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The story I chose for this Holocaust-based book report is Number The Stars written by Lois Lowry Its genre is historicalfiction but its based on a true story of Annelise Platt one of Lois Lowrys best friends who witnessed a similar adventure This book is about a ten-year old girl named Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen during the war Their peaceful town of Copenhagen is now filled with food shortages Nazi soldiers and Jews houses businesses and lives being taken away Unfortunately Ellen and her family are at risk When the Nazis start going to all the Jews houses and start taking them away to concentration camps the Rosens get scared and send Ellen to live with the Johansens while Mr and Mrs Rosen go with Annemaries cousin Peter At the Johansens Ellen pretends to be part of the family Annemaries sister When the soldiers get suspicious and come by the Johansens numerous times they have to take action and pack up their stuff and go to Uncle Henriks house far out in the countryside At Henriks house problems still arise with the Nazi soldiers suspicion coming by the house until it gets so bad they have to leave there too Quietly at night the Rosens and their Jewish friends have to make their way down to the lake and get in Henriks boat to get safely across to Sweden While they get there with no difficulties Henrik forgot a special napkin that if the soldiers dog smell it it would ruin their sense of smell therefore they wouldnt be able to smell the Jews Henriks taking to Sweden in his boat As you can tell the napkin is mandatory As Annemaries mother notices he forgot the napkin Annemarie volunteers to take the napkin to Henriks boat to help save the life of her best friends friends and family her mother broke her ankle when she took the Jews to the boat
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