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on January 31, 2014
I lived through the German Occupation of Denmark From April 9,1940 to May 5,1945( when General Montgomery freed the
Danes from the Germans) ending the occupation. I know several of the stories from the book to be very much accurate and brought
many memories to me from personal experiences . The book is very readable and well written, I was very impressed with
the fact that ordinary Danes took the chance of hiding fellow Danish jews risking being shot if caught and together helped save
approximately 8000 jews from concentration camps,and certain extermination, called by Hitler ; " The Final Solution.". About 400
Jews were caught by the Gestapo because they could not believe they were going to be rounded up and like cattle shipped to concentration camps in countries under german control.

The Editor for Good Housekeeping for a good number of years researched this book by interviewing people who lived through it all and could add to these stories the changes in Denmark and in their own lives to the present day and most of them are still alive today and living in Denmark. They will never forget their experiences , nor will I.
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on October 7, 2012
I know this book was designed for ages 10 and up but I believe it was well done and thoughtful enough for many adults as well. Providing many photos of the people involved and at the end giving descriptions of where they are now was very helpful. And it was good to know that the author had shared her writings with them for review and editing before the final draft. Many times people are interviewed and later find their words were misrepresented somehow.
It was a great read because it is important for people to see that although Hitler was an evil psychopath with a lot of power and charisma, even he would not be able to plow through a place like Denmark where the common people thought of Jews as fellow Danes. Well done, Ellen Levine. And thanks to all those who contributed their stories. We will never forget.
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on November 11, 2017
This book is appropriate for junior high, high school, and adult reading. Honest and direct without being grisly. Heart-warming and ennobling without being sentimental.
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on September 13, 2007
This is a well-written account of the remarkable thing that happened in Denmark during WWII, when a small country refused to separate a group of its people and send them on to certain death. There are many terrific individual stories in the book (many are told first-hand), among them the description of how, during the height of the war, a man in Denmark was arrested and convicted of vandalizing a synagogue in Copenhagen - right under the noses of the Nazis.
It is not a fawning work; the book deals with the Danish Nazi collaborators. But above all it is a tale of a people who did not look at their neighbors and see Jews, but looked at their neighbors and saw Danes like themselves.
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on January 6, 2014
My Father was blocked from returning to Denmark during WWII by the Nazis. It was nice to read what his friends and family in Denmark did to resist the Nazis. An easy read that helps students understand the will and power of the Danish Resistance.
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on February 10, 2016
Excellent insight into the Danish Resistance during WWII. Highly recommend.
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on October 9, 2015
love reading real history
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on April 20, 2015
Interesting piece of History of Denmark.
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on November 28, 2014
Excellent
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on January 7, 2013
As a former 4th grade teacher, my opinion is that this book is not for children.
To a child, this book would be dull and tiresome to read. It has far too much historical
detail, even for adults, unless they really enjoy many small facts. Possibly some 7th
graders and above would enjoy the book.
The action picks up after page 83, but I don't think a child would read this book that
far.
The pictures are actual historical photographs, which are worth looking at.
I quickly went through parts of the book and then tossed it. It's not worth keeping.
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