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Download The Upstairs Room kindle ´ 208 pages ↠ randarenewables Ê 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 marcheIn 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 J I had never heard of this little book but happened upon it at the library while my kids were at storytime It is a true story of two Jewish girls who lived with a Dutch family secretly for two years at the end of World War II The story is told from the younger girl's perspective and is related simply without excessive emotion or excessive explanations Without embellishment you see the way events unfolded for the Jews in Holland as they faced uncertainty and then great fear when the Germans invaded and then occupied Holland The story doesn't go into a lot of detail about what happened to those Jews who were taken to camps and then killed But it lies in the back of the mind of the reader throughout the story What is remarkable is that the family who hid the girls grew to love them very much This is a story about courage and relationships as much as it is about the war The author said she wrote the book to record her history for her daughters As such it is a touching book I think it would be a good introduction to the Holocaust for younger readers In comparing it to The Diary of Anne Frank I would have to say that Anne Frank's diary is much intense because she lived in Amsterdam and the fear of being discovered was much frightening And of course we know that Anne was caught and died at a camp What makes The Upstairs Room different is that she survived and had to live with what had happened to her and many others It seems she transcended her experiences and lived a good life But be prepared the last page probably describes all the emotion tension and fear of the two years of hiding in a sentence that somehow makes the impact that much powerful than if it had been repeated over and over again throughout the book

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Orld 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 won't be for long and the Germans have told us we'll be treated well those families said What can happen They did not know and they could not imagine but millions of Jews found o I did a book report on this in 5th grade and was reminded of it when I read Night with my niece recently I could not for the life of me remember the title so I spent about an hour searching things I remembered from it all over the internet and behold the power of the 21st century brought this book back to me I was as emotionally moved by it now as when I read it at age 10 But now I see the clever writing how the sentence structure changes as the main character goes from age 6 to 13 Also the dialogue becomes internalized as she has less contact with other people Even though I know everyone lives and remember the happy ending I was sucked into the fear and boredom of Annie's days in hiding I highly recommend this book to middle school readers

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The Upstairs RoomEwish 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 W I think because I have read many books about WWII fiction and non fiction alike this book for me pales in comparison to them It is definitely an easy read and of course the subject matter is interesting but I felt like nothing really happened The author didn't adeuately convey the despair those poor Jews must have felt at having to hide for so long If the characters were endearing and their development stronger I would have liked this book a lot