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NAZI HOLOCAUST: Series I. A selection of 25 captioned photographs picturing the brutality and horror of Nazi extermination methods during World War II. The pictures include German soldiers and civilians, the Warsaw ghetto, SS troops, liberated slave labourers, mass burials, Dachau, Auschwitz, and Buchenwald concentration camps. 11″ x 14″. Printed on black-and-white heavy glossy stock. Documentary Photo Aids.
DPA44-J4 25 photo aids, guide $US 37.50
NAZI HOLOCAUST: Series II. A collection of 40 captioned photographs picturing the Nazi campaign to exterminate the Jews during World War II. The pictures include concentration camps, anti-Semitic activities in Germany, ghettos, soldiers mistreating Jews, atrocities, guards, prisoners, officials, German citizens forced to view the dead, ovens, and the allies. Printed in black-and-white on 11″ x 14″ glossy stock. Documentary Photo Aids.
DPA74-J4 25 photo aids, guide $US 60.00
NAZI WAR CRIMINALS. By Elaine Landau. A well-documented account of Nazi war criminals who went into hiding following World War II and those who devoted their lives to finding and bringing them to justice. Complimented by black-and-white news photographs, the narrative painstakingly details how Josef Mengele, Adolf Eichmann, John Demjanjuk, and Klaus Barbie were able to elude capture immediately after the war and goes on to describe their years in hiding, the persistent efforts of individuals to locate them, and the testimony of Holocaust survivors at their trials. The book concludes by examining the controversy surrounding Austrian president Kurt Waldheim. Grades 9 and up. Index. Illustrated. Watts. 159 p. Copyright 1990.
FW504-J4 Hardback $US 12.95
NEVER TO FORGET: The Jews of the Holocaust. By Milton Meltzer. Humanizing the almost incomprehensible figures and facts pertaining to the Nazi persectution and destruction of European Jews, this eloquent book is based on eyewitness accounts – “the letters, diaries, journals, and memoirs of those who experienced the terror and grief.” Topics include the history of anti-Semitism in Europe, the progress of Nazi persecution, the resistance of Europe’s Jews to almost certain destruction, and “Why Remember?” Grades 7 and up. Index. Chronology. Bibliography. Harper. 217 p. 1991 paperback edition.
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NIGHT. By Elie Wiesel. The profound account of the author’s boyhood experiences during the Holocaust. After the Germans arrive in his hometown of Sighet, Transylvania, the town is ghettoized and the Jews deported. The 14-year-old spends a harrowing first night in Auschwitz where he loses his mother, his sister, his faith in God, and his desire to live. (The reproducible activities from the Center for Learning help develop reading comprehension, listening, and vocabulary skills.) Bantam. 109 p.
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CFL480-J4 Reproducible activities $US 18.95
ONE, BY ONE, BY ONE. By Judith Miller. A thought-provoking work about how the Holocaust has been remembered, rather than about the Holocaust itself. Based on the conviction that societies become what they choose to remember, the book chronicles how the shadow of the Holocaust has affected the modern identities of Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States. Focusing on such events as the Barbie trial, the Waldheim controversy, and Reagan’s commemoration at the cemetary in Bitburg, the author explores how people tend to rationalize painful episodes in history, how this rationalization leads to lies, and how history’s horrors are forgotten. Advanced students. Index. Touchstone. 320 p. 1991 paperback edition.
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ORDINARY MEN: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. By Christopher R. Browning. “if this Jewish business is ever avenged on earth, then have mercy on us Germans.” In early 1942, four-fifths of Holocaust victims were still alive. Eleven months later four-fifths were dead. Examining a wave of mass murder centered in Poland, this well-documented history follows the actions of one killing unit composed of mostly middle-aged and middle-to-lower class reserve policemen drawn from Hamburg. Based on interrogations by West German prosecutors, this chilling firsthand documentary considers how 500 ordinary men could caluclatedly shoot 38,000 Jews and send 45,000 more to the Treblinka gas chambers. Grades 7-12. Index. Maps. Chapter notes. Illustrated. HarperCollings. 231 p. Copyright 1992.
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OUT OF THE WHIRLWIND: A Reader of Holocaust Literature. Edited by Albert H. Friedlander. The writings collected in this classic anthology give readers a sense of the _experience_ of the Holocaust. Through the eyes of such well-known authors as Anne Frank, Leo Baeck, Bruno Bettelheim, Elie Wiesel, Primo Levi, and Abraham Heschel, the book suppliments descriptions of the cold, stark facts of the Holocaust with “inner quests” that recover the emotions – ranging from love to hate and fear of death – felt by those who lived during the Holocaust. Grades 9 and up. Schocken. 536 p. 1989 paperback edition.
