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
This is a massive topic for a book for young people, but Rappaport manages to make it comprehensible by dividin...more
Rationale: I picked Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys because of the Holocaust/World War II connection. This story is about a fifteen year old Lithuanian girl who gets taken away by the Soviets and put into a camp. She is separated from her father and has to go to a camp with her brother and mother. It is a very sad story and I would recommend it more for 6th grade and up or a more mature audience. Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish R...more
Many Jews "believed" they were being "resettled," not exterminated. Others thought cooperation would save their lives. It didn't. Still others--knew better. They resisted! Their ingenuity, fueled by a determination to survive stoked my admiration.
* Postal carriers destroyed thousands of letters intended for German soldiers; and delivered food parcels, meant for Germans, to the Jews.
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
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
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
Absolutely loved this book!! I have always enjoyed reading about the many wars our country has been involved in, but this brought a new light to World War II. Doreen Rappaport did an amazing job of painting a picture of Jewish resistance and courage during the Holocaust. The facts listed in the book about important dates during the war added to my enjoyment of the book. The book is organized in a way that entices me into reading more. It is eye opening to read about the Jewish resi...more
This book does a good job showing various type of resist...more
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust brings many of these smaller...more