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OUTSTANDING! A BOOK THAT WILL RESONATE IN YOUR MEMORY,
This review is from: The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark (Hardcover)
This beautifully illustrated book and equally beautiful story will touch everyone who is fortunate to read or hear of it.
The Star of David, the symbol of the Jewish faith took a prominent place in history during the Second World War. King Christian X, an especially beloved monarch had made a commitment to all Danes: he would protect them in every way possible.
During the early part of the war, Nazi soldiers replaced the Danish flag with a Nazi flag. King Christian had the flag replaced with the Danish flag. Nazi officials interrogated the king, who declared that if any Nazi carried out the threat to shoot whoever removed the Nazi flag, then that assassin would be guilty of killing the king because he, King Christian X would remove that Nazi flag himself! Seeing how imprudent challenging this king would be, the Nazi officer declared that all Jewish people in Denmark had to identify themselves by wearing a Star of David emblazoned on their clothing.
King Christian X, after long and hard thought, came up with a solution. He decreed that ALL Danes would wear the Star of David and the Nazis wouldn't be any the wiser as to who was Jewish. He called for unity and solidarity among his Danish subjects.
This is such a moving, heartwarming story of how love and solidarity faced up to evil and cruelty. The author does a magnificent job of drawing the line between fact and legend and concludes by saying how we really need this story. That is so true. We really do need this story.
I really love this book.