Brave Deeds

Brave Deeds

How One Family Saved Many From the Nazis

Book - 2008
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In the winter of 1944-45 when Holland was under Nazi rule, life for the Dutch people was extremely harsh and the future bleak. Everyone was cold and hungry. Thousands of people, especially Jews who had managed to escape transport to the death camps, were in hiding. Resistance workers bravely tried to sabotage the Germans as they fought to free Holland. But some went to extraordinary lengths -- they harbored in their homes people who faced certain death.

Told through the eyes of a fictional child, this is the otherwise true story of the Braal family who, despite putting themselves and those they loved in great danger, saved many, many lives. Frans Braal, a resistance worker, and his wife, Mies, first took in an injured Canadian airman. He was just the beginning. The Braals moved to a larger place in the country, where they would be less visible, and took in anyone in need of help -- Jews, children, resistance fighters and people who were starving. The Braal family has made photographs and keepsakes from the time available for use in the book. An epilogue, historical notes and glossary are included.

Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, c2008
ISBN: 9780888997913
0888997914
Branch Call Number: J 940 .5318 ALM
Characteristics: 95 p. ;,ill., maps, port. ;,23 cm

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captainimpaler
Apr 23, 2009

I think this book is very informyish

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ARE
Apr 04, 2009

this is a great book

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TN
Mar 31, 2009

This book is very good and is very touching. I love being able to read and feel what these people went through.

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mustangstar
Mar 31, 2009

This book was awsome! But the sad part was that Oom Frans and his family got reconginzed a couple years later :(

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maangel
Mar 30, 2009

I LIKED THIS BOOK A LOT ESPECIALY THE NAZIZ.ITS VERY INTERESTING TO READ

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SweetyPie
Mar 30, 2009

this book was amazing. it taught me alot of great stuff.

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player 1
Mar 30, 2009

It is very good non-fiction book because the author does a very good job of starting the plot and ending the book with a nice and smooth finishing. It does get exciting and variuos points but gets alittle easy at som epoints aswell. I think the author did a great job evening the book up.

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CuGracie
Mar 27, 2009

I was going to vote for Eye of the Crow but after i read this book, i hesitated. that's how good this book is!!!

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sahkyo
Mar 27, 2009

i love this book b/c it's not really scary like some other books like it..... i give it 9 out of ten!

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yoda3000
Mar 27, 2009

it was a little confusing

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