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Under the Iron Bridge

by Kathy Kacer, read by Gabi Epistein

tagged: holocaust, prejudice & racism, europe
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Description

 

What does it take to stand up for what’s right?

It’s 1938 in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Paul is feeling pressured to join the Hitler Youth. The last thing he wants to do is march around with a bunch of bullies, supporting the Gestapo and abusing the city’s Jews, but even Paul’s parents think he should go along with his classmates in order to keep himself safe.

Just when he’s starting to despair, Paul meets the Edelweiss Pirates, a group of teenage boys and girls who are working to undermine the growing power of the Nazis. When he joins the rebel organization, he finds out just how hair-raising and dangerous it is to sabotage the Third Reich and rescue Jews wherever they can. But choices have consequences, and during the terrifying violence of Kristallnacht, Paul must step out of the shadows and make a life-changing decision.

Inspired by the true story of the Edelweiss Pirates, a group that declared “Eternal War on the Hitler Youth,” Under the Iron Bridge is a tale of courage in the face of cruelty.

 

Contributor Notes

 

Kathy Kacer’s books have won a number of awards, including the Silver Birch and the Jewish Book Award. A former psychologist, Kathy now travels the globe speaking to children and adults about the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Kathy lives in Toronto with her family.

 

Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
12 to 14
Grade:
7 to 9
Editorial Review

 

“An accessible, well-paced story about courageous young people resisting the Nazis.” — Kirkus Reviews

“A fast-paced, compelling story.” — Karen Rankin, CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“This well-written, easily understandable portrayal of some events of the Holocaust will be an asset to middle and high school libraries and history teachers.” — School Library Journal

“A novel I believe will encourage young people to ask themselves what they would do if faced with the same challenging moral questions these young characters must.” — Charlotte Stein, Parry Sound North Star

 

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