BROTHERS IN VALOR : A STORY
New York : Holiday House,
IL 5-8, RL 8.7
1937. You're a young Mormon boy in Nazi Germany. You've witnessed
members of the SS and the Hitler Youth beat up a Jewish family and destroy
their shop. When you are ordered to join the Hitler Youth, what do
you do? Everyone belonged because it wasn't safe to refuse.
(Read pages 58-59, ending with “President Zander ran our branch as if God,
church, and Hitler were all in league.”) Some joined the Hitler Youth
as they had to, but decided to fight against the Nazis from within.
Rudi, Helmuth, and Karl started distributing handbills with the truth about
the war. Truth gleaned from illegally listening to the BBC radio
broadcasts. Truth that could get them killed if the Gestapo caught
them. They were driven to their actions by their faith. They
could not accept the Nazi hatred of Jews. This novel is based on
a true story. Would you be willing to risk your life for your faith?
(Mary Huebscher, Librarian, Holy Cross of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Fiction.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction.
Mormons -- Germany -- Fiction.
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