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Book Title: Darkness Over Denmark: The Danish Resistance and the Rescue of the Jews|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.67 MB
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The author of the book: Ellen Levine
Edition: Holiday House
Date of issue: December 3rd 2005
ISBN 13: 9780823414475
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Reader ratings: 7.6
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I picked this up for two reasons. The first is that I have been to the Danish Resistance Museum (if you are ever in Denmark, go). The second is that the best movie I saw last year was Flame and Citron, which was about the Danish Resistance. I loved the movie so much that I saw it on Comcast pay perview before it was in Philadelphia, then when it came to Philly, I saw it again. I'm such a nut; I preordered it. It's a great movie. Go see it now!
See? I told you the movie was good. Don't you just like Mads?
Intended for younger readers, so some information is too simplified or too repeatitive for adult readers.
Levine overall does a good job. She combines third person narrative history with first person narrative history (based on interviews) which makes for a compelling story. The main focus is on the rescue of the Danish Jewish population, yet their is plenty about about the Resistance in general. Levine even examines what happened to some people who were taken to the camps, so she presents a complete picture. She also includes some funny stories, including one about a Nazi officer who was directly traffic in Copenhagen. He stood in a little hut like thing, underneath a sign that said "This German is not wearing trousers".
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Read information about the authorEllen Levine's books have won many awards and honors, including the Jane Addams Peace Award. Although she enjoys writing both fiction and nonfiction, most of Ellen's books for young readers have been nonfiction. "Writing nonfiction lets me in behind the scenes of the story. I enjoy learning new things and meeting new people, even if they lived 200 years ago."
Ellen Levine was born in New York City. She received her B.A. degree in Politics from Brandeis University, graduating Magna cum laude. She has a Master's degree in political science from the University of Chicago and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law. She has worked in film and television, taught adults and immigrant teenagers in special education and ESL programs, and served a law clerkship with Chief Judge Joseph Lord, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. A former staff attorney with a public interest law group, Levine now devotes her time to writing, lecturing, and teaching. She is on the faculty of Vermont College's MFA program in writing for Children and Young Adults.
Ellen Levine divides her time between New York City and Salem, New York.