An Educational Field Trip that Changes Attitudes – and Lives
Secrets of War
Recommended for grades 7-10
Dutch, with subtitles
Three best friends pass their days playing soldiers and exploring local caves, mimicking a war that seems far removed from their everyday life. Soon enough, the realities of war find them, and we learn that one friend’s family sympathizes with the Nazi cause, another’s family supports the resistance, and the third is Jewish, passing as a Christian to survive. Coping with these differences puts their friendship in jeopardy and their lives in danger.
Sub-Themes: Courage, Friendship, Betrayal, Resistance Movement, Occupation