Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

This is an educational story about a family in Denmark that helps to hide a young Jewish girl from the Nazis during the occupation.

It is a dramatic story of how the Germans occupied Denmark and the fear they inspired during this time.

In the end, the family helped more than this one little girl. They helped a group of Jewish people escape into Sweden but it wasn't without drama. And even though this one particular story is a true life reenactment, it represented many true-life events.

Reading this story was even more interesting because of the location. I'd been to all the locations mentioned in the book. And my husband's father had been alive and living in these locations during the Nazi occupation. His uncle has shared stories with him about how they were young men during this page in history.

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