Twenty and ten book review
Children's war books: Twenty and ten by Claire Huchet BishopPost a Comment. Also published as The secret cave Scholastic, The cave is shown on one version of the cover:. The reason it is there seems to be to draw a parallel with the plight of the Jewish children in the war; also it plays a part towards the end, when it looks like the 4-year-old brother is going to spill the beans. The story is based on real life events in France during the Nazi occupation. It was adapted for a movie, " Miracle at Moreau. There are a number of teaching units online, for example here and here.
Twenty and Ten
Dictatorship versus Democracy. This story takes place at a refuge in France. At the time, Germany had taken over France and were destroying the Jews. In order to save the lives of ten Jewish children, Sister Gabriel and her twenty students put their own lives at stake. When the Jewish children came, the twenty students promised that they would never betray the children, "no matter what the Nazis do.
During the Nazi occupation of France, twenty ordinary French kids in a boarding school agree to hide ten Jewish children Then German soldiers arrive. Twenty and Ten is based on a true story which does not surprise me from all I have been reading about WWII and the Nazis.
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