The Boy Who Dared Characters

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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Helmuth Hubener

Helmuth is the protagonist of The Boy Who Dared. Through this fictional account of his real life, readers follow his story from the time he is just three-years-old. A native of Hamburg, Germany, he lives first in a small flat with his mother and two brothers, and later with his mother and new husband. As he grows older, he struggles to accept his nation's acceptance of Adolph Hitler. Once he finally sees the Fuhrer for the bloodthirsty dictator he is, Helmuth recognizes that he stands in direct opposition to his Mormon beliefs. Amoral and evil, Hitler must be stopped. But Helmuth fights his controlled silence to devise a strategy to share the truth with his fellow Germans, and hopefully save them from themselves. He is executed for treason in 1942.

Gerhard Kunkel

Gerhard Kunkel is Mutti's son, Hans' brother, and Helmuth's half brother. His father was divorced from...

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