thesis statement for The Secret Room to the Holocaust in the Netherlands

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Comparing the story The Secret Room to the Holocaust in the Netherlands

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  1. Guest349216
    A Jewish girl escapes the Warsaw Ghetto and must pretend a Polish heritage to survive. She and her sister plan to sneak food into the Ghetto, but the Gestapo catches wind of the plan. The Gestapo plans to meet the train of smuggled food with their dogs trained to sniff out the food. Demonstrating both courage and creativity the girls gather stray cats into baskets, and they, along with other Jewish Resistance fighters, meet the train and release the cats. Chaos ensues as the dogs are distracted from the task and the food reaches the ghetto safely. Based on a true story, Hesse has captured a story of courage and hope in a bleak historical era. Her simple language is poetic and richly detailed. She does a beautiful job of balancing the dismal plight of the Jews and protecting young readers from the horror. Watson's muted colors and uses of shadows create a gloomy mood tinged with hope, matching perfectly with the text.

  2. Guest348381
    This story has inspired many people. The full story is told by Corrie in her book The Hiding Place, (ISBN 0340208457) which was also made into a film of the same name (by Worldwide Films). It went on general release and is still available in video shops. Corrie was able to rescue many Jews from certain death at the hands of the n**i SS during the Holocaust. Her rescue work can be compared with Oskar Schindler, in the film Schindler's List (taken from Thomas Keneally's book Schindler's Ark). It also helps us to understand the background to The Diary of Anne Frank which took place in Holland too. Many English teachers use this book in class - it was particularly designed for school use and is one of a series.

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