Behind The Bedroom Wall

By Laura E. Williams

Summary

Korinna is loyal to Germany and to her Führer. Once she figures out her parents are hiding Jews behind her bedroom wall, her world turns upside down. She is afraid her parents will get shot or be arrested. She wonders why her parents are doing this, if she is actually being a loyal German by knowing and keeping them secret.

Theme

The theme of this book is, get to know someone before you judge them. At the being of the book, Korinna knew Jews were bad, Germany was good, and she was a loyal German. Once she finds out there are Jews in her wall she doesn't want to take care of them and doesn't want her mom taking care of them either. By the end of the book Korinna becomes friends with the youngest Jew in the family, Rachel. Once the Krugmanns (the Jews) leave the Rheme household to get to their new hiding area Korinna wishes she would have been better to the Krugmanns.

Historical Connections

She used Hitler as the Führer. She used that it is illegal to hide Jews. Although she made up Korinna and her family and friends.
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