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The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss

In the part of the marketplace where flowers had been sold twice a week - tulips in the spring, roses in the summer - stood German tanks and German soldiers. Annie de Leeuw was eight years old in 1940 when the Germans attacked Holland and marched into the town of Winterswijk where she lived. Annie was ten when, because she was Jewish and in great danger of being captured by the invaders, she and her sister Sini had to leave their father, mother, and older sister Rachel to go into hiding in the upstairs room of a remote farmhouse.

Johanna de Leeuw Reiss has written a remarkably fresh and moving account of her own experiences as a young girl during World War II. Like many adults, she was innocent of the German plans for Jews, and she might have gone to a labor camp as scores of families did. It wont be for long and the Germans have told us well be treated well, those families said. What can happen? They did not know, and they could not imagine... but millions of Jews found out.
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Core Book Guide for The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss Grade Levels: 5 through 8 Objectives: The students should be able to: Understand the courage and goodness of ordinary people like the Oostervelds Realize that each of us has the capacity to do good as well as evil Analyze and understand the reasons and motivations that caused certain people to take a stand Identify ones own ability to work for justice and to make a difference in their own society and culture. The Hannicks allow them to stay upstairs in an attic until Mr. Hannick begins to fear for his own family's safety. He takes them to another family and says he will be back in a week but never return. The Oosterveld family keeps them in hiding in a small room for nearly three years until the war ends and Holland is liberated.

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