Walls: Resisting the Third Reich¨One Woman's Story

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Beacon Press, Apr 30, 1993 - History - 256 pages
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Hiltgunt Zassenhaus was 17 when she first resisted the Third Reich by refusing to give the "Heil Hitler" salute in her high school. Later, as the terrible events of wartime Germany swirled around her, she risked death to smuggle food, medicine, and emotional support to hundreds of political prisoners, ultimately saving them from mass execution by the Nazis.Wallsis her story.

For her wartime work, Zassenhaus was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974.Wallswas named on of the 25 best books of 1974 for young adults by the American Library Association and received a Christopher Award in 1975.

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User Review  - Mrskzebra - Goodreads

excellent read. i will read anything from this awful time in history, and found her account to be particularly moving. brave woman. Read full review

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Ends abruptly, but is a great story Read full review


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About the author (1993)

Katherine Paterson was born in Qing Jiang, Jiangsu, China in 1932. She attended King College in Bristol, Tennessee and then graduate school in Virginia where she studied Bible and Christian education. Before going to graduate school, she was a teacher for one year and after graduate school, she moved to Japan to be a missionary. Her first book, Sign of the Chrysanthemum was published in 1991. Other titles to follow included The Bridge to Terabithia and Jacod Have I Loved which both won her a Newbery Award, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Lyddie and The Master Puppeteer. In addition to the Newbery Award, she is the recipient of numerous others including the Scott O'Dell Award, the National Book Award for Children's Literature, the American Book Award, the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults Award and the New York Times Outstanding Books of the Year Award. She was also honored with the Hans Christian Anderson Award.

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