Recensie: Tamar


Tamar is het debuut van schrijfster Monique Hoolt, ze heeft het boek gebaseerd op verhalen die haar grootouders hebben verteld en op onderzoek. De oorlogsroman is dus fictie maar alle feiten kunnen echt gebeurd zijn.
Tamar is een Joods meisje dat in de handen van Antonia wordt gelegd terwijl haar echte moeder op de vlucht slaat voor de SS’ers die haar op de hielen zitten. Antonia kan het niet over haar hart krijgen de Joodse baby aan te geven en beslist Tamar op te voeden als haar eigen kind.
Antonia kan snel hulp krijgen uit onverwachte hoek, zo leert ze verzetsmensen kennen die haar meehelpen. Maar haar eigen zus die getrouwd is met een NSB’er kan ze niet helemaal vertrouwen. En al snel kom je erachter dat in oorlogstijd geen medelijden is en mensen een onschuldige baby willen verraden voor enkele gulden. Het boek wordt tussendoor ook afgewisseld met enkele getuigenissen van Anna, een Joods meisje dat niet is kunnen onderduiken en in concentratiekampen moet vechten voor haar leven.

Tamar is anders dan de meeste oorlogsromans, het verhaal stopt niet bij de bevrijding door de geallieerden, het gaat verder. Er komt een mooi beeld van hoe moeilijk de opbouw is van een nieuwe maatschappij, maar ook van de haat tegenover ‘landverraders’ en de oorlogstrauma’s van vele mensen. Daarna komt er een derde en laatste deel 20 jaar na het einde van de Tweede Wereldoorlog, waarin nog steeds duidelijk is dat de oorlog sporen naliet, maar waar ook mooi wordt aangetoond dat hoop en vrede een land kan doen herrijzen.

Monique Hoolt beschrijft heel mooi en duidelijk hoe het is om te leven, je merkt dat er goed onderzoek is verricht. De spanning blijft er ook in, waarom was de moeder van Tamar op de vlucht? Wie is Anna? Gaat Tamar het overleven? Worden de verzetsstrijders gevat? Maar ook de vraag: wanneer stopt die hel?

Je leeft mee met de hoofdpersonages, en er zijn vele zinnen die je raken en waar je even over moet denken voor je weer verder kan lezen. Ook komt er een stukje van de speech van Clara Goldman in het boek voor en je wordt meteen geraakt door haar woorden. Hoe kan een mens zijn medemens zoveel kwaad aandoen?

Ook zijn de personages mooi uitgewerkt en ontdek je de manier waarop mensen door oorlogstijd kunnen veranderen in stille verzetsstrijders of profiteurs op de zwarte markt.

Tamar is een goed geschreven en aangrijpend boek, dat zich mooi weet te onderscheiden van andere oorlogsromans door de diepgang en de uitgewerkte nasleep van de oorlog.


