Number the Stars

Number the Starts at Zeiterion Schooltime

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tuesday, 10AM & 12:30PM



Reading for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Reading: Literature, Integration of Knowledge and Ideas, Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and Collaboration, Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas, Language: Knowledge of Language, Vocabulary Acquisition and Use, Speaking and Listening, Holocaust Education, World War II, US and World History


As the German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews in Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in her best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.