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Beyond Courage free pdf In a stirring chronicle, Doreen Rappaport brings to light the courage of countless Jews who organized to sabotage the Nazis and help other Jews during the Holocaust. Under the noses of the military, Georges Loinger smuggles thousands of children out of occupied France into Switzerland. In Belgium, three resisters ambush a train, allowing scores of Jews to flee from the cattle cars. In Poland, four brothers lead more than 1,200 ghetto refugees into the forest to build a guerilla force and self-sufficient village. And twelve-year-old Motele Shlayan entertains German officers with his violin moments before setting off a bomb. Through twenty-one meticulously researched accounts - some chronicled in book form for the first time - Doreen Rappaport illuminates the defiance of tens of thousands of Jews across eleven Nazi-occupied countries during World War II. In answer to the genocidal madness that was Hitler's Holocaust, the only response they could offer was resistance, and their greatest weapons were courage, ingenuity, the will to survive, and the resolve to save others or to die trying. There are maps integrated throughout the text and extensive end matter includes: timeline of important events, index, pronunciation guide and source notes. One of the only anthologies of collective Jewish resistance during the Holocaust that has been written or published for children in the general trade market. For several decades, the stories of Jewish resistance were untold or unknown, giving rise to the fallacy that Jews went "as lambs to the slaughter." Even the author grew up hearing this view expressed by her parents and elders. This book is a step towards illuminating the truth. Meticulously researched, and including material based on astounding primary sources - interviews the author conducted with some of the people profiled in the book. The author went to Israel twice to seek out people, places, sources, pronunciations, experts, etc.

About Doreen Rappaport

Doreen Rappaport is the author of numerous award-winning non-fiction books for young readers. Beyond Courage, her most ambitious project to date, took five years to research and write. She lives in upstate New York.

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Author : Doreen Rappaport
Publisher : Candlewick Press (MA)
Data Published : 11 September 2012
ISBN : 0763629766
EAN : 9780763629762
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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