A tale of hope, courage and resilience, My Name Is Selma is the internationally bestselling memoir of a Dutch Jewish Resistance fighter who survived Ravensbr ck concentration camp.
Selma van de Perre was a member of the Dutch Resistance organization TD Group during the Second World War. Shortly after the war she moved to London, where she worked for the BBC and met her future husband, the Belgian journalist Hugo van de Perre. For a number of years she worked as foreign correspondent for a Dutch television station. In 1983 Selma van de Perre received the Dutch Resistance Memorial Cross and in 2021 she received a Royal Distinction, conferred by the Dutch Ambassador in London. Selma is one of the few remaining survivors of Ravensbr ck concentration camp who are still alive today. She lives in London and has a son.
Shows us how to find hope in hopelessness and light in darkness. *
EDITH EGER, author of THE CHOICE and THE GIFT *
It is impossible not to marvel at her steadiness and courage. * TLS *
The most extraordinary story. * James Holland *
An incredible tale of heroics and survival. * DAN SNOW *
Selma van de Perre risked everything to help defeat Hitler... An incredible life story. * The Mirror *