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From the Ted Talk by Iseult Gillespie: The secret student resistance to Hitler

Unscramble the Blue Letters

In 1943 Allied aircraft swooped over Nazi Germany, raining tens of thousands of leaflets on plpoee below. Written by anonymous gemanrs, the lteafles urged readers to renounce Hitler, to fight furiously for the future— and to never give up hope.
Their call to action rippled through hoems and businesses— and news of their mseagse even reached concentration camps and prisons. It was only after the war had ended that the authors’ identities, steoris, and tragic fate would come to lhgit.
When Hitler seized power 10 years earlier, Hans and Sophie Scholl were teenagers in the town of Forchtenberg. At that time, fear, propaganda, and surveillance kept all aspects of life for the Scholl fmilay and mlloniis of other Germans under Nazi control.

Open Cloze

In 1943 Allied aircraft swooped over Nazi Germany, raining tens of thousands of leaflets on ______ below. Written by anonymous _______, the ________ urged readers to renounce Hitler, to fight furiously for the future— and to never give up hope.
Their call to action rippled through _____ and businesses— and news of their _______ even reached concentration camps and prisons. It was only after the war had ended that the authors’ identities, _______, and tragic fate would come to _____.
When Hitler seized power 10 years earlier, Hans and Sophie Scholl were teenagers in the town of Forchtenberg. At that time, fear, propaganda, and surveillance kept all aspects of life for the Scholl ______ and ________ of other Germans under Nazi control.

Solution

  1. family
  2. stories
  3. message
  4. homes
  5. leaflets
  6. germans
  7. people
  8. light
  9. millions

Original Text

In 1943 Allied aircraft swooped over Nazi Germany, raining tens of thousands of leaflets on people below. Written by anonymous Germans, the leaflets urged readers to renounce Hitler, to fight furiously for the future— and to never give up hope.
Their call to action rippled through homes and businesses— and news of their message even reached concentration camps and prisons. It was only after the war had ended that the authors’ identities, stories, and tragic fate would come to light.
When Hitler seized power 10 years earlier, Hans and Sophie Scholl were teenagers in the town of Forchtenberg. At that time, fear, propaganda, and surveillance kept all aspects of life for the Scholl family and millions of other Germans under Nazi control.

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