For a Lost Soldier by Rudi van DantzigFor a Lost Soldier is an artfully told story of love and loss during wartime. The author skillfully creates the mood of uncertainty and lurking danger in the opening pages when eleven year old Jeroen is about to be separated from his family for the first time in his life, due to food shortages in German-occupied Amsterdam. The dangerous journey to Friesland, the homesickness he feels upon his arrival.
For a Lost Soldier: An Interview with Roeland Kerbosch
Finally, though, Kerbosch undercuts the chances he takes with a frustrating vagueness and evasiveness. In the so-called Winter of Hunger in , year-old Jeroen Boman Maarten Smit is sent by his parents along with a group of other Amsterdam children to foster homes in Friesland because there is still an abundance of food along the North Sea. Jeroen is lucky in the family he has been assigned. The father Hait Feark Smink , a fisherman, a strong, loving man, and his wife had requested a girl, as a companion for their daughter, the youngest of their three children, but the couple are as forthright in making him welcome as they are honest in expressing their initial disappointment. This hearty family is as earthy as it is religious; devoutness is a matter of spirituality rather than moralizing or passing judgment. Time passes uneventfully with Jeroen hanging out with Jan Derk-Jan Kroon , a friend from Amsterdam several years older than he and very conscious of the opposite sex. Not long after this, the boys encounter the first troops of liberation, Americans and Canadians.
For a Lost Soldier is an artfully told story of love and loss during wartime. The author skillfully creates the mood of uncertainty and lurking danger in the opening pages when eleven year old Jeroen is about to be separated from his family for the first time in his life, due to food shortages in German-occupied Amsterdam. The dangerous journey to Friesland, the homesickness he feels upon his arrival. What moved me in the film was the way Jerone was drawn to Walt and the boy's fear. I was amazed to discover that about a third of the novel is given over to the boy's experience when he returns to Amsterdam after the war is ended. It is in the last part of the novel that the reader is aware of a disconnectedness that emerges for Jerone; he looks for his former lover and feels detached from the life he has returned to. At the end of the novel the reader encounters the strong impact of Walt on the boy.
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For a Lost Soldier Dutch title: Voor een Verloren Soldaat is a Dutch film based upon the autobiographical novel of the same title by ballet dancer and choreographer Rudi van Dantzig.
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In Memoriam Rudi van Dantzig 1933-2012
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