The Boys Who Challenged Hitler Quotes

Phillip Hoose
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While most students were oblivious, these few stormed the streets of Aalborg on their bicycles to try to even the score."
-- Knud Pedersen (Introduction )

Importance: During the war, Danes were, on the whole, less hostile to their German overlords than the neighboring Norwegians were. This sentence demonstrates the surprising fact that the biggest German resisters were not adults, but were a small group of middle-school boys. As the Churchill Club proves, resistance may come from surprising places.

They behaved as if we wanted them there, as if we had been waiting for them, like we were grateful to them."
-- Knud Pedersen (chapter 1)

Importance: This quote describes the Nazis attitude towards Denmark when they took over the country. Rather than thinking that the Danes would be hostile toward the Germans, the Germans behave as though the Danes are happy to see them.

Norwegians were our brothers, we reminded each other, our good neighbors who had the courage to stand...
-- Knud Pedersen (chapter 3)

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