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The righteous smuggler /
by Debbie Spring.
imprint
Toronto : Second Story Press, c2005.
description
149 p., [11] p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
1896764975 :, 9781896764979
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imprint
Toronto : Second Story Press, c2005.
isbn
1896764975 :
9781896764979
abstract
Based on real events, The Righteous Smuggler tells the story of Hendrik, the young son of a poor Dutch fisherman who decides to risk his own life to save his friend. In 1940, when his country is invaded by Nazi soldiers, Hendrik is forced to grow up faster than he ever expected. Hendriks family risking their own safety, decided to help their Jewish friends who were being taken away to be imprisoned or worse, by "smuggling" them."
catalogue key
6013333
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"Photographs from the era enhance the storyis truthful inspiration and help the reader see another side of that time, the life of those whose nation is occupied. Suspenseful, fast-paced and detailed with historical information, this book will appeal to readers who are fascinated with the adventure of world historical events."
"Photographs from the era enhance the story's truthful inspiration and help the reader see another side of that time, the life of those whose nation is occupied. Suspenseful, fast-paced and detailed with historical information, this book will appeal to readers who are fascinated with the adventure of world historical events."
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Booklist, January 2006
School Library Journal, April 2006
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During World War II, when Hendrik, the young son of a fisherman in Amsterdam, notices his Jewish friends being barred from school and ostracized by their other classmates, he is determined to stand by them. His parents have always told him to fight injustice. So when Hendrik realizes what Hitler's policies ulitmately mean for his Jewish friends and their families, he hatches a daring plan to help smuggle them out of the country by boat. This latest addition to the award-winning Holocaust Remembrance Series teaches young readers the value of compassion, courage, and sticking to one's convictions -- even in the face of unthinkable evil.
Main Description
For ages 9-12. During WWII, when Hendrik, the young son of a fisherman in Amsterdam, notices his Jewish friends being barred from school and ostracised by their other classmates, he is determined to stand by them. His parents have always told him to fight injustice. So when Hendrik realises what Hitler's policies ultimately mean for his Jewish friends and their families, he hatches a daring plan to help smuggle them out of the country by boat. The book teaches young readers the value of compassion, courage and sticking to one's convictions -- even in the face of unthinkable evil.
Main Description
Hendrik hatches a daring plan to help smuggle his Jewish friends out of Amsterdam.
Unpaid Annotation
During World War II, when Peter, the young son of a fisherman in Amsterdam, notices his Jewish friends being barred from school and ostracized by their other classmates, he is determined to stand by them. His parents have always told him to fight injustice. So when Peter realizes what Hitler's policies ultimately mean for his Jewish friends and their families, he hatches a daring plan to help smuggle them out of the country by boat. Employing their strategy of Blitzkrieg, or "lightning war," the Nazis invaded the Netherlands on May 10, 1940, and quickly occupied the entire area. During the next five years, thousands of Dutch workers were deported to be used as slave labour and ninety percent of the Jewish population were sent to their deaths. In defiance of Nazi rule, brave Dutch people formed an underground resistance movement that was active throughout the war. Their main goal was to rescue Jewish people whenever possible - at considerable risk to themselves. Most of the rescuers chose to offer their homes as refuge. Others led the Jews over land to Switzerland or Spain. Escape by sea was rare, but The Righteous Smuggler is the adventure story of one of those rare rescuers. This latest addition to the award-winning Holocaust Remembrance Series teaches young readers the value of compassion, courage, and sticking to one's convictions - even in the face of unthinkable evil.

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