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Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust

Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust

Написано Doreen Rappaport

Озвучено Emily Beresford и Jeff Crawford


Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust

Написано Doreen Rappaport

Озвучено Emily Beresford и Jeff Crawford

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Sep 11, 2012
ISBN:
9781469206707
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In a stirring chronicle, Doreen Rappaport brings to light the courage of countless Jews who organized to sabotage the Nazis and help other Jews 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 cattle cars. In Poland, four brothers lead more than 1,200 ghetto refugees into the forest to build a guerilla force and self-sufficient village. And twelve-year-old Motele Shlayan entertains German officers with his violin moments before setting off a bomb. Through twenty-one meticulously researched accounts-some chronicled in book form for the first time-Doreen Rappaport illuminates the defiance of tens of thousands of Jews across eleven Nazi-occupied countries during World War II. In answer to the genocidal madness that was Hitler's Holocaust, the only response they could abide was resistance, and their greatest weapons were courage, ingenuity, the will to survive, and the resolve to save others or to die trying.

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Sep 11, 2012
ISBN:
9781469206707
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  • (2/5)
    While this is certainly a needed book and an excellent source for research and academics, the narrative suffered for the inclusion of so much detail. Teens with a strong interest in the Holocaust or looking for research material will find what they're looking for in this book. Excerpts will also make a powerful addition to classroom units on the Holocaust (and great fodder for meeting Common Core standards!). Back matter is extensive and many archival photographs help bring the people and places to life.
  • (3/5)
    more amazing stories about the resilience of the human spirit in the face of horrific situations
  • (4/5)
    Great chronicle of Jews who resisted during the Holocaust in various ways with most of the stories little known. The best known covered are the Bielski brothers and the Warsaw Uprising. An excellent addition to Holocaust literature for teens.
  • (5/5)
    Rappaport has gathered, scrupulously, sensitively and with great power, what must be the comprehensive account of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. There are the stories many of us know and those that were buried by history, all of them stirring, mesmerizing. The clear, sober telling underscores the extraordinary heroism of her subjects. Rappaport has honored their memory and ourselves by uncovering these episodes and presenting them with such care. The book is beautifully designed and produced, as well. It is essential for children and adults.
  • (5/5)
    Very moving! I highly recommend this book to anyone who is remotely interested in resistance during the holocaust.
  • (5/5)
    This book really brought to life how the Jewish people resisted in any way they could thus dispelling the myth they all went to their deaths like lambs to the slaughter. An account not only of bravery but of the horrors the Jewish people suffered at the hands of the evil Nazis regime that will always stay with me . Extremely well written
  • (4/5)

    Far outside my usual reading, a friend lent me this book. It was not the easiest read in the world, a reminder of the horrible things mankind does to one another, complete with heart-breaking pictures.

    Primarily it made me angry that there are so many apologists and deniers these days who try to pretend history is pretty and no horrible things really happened, that it is all some sort of liberal plot. Sigh.

    Such villainy, with even the victims finding it hard to believe the horrors they were about to face.  Still, the little acts of courage must give us hope.

  • (4/5)
    I received this young adult book as a gift and was immediately delighted by the wealth of photographs. A diagram of the Bielski partisan camp in Naliboki Forest caught my eye, and I began reading. The book is arranged in several parts: realization, saving children, ghettos, camps, and partisan warfare. Each part contains the stories of several people: Jews and sometimes the Righteous Gentiles who risked their lives to help them. It appears the author tried to pick children and young people for inclusion, as often as possible, in order to further the book's appeal to young adults. Some of the stories, such as that of the Bielski brothers, were already known to me. Others were known in their generality, if not particulars, like the Kindertransports. Still other accounts were completely new to me, such as the story of Mordechai "Motele" Gildenman, age 12, who spied on the Nazis in the guise of a cafe performer and later bombed the cafe. While I enjoyed the book and value the photographs and accounts, I was a bit disappointed with the simplicity of the historical sections, which gave background information. Although not designed as a history of the Holocaust, I thought the glossing over of some of the complexities was a disservice to the reader. I was also disappointed to find that the photographs frequently used as background to the text were not reproduced elsewhere, such as in an appendix. I found myself straining to try and discern the subject of a photo, even when it was labeled, because it was so faint behind the text. It's a nice idea, I just wish the publishers had reproduced the photos elsewhere for better viewing.Overall, I would still recommend the book, as I think the role of Jewish resistance, even if it is resistance in the form of escape or survival, is often minimized. Armed uprisings at death camps are often left out of Holocaust histories, I think because so few Jews survived them. But they are important, and their inclusion here might help young Jews get a more balanced picture of Jewish resistance and its cost.
  • (4/5)
    The authors presents “a sampling of actions, efforts, and heroism with the hope that [she] can play a role in helping to correct the damaging and persistent belief that Jews ‘went like sheep to the slaughter.’” Five years of research results in an important informational book, with back matter that includes a pronunciation guide, chronology, source notes, detailed bibliography, and an index.