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In Number The Stars was a Uncle Henrik a carpenter or a fisherman?

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justindong778 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 10, 2013 at 7:45 PM via iOS

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In Number The Stars was a Uncle Henrik a carpenter or a fisherman?

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mizzwillie | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted February 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM (Answer #1)

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In the story Number the Stars by Lois Lowry, the time is set during the Holocaust and World War II.  Uncle Henrik, a fisherman like many of the Danish people, is one of those brave Danish people who are rescuing Jewish people and taking them to safety in their boats.  Denmark still stands out as one of the countries whose people would not allow their Jewish population to be killed.  Uncle Henrik knows that he is risking his own death and the death of all his family, and yet he still chooses to save the Jews he can.  Denmark set an example for all of Europe, and Lois Lowry uses her award winning book to remind us of what can be done against tyranny if strong people stand up and act.

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