The Boys Who Challenged Hitler - Chapter 12 - Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

Phillip Hoose
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In Chapter 12, “King Hans Gades Jail,” Knud is taken to testify in court. There, he is told that his jail confinement will be extended for four weeks. Meanwhile, back at their school, their principal, Rector Kjeld Galster, announces that six classmates had been arrested for “sabotage against the German Army” (96). Some students and teachers were horrified at the boys’ actions, while others were impressed. Many students came to cheer for the boys outside the jail. Knud’s shop teacher, who had not been a fan of Knud’s before, delivered a finished table to his parents at the monastery.

The boys’ arrests – the first in Denmark for sabotage – were discussed in the larger Aalborg community, as well. The community wondered how the boys would be tried, under German or Danish authorities. Some worried about the retaliation of Germany against Denmark for the...

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