The Boy Who Dared Quotes

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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A smart boy! And brave! Already he wants to fight for the Fatherland...
-- Nazi soldier (Chapter 1928 paragraph 5)

Importance: This is the first time in the novel Helmuth receives praise from his society - and it's in the form of potential to serve it. After a day of feeling inferior to his brothers, he is validated with self-worth.

Come to the parade. Watch Germany awaken. Germany needs soldiers like you, to fight for the Fatherland.
-- Nazi soldier (Chapter 1933 paragraph 3)

Importance: This is the second time a soldier compliments Helmuth with the added request of him serving the Fatherland. This is considered the highest praise. And at this point in Helmuth's young life, he is giddy over the idea of being recognized as an outstanding prospect.

...if that lunatic Hitler comes to power ... That will mean only one thing, War. That warmonger wants to make his mark on history.
-- Opa (Chapter 1932 paragraph 6)

Importance: Opa's quote represents the free-thinking and honesty in the environment in which he...

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