Johannes Krane’s Odyssey
of Survival & Bravery During WWII

Johannes Krane’s Innocence Denied is a moving account of a stolen childhood and a story of strength in the face of unimaginable adversity.

A Poignant Reminder of the
Atrocities of War

Experience the harsh realities of war through the powerful pages of Innocence Denied: A Holocaust Childhood.

Innocence Denied: A Harrowing Tale of
Survival & Sacrifice

Innocence Denied features the story of a child’s loss of innocence during the Holocaust.


About The Author

Johannes Krane

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Johannes Krane witnessed firsthand the atrocities of World War II and the Nazi occupation that scarred his childhood. But instead of succumbing to the traumas of war, Johannes channeled his strength and perseverance toward building a new life in America.

With an unyielding spirit, he excelled in his education and later as a successful entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. His passion for art led him to establish galleries showcasing breathtaking works worldwide. As a true visionary, Johannes even anticipated the rise of online bookselling, founding Elephant Books during the early days of Amazon. Through it all, he remains a shining example of resilience and the strength of the human spirit to overcome adversity.

About The Book

Innocence Denied: A Holocaust Childhood

Johannes Krane’s memoir Innocence Denied: A Holocaust Childhood features his story from the harrowing period of WWII when he was only an innocent ten years old. Johannes and his family fought to survive the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Johannes and his brother, Dick, were forced to engage in sometimes legal and often unlawful dealings to help their deaf and mute parents make ends meet.

The plot centers around how the two brothers shielded their family from death and starvation while losing their childhood innocence in the process. The poignant memoir serves as a reminder of the devastation that war inflicts on the innocent.


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