Why did the main character get prosecuted in The Boy Who Dared?

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This book tells the story of Helmut Huebner, a German boy who was executed by the Nazis during World War II.  Huebner was arrested, prosecuted, and executed for passing out literature that advocated opposition to the Nazi government.

Huebner was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons).  Although he was also a member of the Hitler Youth, he became concerned about the government when he saw a Jewish classmate of his beaten and sees a Jewish neighbor taken away.

Between that and what he hears listening to the BBC, he becomes convinced that Hitler is wrong and he starts to hand out anti-Nazi literature.

bookworm165 | Student

Helmuth got prosecuted because he was handing out enemy information and listening to enemy radio. He did die in real life.

holly1919 | Student

I did not like that part. the main charecter died because it was based off a true story and i guess the person there died as well.

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