Friday, June 10, 2016

"We Will Not Be Silent" by Russell Freedman

We Will Not Be Silent--The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman is a true story about a group of young teens who turned against Hitler.   This is a very short story, but I am glad that it was told.  These teens were very brave and paid for what they believed in with their lives.
(Gerard's review, 5 stars)

Karen's review, 4 stars:
We Will Not Be Silent by Russell Freedman is about the White Rose student resistance movement against Adolf Hitler during World War II. Specifically, this focuses on the Scholl family, whose eldest son, Hans began it.  At first, he was excited to join the Hitler Youth movement against his father's advice; however, when his creativity was frowned upon and he realized they took away some freedom and wanted to keep everyone the same, he became doubtful.  Slowly and carefully, Hans got others to help him distribute leaflets against Hitler and pointing out things that were happening that were not right in several different cities and also do some graffiti.

This was a quick read but very informative about something I did not know much about.  I thought it was interesting and am glad I happened to see at the library and picked it up.  It shows that many people were not on board with Hitler's policies and some were brave enough to put their lives on the line to fight back.  I think it is definitely worth the time to read.

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