Number The Stars Essay, Research Paper
Number the Stars was about a family who lives in Copenhagen, Denmark take in a Jewish girl to protect her from the Nazis that are taking over Denmark. Meanwhile, Ellen’s parents go with one of the Johansen’s family friends named Peter Neilsen. He was the fianc? of their deceased daughter, Lise. The first night of having Ellen, Mr. And Mrs. Johansen had planned out what to do if the Nazis were to come to their apartment that night. They told Ellen that she was supposed to be, Lise Johansen. Lise is the deceased child of Mr. And Mrs. Johansen. She died a couple years back in a car accident. Later that evening when Ellen AKA Lise, Mr. And Mrs. Johansen, and Kirsti, Annemarie’s little sister, and Annemarie were is bed; there was a knock at the door. It was the Nazi’s. They stepped into the apartment knowing that the Rosen’s might be here since they also knew they were friends. They searched the apartment. When Annemarie heard the noise, she woke up Ellen. She told her to take off the Star of David that way the Nazi’s didn’t know that she was Jewish. They introduced her with kindness like she was their own daughter. They kind of thought that she wasn’t part of the family because she had dark hair. Mr. Rosen then pulled out some baby pictures and showed the soldier that she had dark hair as a baby. They tore them up and left. After a week or so, Mr. And Mrs. Johansen decided to move in with Annemarie’s uncle, Uncle Henrik. They would be safer there without the Nazi’s more at there back then at Denmark. He lived by the sea and was a fisherman. Then one day out of the blue, Annemarie’s uncle and her mother tell Annemarie, Ellen, and Kirsti that that night there was going to be a ceremony for Annemarie’s Great Aunt Birte. Annemarie knew all of her family from stories and pictures and knew that her own family was lying to her. Something was wrong, she thought. She knew she had to stay up and find out. Kirsti wanted to go to bed because she did not want to see a dead body. When everyone was arriving in for the ceremony, Peter and Mr. And Mrs. Rosen come in too. She now knew that everything was a lie. She then saw headlights appear. They all heard doors slam. IT WAS THE NAZI’S! She now knew why this was plotted. But why was there a coffin there? She did not know? The group explained what had happened and beat the soldiers im fooling them about what happened. Then Mrs. Johansen opened the sealed up coffin and handed out coats, blankets, and food to everyone. Peter said it was going to get cold out. Then he told them that three by three they would go down the forest path to the dock where Uncle Henrik was waiting in his boat. They did as what they were told. Annemarie fell asleep on the rocker. She woke up around 4:30 AM not knowing her Mama wasn’t home. She looked around the house to see where she was and she didn’t see her. When she looked out Kirsti’s window, she saw Mama lying on the ground. She ran as fast as she could. She found out Mama might have broken her leg or ankle. While Annemarie was cleaning Mama’s wound, they found the package that should have been with the crew in hiding. She then needed to get it to them. Mama packed in a nice basket some cheese, bread, an apple, and a napkin. These were on top of the package just in case the Nazi’s stopped Annemarie. She ran as fast as she could and she was almost there when she met up with the soldiers. She told them her story about taking her Uncle’s lunch to his boat because he forgot it at home. The Nazi’s took everything out of the basket, even the package. Then, Annemarie found out what the package was…a handkerchief. This was a surprise. The Nazi’s fed the bread to the dogs and left. She brought the overeaten lunch to her uncle. He thanked her. The book ended off with the reuniting of friends and family when the war ends.