The Clean Daughter A Cross-Continental Memoir April 27, 2022 By Collegeville Institute Jill Kandel NDSU Press , 15 April 2022 "Visit this title on the publisher's website" “When Jill Kandel married Johan, a man from the Netherlands, she never imagined the influence her father-in-law, Izaak, would hold over her life. Beneath his calm demeanor and clerical garb, Izaak carried the wounds of growing up in Nazi- Occupied Holland. Childhood chaos led him to become a man who had all the answers. For everyone. Except himself. Izaak decided to end his life – while still a primarily healthy man – using legalized euthanasia in the Netherlands. The long tumultuous relationship between daughter-in-law and father-in-law was over. But Kandel couldn’t move on. Ten years later, still exhausted by thoughts of Izaak, she returned to the Netherlands searching for understanding. The Clean Daughter is a story about building family across cultural, linguistic, and geographical divides. The complicated ways families both destroy and heal one another underpin Kandel’s story of a family held together by tenacity, curiosity, and courage.” Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.