The Boys Who Challenged Hitler - Chapter 4 - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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It is January 1942 in Chapter 4, “Learning to Breathe,” and the second year of the German occupation of Denmark. Danish citizens demonstrated their opposition to the occupation by singing Danish folk songs or purchasing goods showing their support of the Danish government. However, other Danes worked with the Germans to sell goods or create temporary housing. The primary goal of these collaborators was to make money. Meanwhile, the Churchill Club continued to change or smash directional signs, as well as painting their blue resistance symbols around town. Even though these actions may not have had a major effect on the war, they gave the boys “experience working with the threat of arrest hanging over our heads” (40). At the same time, they had to worry not only about the German soldiers, but also Danish citizens, including their parents, teachers, and friends.

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