Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
Under the noses of the military, Georges Loinger smuggles thousands of children out of occupied France into Switzerland. In Belgium, three resisters ambush a train, allowing scores of Jews to flee from the catt...more
Beyond Courage Book Review
Motele Shlayan ran from the building, with his violin in hand. He was panting hard, but a look of relief appeared upon his face. A few minutes later, the building exploded, along with all of the Nazi soldiers and officials inside of it. German soldiers rushed to the smoldering remains, trying to extinguish the fire, but it was no use and Motele was long gone, escaping on his horse. Looking up at the sky, he shouted in rage and anguish: “This is...more
This is a massive topic for a book for young people, but Rappaport manages to make it comprehensible by dividin...more
This book does a good job showing various type of resist...more
However, this book is (in my opinion incorrectly) cataloged as "juvenile". A Holocaust book? Juvenile? Really? Isn't that a bit over the comprehension and understanding of grade school children? Topically, it's far too mature for little ones, and the author makes it even more inapp...more
Despite the fact that most Europeans did little to aid Jews, or turned in their Jewish neighbors to Nazi and Gestapo leaders, there were many instance...more
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It is a story of the ingenuity, bravery, determination and tenacity of many outstanding figures in labour and concentration camps to overcome the obstacles to rescue.
In spite of careful planning, the extremely...more
Rappaport has done some incredible research to write about Jewish resistance stories that may not have ever been printed or at least not written at a level for young reders. It is a large book (9X10) and is written in a large font with black and white photographs.