Annemarie has a best friend, Ellen Rosen, who is Jewish. When the Germans come door-to-door, rounding up the Jewish people, Annemarie's family hides Ellen, as one of their own daughters. What was it like for the Jewish people and for those who were brave enough to risk their own lives to protect their friends and neighbors? This book was the recipient of the 1990 Newbery Medal.
136 pages 978-0547577098 Ages 9-12
Keywords: Holocaust, World War II, military, Nazis, courage, helping others, Jewish fiction, Newbery Medal, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, historical fiction
As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.
Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.
With a new introduction by the author.--from the publisher