The Boy Who Dared - Memories of 1942: Pages 137-154 Summary & Analysis

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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One day, Helmuth notices another apprentice, Werner Kranz taking notes in French during a training class. He approaches him with Duwer and a pamphlet, but Werner says he is too busy, looking angry. Their boss, Herr Mohns interrupts, telling them to get back to work.

February 5th, Helmuth's worst nightmare becomes a reality. Two Gestapo agents appear at his work and seize Helmuth and Duwer.

Flash-forward to 1942 within Helmuth's prison cell. Herr Ranke reads from a court document, recounting Helmuth's treasonable acts and execution notice. He asks for any last requests, and Helmuth asks to write letters to his family. All hope is lost for him.

Flashback to 1941, as Helmuth is ruthlessly interrogated by the Gestapo. Two agents, Wangemann and Mussner, present Helmuth with a briefcase filled with his fliers. He is beaten. Then, they read him a confession letter from...

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