Monday, November 5, 2012

Beyond Courage

Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
By Doreen Rappaport
Candlewick Press, 2012. 228 pgs. Young Adult Nonfiction

Rappaport shares stories of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust, from well-known stories like the Warsaw ghetto to never-before-published accounts of resistance. She tells of sabotage against the German forces, smuggling children out of Nazi-occupied countries, and many other stories of resistance. While in many cases, those resisters lost their lives, their bravery saved the lives of many others and disrupted or delayed the Nazi's work.

This book does a good job showing various type of resistance during the Holocaust and is a valuable addition to the Holocaust genre. The book is broken up into 21 different stories, so readers can read through all of it or just browse a few.


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