)

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Værker af Johanna Reiss

The Upstairs Room (1972) 2,173 eksemplarer
The Journey Back (1976) 321 eksemplarer
The Flood (1988) 2 eksemplarer

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Fødselsdato
1932-04-04
Køn
female
Nationalitet
Netherlands
USA
Fødested
Winterswijk, Netherlands
Bopæl
New York, New York, USA
Erhverv
teacher (Elementary or Primary school)
novelist
memoirist
Holocaust survivor
public speaker
Kort biografi
Johanna Reiss, née "Annie" de Leeuw, was born to a Jewish family in Winterswijk, The Netherlands. She and her older sister survived the Holocaust by being hidden for nearly three years in the tiny attic of a farmhouse in the rural village of Usselo by farmer Johan Oosterveld and his family. After World War II, she became an elementary school teacher. She emigrated in the early 1950s to the USA, where she married Jim Reiss, with whom she would have two children. On his urging, she wrote the now-classic young adult novel, The Upstairs Room (1972), based on her personal experiences. It won her numerous awards and she produced a sequel, The Journey Back (1976), which described her family's return to their home and attempts to rebuild their lives after the war.

In a memoir written for adults, A Hidden Life (2009), she confronted memories of childhood as well as her husband's suicide at age 37. An active public speaker, she visits schools to talk to students about the times she lived through.

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Independent Reading Level: Grades 4-5
Buxtehuder Bulle (1975)
Jane Addams Children's Book Award (Honor Book – 1973)
 
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trevorsirmans | 28 andre anmeldelser | Dec 6, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: 4-6
Awards: John Newbery Medal (1973)
 
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Mgtyre | 28 andre anmeldelser | Dec 7, 2022 |
Memoir by a young Jewish girl of being hidden from the Nazis during World War II. The more I read the more I appreciated this story, and felt it should be required reading by adolescents. Nothing graphic, but violence is mentioned in passing, such as knowing that relatives getting on the trains to work camps will never come back.
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fuzzi | 28 andre anmeldelser | Apr 12, 2022 |
Review later. Emotionally powerful and heart-breaking story, especially for someone who has read The Upstairs Room, the first book by Johanna Reiss which tells the story of her hiding as a Jewish child during WWII in Holland.
 
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LuanneCastle | Mar 5, 2022 |

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4
Medlemmer
2,534
Popularitet
#10,134
Vurdering
½ 3.6
Anmeldelser
33
ISBN
76
Sprog
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