Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend, Ellen Rosen, often think about life before the war. But it's now 1943, and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching in their town. The Nazis won't stop. The Jews of Denmark are being... read more
Anne Marie and her family live in Denmark during the 2nd world war. After hearing news that the German soldiers are taking Jewish families to work camps, Anne Marie's best friend's family the Rosens must flee. Pretending to be Anne Marie's deceased sister the Johnson family helps the Rosens... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Anne Marie and her family live in Denmark during the 2nd world war. After hearing news that the German soldiers are taking Jewish families to work camps, Anne Marie's best friend's family the Rosens must flee. Pretending to be Anne Marie's deceased sister the Johnson family helps the Rosens escape to Sweden.
“No butter sugarn or.CUPCAKES”
'That's all that brave means—not thinking about the dangers. Just thinking about what you must do.Highlighted by 55 Kindle customers
...and I want you all to remember—that you must not dream yourselves back to the times before the war, but the dream for you all, young and old, must be to create an ideal of human decency, and not a narrow-minded and prejudiced one. That is the great gift our country hungers for, something every little peasant boy can look forward to, and with pleasure feel he is a part of—something he can work and fight for.Highlighted by 44 Kindle customers
'Well,' Annemarie said slowly, 'now I think that all of Denmark must be bodyguard for the Jews, as well.'Highlighted by 38 Kindle customers
There had been no real coffee in Copenhagen since the beginning of the Nazi occupation. Not even any real tea.Highlighted by 34 Kindle customers
The Resistance fighters were Danish people—no one knew who, because they were very secret—who were determined to bring harm to the Nazis however they could. They damaged the German trucks and cars, and bombed their factories. They were very brave. Sometimes they were caught and killed.Highlighted by 33 Kindle customers
The whole world had changed. Only the fairy tales remained the same.Highlighted by 33 Kindle customers
'You will, little one. You saved her life, after all. Someday you will find her again. Someday the war will end,' Uncle Henrik said. 'All wars do.Highlighted by 30 Kindle customers
Peter Neilsen was dead. It was a painful fact to recall on this day when there was so much joy in Denmark. But Annemarie forced herself to think of her redheaded almost-brother, and how devastating the day was when they received the news that Peter had been captured and executed by the Germans in the public square at Ryvangen, in Copenhagen.Highlighted by 29 Kindle customers
O praise the Lord. How good it is to sing psalms to our God! How pleasant to praise him! The Lord is rebuilding Jerusalem; he gathers in the scattered sons of Israel. It is he who heals the broken in spirit and binds up their wounds, he who numbers the stars one by one...Highlighted by 12 Kindle customers
'Halte!' the soldier ordered in a stern voice. The German word was as familiar as it was frightening. Annemarie had heard it often enough before, but it had never been directed at her until now.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
1. Why are you running?
2. Who is the man who rides past?
3. Where is Mrs. Hirsch?
4. It will be a long night
5. Who is the Dark-haired one?
6. Is the weather good for fishing?
7. The house by the sea
8. There has been a death
9. Why are you lying?
10. Let us open the casket
11. Will we see you again soon, Peter?
12. Where was Mama?
13. Run! As fast as you can!
14. On the dark path
15. My dogs smell meat!
16. I will tell you just a little
17. All this long time
Thematic material. One German asks a man if his wife had a child with another man. A women opens her blouse to nurse a baby. A man says that he craves cigaretts. The whole book has a suspenceful feel to it espically if your a Jew. If this was a film it would probably be PG-13 but possibly PG.
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