The Whispering Town

The Whispering Town

Book - 2014
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The dramatic story of neighbors in a small Danish fishing village who, during the Holocaust, shelter a Jewish family waiting to be ferried to safety in Sweden.

It is 1943 in Nazi-occupied Denmark. Anett and her parents are hiding a Jewish woman and her son, Carl, in their cellar until a fishing boat can take them across the sound to neutral Sweden. The soldiers patrolling their street are growing suspicious, so Carl and his mama must make their way to the harbor despite a cloudy sky with no moon to guide them. Worried about their safety, Anett devises a clever and unusual plan for their safe passage to the harbor.

Based on a true story.

Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Kar-Ben Publishing, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781467711944
Branch Call Number: j PO ELVGREN
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Santomauro, Fabio - Illustrator


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ArapahoeKati Jun 28, 2017

A neat Holocaust story I had never heard before, made accessible in picture book form.

A lovely testimony to the compassion of the Danish families who helped Jews escape the Nazis in WWII. A difficult subject handled with gentleness.


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