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Hidden yellow stars / Rebecca Connolly.

Connolly, Rebecca, (author.).

Summary:
"The story of Andrée Geulen and Ida Sterno, who worked with the Committee for the Defense of Jews to hide more than three thousand Jewish children in Belgium during World War II"-- Provided by publisher.
"Based on the true story of two World War II heroines who risked everything to save Jewish children from the Gestapo by hiding them throughout Belgium. ... Young schoolteacher Andrée Geulen secretly defies the Nazis in Belgium who are forcing Jews to wear a yellow Star of David. Andrée is not Jewish, but she feels a maternal connection to her students, who are living in constant fear, and decides to take action. No child should have to suffer under such persecution. But what can one woman do against an entire army? Ida Sterno is a Jewish woman who works with the Committee for the Defense of Jews in Belgium, a clandestine resistance group tasked with hiding children from the Gestapo. She wants to recruit Andrée because her Aryan appearance can provide crucial security measures for their efforts. Andrée agrees to join and begins work immediately by adopting a code name: Claude Fournier. Together, Andrée and Ida, and their undercover operatives, work around the clock to move Jewish children from their families and smuggle them to safety through the secret channels established by the resistance. As each child is hidden, Andrée commits to memory their true name and history. Someday, she vows, she will help reunite as many of these families as she can. But with the Gestapo closing in, and the traitorous Fat Jacques who has turned from ally to enemy, threatening to identify and expose any Jew he meets, Andrée and Ida must work even harder against increasingly impossible odds to save as many children as possible and keep them safely hidden-even if might cost them their own lives"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781639932344
  • ISBN: 1639932348
  • Physical Description: ix, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [Salt Lake City, Utah] : Shadow Mountain Publishing, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
In the title, the "a" in "stars" is represented by the star of David.
Includes discussion questions.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Jews > Belgium > History > 20th century > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Jews > Rescue > Fiction.
Jewish children > Belgium > History > 20th century > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Jewish resistance > Belgium > Fiction.
Belgium > History > German occupation, 1940-1945 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
War fiction.
Novels.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Clearfield.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library FICTION CONNOLLY (Text)
Bookplate: IN MEMORY OF JUDITH A. YOUNG BY JANE DAVIS, CAROL DURANDETTA, DONNA FURGIUELE, BARB HOMER, CINDY THOMPSON, & PAM WILKINSON
39636100468087 Adult Fiction Available -


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