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Hitler s Savage Canary

Author : David Lampe
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After Adolph Hitler made plans to create a “model protectorate” out of Denmark, Winston Churchill predicted the nation would become the Fuhrer’s tame canary. Isolated from the Allies and fueled only by a sense of human decency and national pride, the Danes created an extraordinary resistance movement that proved a relentless thorn in the Nazis’ side. German troops were stymied again and again by the sabotage of railways and airbases and some 7,000 Jews were carried to safety in Sweden. They were not soldiers—they were simply ordinary citizens who refused to stand idly by and witness an atrocity. The story of their selfless courage and daring should inspire countless future generations.

Hitler s Canary

Author : Sandi Toksvig
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Ten-year-old Bamse and his Jewish friend Anton participate in the Danish Resistance during World War II.

Murder and Society

Author : Peter Morrall
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Human psychological and physical well-being is damaged and destroyed when people are deliberately killed by other people. There are millions of primary and secondary victims of murder throughout the world, and human society as a whole is a tertiary victim of murder. Despite this, people are often fascinated and engrossed by stories of homicide and killers. This book provides a fascinating exploration of murder, providing an insight into what leads people to kill and what effect this has on society as a whole. This book is organized into five chapters that each answer a specific question on murder: What is Murder? Who Commits Murder? Why Commit Murder? Why is Murder Devastating? Why is Murder Fascinating?

Hitler and Spain

Author : Robert H. Whealey
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The Spanish Civil War, begun in July 1936, was a preliminary round of World War II. Hitler's and Mussolini's cooperation with General Franco resulted in the Axis agreement of October 1936 and the subsequent Pact of Steel of May 1939, immediately following the end of the Civil War. This study presents comprehensive documentation of Hitler's use of the upheaval in Spain to strengthen the Third Reich diplomatically, ideologically, economically, and militarily. While the last great cause drew all eyes to Western Europe and divided the British and especially the French internally, Hitler could pursue territorial gains in Eastern Europe. This book, based on little-known German records and recently opened Spanish archives, fills a major gap in our understanding of one of the 20th century's most significant conflicts. Its comprehensive treatment of German-Spanish relations from 1936 through 1939, bringing together diplomatic, economic, military, and naval aspects, will be of great value to specialists in European diplomacy and the political economy of Nazi imperialism, as well as to all students of the Spanish Civil War.

Bridges to Understanding

Author : Linda Pavonetti
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This annotated bibliography, with descriptions of nearly 700 books representing more than 70 countries, provides stories that will help children understand our differences while simultaneously demonstrating our common humanity.

Historical Fiction for Young Readers grades 4 8

Author : John Thomas Gillespie
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Presents an introduction to historical fiction for readers in grades four through eight, listing eighty titles of works for this age group and providing plot summaries, characters, historical background, and selected passages for discussion.

Rescue in Denmark

Author : Harold Flender
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“German troops entered [Denmark, a] country of four and a half million persons on April 9, 1940, and three years passed before the purge against Danish Jews was begun. On the night of October 1, 1943, the Nazi boot kicked open doors in rooms largely empty. Only a fraction of the Danish Jews — 472 — were caught and sent to Theresienstadt Concentration Camp (where 53 of them died). The remaining 7,500 escaped — thanks to one German and several thousands of their countrymen. How? That was the question that puzzled the American journalist and television-writer, Harold Flender... He returned to Denmark for intensive research among rescuers and rescued and in archives. This book is the result... Flender brings out the risks and agonies, the drama and the heroism, in straight, professional reporting... [a] well-done work.” — Poul Lassen, The New York Times “One of the most exciting books about the frustration of the Nazis that has come out in a long time... a fabulous story.” — Wilmington News “A marvelous story...” — Chicago Tribune “As thrilling as it is uplifting.” — The Christian Science Monitor “Heartwarming story told in thrilling detail... should he read by everyone...” —Cleveland Plain Dealer “Inspiring and little-known story...” — Columbus Dispatch “Remarkable account of human courage and decency.” — The Denver Post “Powerful, heart-warming... one of the best and most starring stories out of the Nazi terror...” — Grand Junction Daily Sentinel “A graphic story of one of history’s greatest rescues.” — Hartford Times “Suspenseful... lifts the spirit... a rewarding book.” — Honolulu Star Bulletin & Advertiser “Simple, dramatic and moving... One of the most exciting and heartening [stories] to come out of the war.” — The London Observer “Impossible to stop reading... Everybody should read it.” — The London Spectator “An inspiring story of courage and good will...” — Library Journal “Remarkable... Effectively and comprehensively told...” — Los Angeles Times “A book that exceeds in fascination, as well as strangeness and truth, any current work of fiction.” — National Jewish Post & Opinion “Is stranger than fiction.” — Norfolk Virginian Pilot “Definitely should be read...” — Philadelphia Bulletin “Very moving and exciting...” — Publishers’ Weekly “Dramatic... well written account...” — Roanoke Times “Exciting and well documented...” — Sacramento Bee “Moving... true story of adventure and devotion...” — St. Petersburg Times “Easy to read and as exciting as any work of fiction...” — Yorkshire Evening Press (UK)

A Conspiracy Of Decency

Author : Emmy E Werner
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The people of Denmark managed to save almost their country's entire Jewish population from extinction in a spontaneous act of humanity -- one of the most compelling stories of moral courage in the history of World War II. Drawing on many personal accounts, Emmy Werner tells the story of the rescue of the Danish Jews from the vantage-point of living eyewitnesses- the last survivors of an extraordinary conspiracy of decency that triumphed in the midst of the horrors of the Holocaust. A Conspiracy of Decency chronicles the acts of people of good will from several nationalities. Among them were the German Georg F. Duckwitz, who warned the Jews of their impending deportation, the Danes who hid them and ferried them across the Oresund, and the Swedes who gave them asylum. Regardless of their social class, education, and religious and political persuasion, the rescuers all shared one important characteristic: they defined their humanity by their ability to act with great compassion. These people never considered themselves heroes -- they simply felt that they were doing the right thing.

Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens

Author : Silver
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Linda Silver selected the titles that "represent the best in writing, illustration, reader appeal, and authentically Jewish content--in picture books, fiction and non-fiction, for readers ranging from early childhood through the high school years."--P. [4] of cover.

Reading Globally K 8

Author : Barbara A. Lehman
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In Reading Globally, K-8, the authors make the case for why it is necessary to be globally literate and multiculturally aware in today's shrinking world, and they provide the tools teachers need to incorporate appropriate reading selections into primary and secondary school classrooms. By using books from or about other countries, teachers empower students to view the world in a more positive manner, enriching and broadening their students' lives, and ultimately preparing them for life in a global economy and culture. This reader-friendly resource guides teachers and reading programme coordinators in selecting quality books for their classrooms, incorporating global literature into different content areas, and facilitating the discussions that follow. Practical guidance is provided on how to: - Integrate the reading of global texts across the curriculum, with specific application to language arts, social studies, science, maths, and the arts - Locate and evaluate the authenticity and literary merit of potential books, avoiding those that depict stereotypes - Get started!-with an annotated list of children's books, samples of student work, and classroom vignettes from teachers.