Analysis Of Number The Stars By Lois Lowry

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The novel, Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry, takes place during World War II in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has been three years after the war began, and like many other countries at the time, Germany had conquered Denmark. The German soldiers have occupied Denmark, and the soldiers were in every corner of the streets. The Nazi acquisition has changed Denmark in many ways. For example, the soldiers took many things such as coffee, butter, and sugar. Copenhagen had a curfew, and no citizens were allowed out after 8 o’clock. The Germans have also issued orders that closed stores owned by the Jews. Annemarie Johansen, an ordinary girl, lives during this period when things had changed for the worse. Her best friend, Ellen Rosen, is a Jew who also lived during this period. The Germans have taken synagogue lists of all the Jews, and the Rosens were on the list. The Nazis plan to arrest all the Danish Jews and take them away. The Rosens are no longer safe in Denmark. Because the Johansens and the Rosens are friends, so the Johansens decides to help them escape to Sweden, a free country that is close to Denmark. When Annemarie hears that the Germans have begun to torment the Jews, Annemarie says that she wants all of Denmark to be the bodyguards of the Jews, too. She thought to herself that she wasn’t sure if she would truly die for the Jews, and she was glad to be an ordinary person who would never be called upon for courage. Annemarie has never thought that she was brave; however, when
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