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Tunnell, Michael O.
New York : Holiday House, 2001.
IL 5-8, RL 8.7
ISBN 0823415414
It's 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
SUBJECTS:     World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Fiction.
                        Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction.
                        Mormons -- Germany -- Fiction.


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