The Righteous Smuggler

  • Pages:162
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Series: The Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers
  • Themes:Jewish resistance, Holocaust true story
  • Available:09/20/2005
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
During World War II, Hendrik, the son of a fisherman, notices his Jewish friends being ostracized. When he realizes the danger that Hitler’s policies ultimately mean for his friends and their families, he hatches a plan to smuggle them out of the country by boat.

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"An important story, not just for its historical merit. It is an example to inspire young people."

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"The story teaches young readers the value of sticking to one’s conviction – even in the face of unthinkable evil."

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