[Video and text] How writer Dina-Perla processed her extreme youth: “I started to push back”

Dina-Perla NH Nieuws

From the window of her home in Amsterdam’s Van Baerlestraat, Dina-Perla Portnaar looks out onto the street where she grew up. “I literally look down on my old life.” The symbolism is evident, because she had to free herself not only from the strict Orthodox Jewish environment from which she came, but also from her psychologically disturbed mother.

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