Which countries had kings then? Number The Stars by Lois Lowry was recommended by a friend, so we picked up the audio book to listen to in the car. Lowry makes her believable by such touches. Ten year old Annemarie remembers life before food shortages and Nazi soldiers in the streets, but she goes to school and plays with her friend and sister. To tell the truth about what is happening and help keep up morale. It turns out that the handkerchief was paramount in the escape plan. When Danes couldn't get leather for shoes, what substitutes are used? They go into hiding so they won't be located in their homes.
They were based on real people, but unlike the account in , these characters never actually lived. The class might view portions of the videos: The Courage to Care, Raol Wallenberg: Between the Lines, The Other side of Faith, They Risked Their Lives, and Weapons of the Spirit. Why do you think it's important to remember this sad period of history? Today, January 27, marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Which is where books can be an incredible help. She says her aunt had died of typhus, a communicable disease. It continues to be produced at major youth and regional theatres, as well as community, university, college, high school, middle school and academy theatres around the world.
Peter opens the casket and gives the warm clothing and blankets concealed within it to the Jewish families. She was unable to take the packet that had fallen out of Mr. As an activity the teacher might have partners invent a code, write a message in it, and exchange their coded messages with other groups. When they get there, Henrik seems like his ordinary self. Ann Marie Johansen is the one who is most threatened by this ordeal and she shows outstanding but believable courage and enterprise in helping her friend. Many, many Danish people secretly rebelled against the unwelcome invasion of their country.
This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed Storyboards can help students identify important parts of a book and allow them to figure out, visually, what the consequences are of certain actions. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry is a realistic historical fiction that portrays a young Danish girl, Annemarie, during the Nazi occupation. The book ends with the war coming to an end. However, the soldiers eventually let her go, and Annemarie makes it to her uncle's boat. She is halted by Nazi soldiers with dogs.
Since these are recommended for older students, they need to be previewed by the teacher to determine if they are appropriate. The Germans are relocating all the jews in Denmark and Ellen and her family find out that they will be relocated. After all, these memoirs will act as the voice of the Holocaust when the victims are no longer with us and able to tell us their stories first-hand. Through Annemaries' eyes, we see the Danish Resistance as they manage to smuggle almost the entire Jewish population, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. They depart in smaller groups to avoid attracting attention. These should be kept in mind as the story unfolds.
I know it can be a hard, painful thing to try to discuss and explain. These are stories of suffering, hope, resistance and, most of all, remembering. Duplication of site materials for redistribution or commerical use is prohibited without permission. Ellen Rosen was also one of the main characters in the story she is a nine year old girl living with her parents. These 8 Holocaust books for kids are excellent starting points — for them, and for everyone. There are no graphic details of the trauma and abuse.
If your best friend were in terrible danger, and you weren't, what would you do? The Johansens have tended their Jewish neighbors houses, waiting for their safe return. How do Danish Jews react? Classroom Connections: Is your class reading this book? They wound up saving nearly all of the 8,000 Danish Jews when the Nazis decided it was time to round them up. No matter which of the activities below you select or the equally good ones you come up with yourselves, the important thing is to enjoy the book and Lowry's skill in creating such memorable characters. I loved the audio book because it makes easier to imagine the character in the book and sucks you into the story. Not only had she never heard of this relative, but none of the visitors speak to each other. There is racial prejudice and even murder and its attendant guilt and suspicion in a taut, memorable book. I loved reading this book when I was younger and now that I am much older loved to reread it to remember the damage that the Germans influence had on the war and on the Jews at the time of the war in Europe.
Johansen tells Annemarie to fill a basket with food and the packet, and run as fast as she can. Archived from on November 27, 2008. Visit the Anne Frank house. The Danish Resistance did manage to smuggle almost its entire Jewish population to safety, nearly 7000 people. The Johansens are fearful that the Nazis would look for Jewish children at school since they have the names of all Jews from the synagogue records.