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Crisis The Ultimate Moment To Create A New Reality
I've been feeling for months that there's something completely new to do. Completely away from the existing concepts. Already from March last year, when I was still in Spain where even the army was walking down the streets, I immediately felt peace: 'This is the intention'. And even though I saw a lot of things wrong in the world, I also felt “I don't have to fight.”. That felt pretty contradictory; if I don't fight then I'm gonna let this happen when I feel it's not right. huh? I didn't really understand that. I'm gonna get something out of the way? Don't I dare to face the confrontation? I even participated in a manifestation a few months ago to feel if I didn't have to stir up the rebel within myself. But I didn't feel it there, no matter how well-intentioned, I felt that it wasn't my place. From Your Comfort Zone - Last week the quarter really fell. Fight is not the answer. And don't think about what needs to be done either. Because we can only think of that in existing frameworks and concepts, within the current system. And then you end up thinking the same thing, but with a different sauce. The real renewal is in the transformation from THINK to BE and from there CONNECT. Yeah, now it might be a little soaring for some of you. But more natural and grounder I can't actually make it. It's about presence and about the energy field. Everything in the end is energy. Where my attention is going is what comes. This is a fact that I have often used in my life, for my art, in how I do business and how I live. That was pretty comfortable in my own bubble. Create on my own square meter. I even sat on a mountain in Spain for it. Because I thought I'd better get as far away from the system as possible so I could create my own reality. And I think for sure it helped me in the beginning to experiment without too many stimuli from the outside world. But I didn't come back for nothing, I also felt that I had to do something at the bottom of that mountain, in the world.. And I obviously chose a wonderful moment for that. 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐦𝐞𝐭 (𝐛𝐞)𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐤𝐞𝐧, 𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐢𝐣𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧 - What this situation requires is new, also for me. It's about creation in the complete field, the bigger picture. And I know by now, if I can't, I only have one thing to do: stop thinking and make time to experiment! The two of you are putting a field* ten times easier so that's how I sat on the couch with my love on Sunday evening. We experimented with feeling a new intention, purely to feel a new energy field and connect with it. With what our heads can't think of anymore. That went amazingly easy. Pure that intention was all that was needed, immediately I felt tingling, my head opening as if I had no skull anymore, I felt that together we were dissolving a kind in the energy. It took maybe only 15 minutes but it also felt crystal clear for both of us: This is what we are going to do; BEING in not knowing, but practicing, playing, feeling and experiencing! 𝐍𝐢𝐞𝐮𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐣𝐤𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐝, 𝐧𝐢𝐞𝐮𝐰𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐞! - The coincidence wanted (yes synchronicity is brilliant) that I could practice with this field the next day because I went to the office for the first time in six years! I took my jacket out of the mothballs, and I went to do another - for my - very old system in. After an exciting brainstorming session I drove back home; an intense sense of happiness flooded me. I literally felt that I wasn't in the old field anymore. I felt a new reality (I know, this is with words not explaining but I'm just trying). It was like looking into the world with new eyes. I was in the existing system. I drove home with working Netherlands on the highway. But it felt completely different, as if I had driven into another reality. A parallel life that always existed next to the life I knew. I've been laughing in my car. I came home really euphorically. This is what we can all do! Get our energy out of the old system. Just that, without finding any of that system (because then I'm already there with my energy). No: just focus the energy and my attention on the reality that also wants to be created and which I do not yet know at all. If we all pull our energy away from the drama that currently controls our lives and timelines, then it simply doesn't exist anymore. There really is no need for a trial or demonstration. Not a drop of blood to flow. How genius is that! Out of the head, no more thinking or fighting. And yes: this is new. You may never have done or felt this before. Sitting in the field and not knowing is mega exciting, because you don't know, you don't know what's going to happen or what that looks like or how it should feel. But that's just the right thing, if you knew it, you would still be in an existing concept. It is in surrender inviting a new reality. Ohhh what do I feel to the depths of my cells that this is exactly what needs to be done. So I invite you with all my heart to experiment! *I just got the question, 'what is a field put?'. I'm going to make an attempt to explain. It's about energy. The best way to feel and try yourself is to hold your hand in front of you with the palm up. Now feel the space 5 centimeters above your palm. Yes, exactly, I ask you to feel the space above your hand.. If you do that, you will find that you do feel something. So you can feel something outside your body with energy and your attention. By putting your attention so strongly on that energy around you, you turn the energy field on as it were. This makes the field that is always around you really felt for you and you can start playing with it. Pure by putting an intention, a thought, puts your energy in the field. Without steering, purely surrender to everything you do not know is allowed to happen; -) Let the magic begin! Photo by Joshua Sortino on Unsplash #spirituality #consciousness #creation #fromtheotherside
Sunrise Veluwe Forest Aan de Ground
I saw the group sunset and realized that I recently shot a beauty at the Veluwe. I live here on the moor so in early this picture shot. #sunset