Number The Stars by Lois Lowry is about a family that lives in Denmark in 1943. It's about the Nazi's coming to Denmark and relocating the Jews. At the end the author explains that the book it fiction (fake) but uses real facts in it from the time period. I loved this because she made up the people but brought in facts from the era for the reader to learn about along the way. I even checked out some websites about King Christian X from that time period to learn more. Check them out here for more history! I read another book in 2013 about a another holocaust - (True story, this book is truly amazing!)
Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
By Immaculee Ilibagiza
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars. It was amazing! It kept me interested the whole time. Heck, I finished it before my daughter and she started it before me. The story was easy to follow and I learned something along the way.
Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life