Beyond Courage

Beyond Courage

The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust

Book - 2012
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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.
Back matter includes a pronunciation guide, a list of important dates, source notes, a bibliography, a bibliography by chapter, and an index.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763629762
Branch Call Number: j940.5318 RAP
Characteristics: 228 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 26 cm


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Oct 07, 2018

Following Hitler’s rise to power in the 1930’s, the Jewish people faced great danger as they went about their daily lives. In this book you will hear the accounts of those who fought against the odds for their right to survive. Some were successful, and lived past the end of the war, and others weren’t, but regardless of their individual fate, each contributed to a much larger Jewish resistance movement, and saved the lives of others.

Sep 13, 2018

*** originally posted in July 2018, but somehow disappeared from the list ***

Anyone who believes that the Jews went "like lambs to the slaughter" in the Holocaust need only to read this book in order to be disabused of the notion. This book details the many ways in which they and numerous others fought back -- uprisings in the extermination camps, the Warsaw ghetto uprising, partisan groups which engaged in behind-the lines sabotage, even efforts to sabotage Nazi war materiel in the factories, at point of manufacture. Carefully researched and amply illustrated, including many touching poems. Highly recommended.

The Nazis did their best to destroy all Jews, but both Jews and non-Jews fought back, doing their best to thwart the Nazis. Here are accounts of those who used their courage, ingenuity, and resolve to save others—or die trying. Illus. with photos.

Aug 12, 2012

I am going to pick up this book this Wensday.

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Aug 12, 2012

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