The Righteous Smuggler

The Righteous Smuggler

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During World War II, when Hendrik, the young son of a fisherman in Amsterdam, notices his Jewish friends being barred from school and ostracized by their other classmates, he is determined to stand by them. His parents have always told him to fight injustice. So when Hendrik realizes what Hitler's policies ulitmately mean for his Jewish friends and their families, he hatches a daring plan to help smuggle them out of the country by boat. This latest addition to the award-winning Holocaust Remembrance Series teaches young readers the value of compassion, courage, and sticking to one's convictions--even in the face of unthinkable evil.
Publisher: Toronto : Second Story Press, c2005
ISBN: 9781896764979
1896764975
Branch Call Number: J Pbk SPR
Characteristics: 149 p. : ill. ; 20 cm

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SPL_Childrens Nov 30, 2011

Hendrik, a boy who lives near the sea in Holland, helps to smuggle something out of the country during the desperate days of World War 2. That “something” is a group of his family’s neighbours and friends – persecuted by the Nazis simply because they are Jewish. In the end, Hendrik risks his life to help in the dangerous smuggling operation.

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