I watched Miracle at Midnight this week, and I really enjoyed it. It reminded me of a book I read several years ago, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Both this movie and this book tell the story of how the people of Denmark rescued almost all the Jews in their country from the horrors of the Nazis.
The next morning as I watched Fox News, they interviewed Andy Andrews who wrote The Heart Mender: A Story of Second Chances. That book is about a German soldier during World War II who washes ashore on the Gulf Coast from a German submarine, and apparently it is based on a true story. Did you know that Germany sent subs to the Gulf of Mexico to sink our ships? I didn't either. Our government did a pretty good job covering that up, didn't they? I haven't read this book yet, but I can't wait to get it through PaperBackSwap. It sounds very interesting and gives a much different story of World War II than I am used to. (If it's any good, I'll review it after I read it.)
As I thought about this post more, I realized that I had already read a book with a different perspective on World War II: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. (You can read my review of that book here.) And there is Things We Couldn't Say by Diet Eman which I recommend but have not reviewed here on my blog. (I read it before I started blogging.)
It's amazing how our perspective of something can be narrowed without our ever realizing it. We should strive to expand our knowledge when it is deficient, don't you think?