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PERPETRATORS VICTIMS BYSTANDERS: The Jewish Catastrophe 1933-1945. By Raul Hilberg. Blending capsule portraits with dispassionate analysis, the author gives names, faces, and identities to the agents, victims, collaborators, and helpless or compromised witnesses of the Holocaust. In short chapters this eloquent book explores the diverse fates of Jews who perished and of the half-million Jewish refugees who fled Germany. It also profiles Nazi perpetrators – zealots, perfectionists, sadists, and those with misgivings. The inaction of the Western Allies is meticulously documented, along with the long silence of church leaders and the complicity of those Austrians, Croats, Lithuanians, and others who abetted the Nazis. Advanced students. Index. HarperCollins. 340 p. Copyright 1993.
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QUIER HEROES: True Stories of the Rescue of Jews by Christians in Nazi-Occupied Holland. By Andre Stein. Recounts the seldom-told but extraordinary story of the silent courage ehibited by Dutch citizens in the wake of the Nazi onslaught during World War II. Grades 10 and up. New York University Press. 311 p. Copyright 1988.
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RESCUE: The Story of How Gentiles Saved Jews in the Holocaust. By Milton Meltzer. An impassioned chronicle of the nobler moments of the Holocaust when “righteous Gentiles” risked their own lives to save the lives of Jews. Gathered from across Europe – from eyewitness accounts, diaries, letters, memoirs, and interviews – these stories of personal courage serve as reminders that one need not be passive nor silent in the face of evil. “This offering will certainly touch readers and force them to ask themselves how they might have reacted in the same situation” (_Booklist_, October 1, 1988). Grades 6 and up. Bibliography. Index. Illustrated with maps. Harper. 168 p.
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RESCUERS: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust. By Gay Block and Malka Drucker. The first-person stories and full-page color photographs of rescuers in this book allow readers to connect with history on a personal level and discover how individuals can make a difference in larger events. Forty-nine rescuers from ten countries describe in modest terms their acts of remarkable courage when they hid Jews in cellars and behind false walls, shared their meager food rations, obtained false papers, smuggled people out of ghettos, and raised Jewish children as their own. The rescuers also relate why they acted as they did and whether they would act the same way again. The book groups rescuers according to country of origin, providing historical background and a map for each country. Grades 7 and up. 9″ x 11″. Holmes and Meier. 255 p. Copyright 1992.
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SMOKE AND ASHES: The Story of the Holocaust. By Barbara Rogasky. A basic yet detailed introduction to the causes, events, and legacy of the Holocaust. With 80 photographs providing visual background, the reader is taken through the deportation process and into the ghettos and concentration camps. Attempts by the Jews to fight back, to escape, or just to survive are highlighted, as are the fates of many who were directly involved in carrying out the Final Solution. In addition to chapters on German Nazis and Jews, the Special Action Groups, the lack of involvement by the U.S. and Britain, and the rescuers and the righteous, the book includes chapters entitled “Is the Holocaust Unique?, and “The Time is Now.” Grades 7 and up. Index. Glossary. Illustrated. 8″ x 11″. Holiday House. 187 p.
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STRUGGLE. By Sara Zyskind. Retelling her husband’s memoirs, the author chronicles the true story of Luzer, a Jewish teenager who struggles for life and dignity in the Polish ghettos. In 1939, Luzer’s comfortable life in Brezin is shattered by German bombs. Forced into the ghetto with his family, he watches as fellow Jews are publicly humiliated, dragged from hospital beds, and forced to work for the Third Reich. Then, as the very young and the very old begin to disappear, as food and water supplies run low, and as hope for war’s end fades, he finds himself aboard a cattle train to Auschwitz. Life in the camp is vividly described, from Luzer’s first rollcal to his eventual liberation by American soldiers. Grades 6 and up. Lerner. 284 p. Copyright 1989.
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THE ABANDONMENT OF THE JEWS: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945. By David S. Wyman. A provocative report on America’s response to the Nazi assault upon the Jews of Europe during WWII, one which the author claims was woefully inadequate. Noting that scarcely 200,000 people were saved, compared to the six million who perished, this meticulously researched book documents the roles of Congress and President Roosevelt, the effect of America’s immigration quotas, fears for jobs and economic security for returning U.S. veterans if American opened the doors to refugees, and the rise of American anti-Semitism. “Exemplary in its clarity and thoroughness” (New York Times Book Review, December, 1984). Advanced students. Bibliography. Pantheon. 444 p.
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“THE GOOD OLD DAYS”: The Holocaust as Seen by its Perpetrators and Bystanders. The title of this collection of diaries, letters, reports, minutes from interrogations, and shocking photographs was taken from the cover of a photo album compiled by a commandant at Treblinka death camp. His fond rememberance reflects the chilling inhumanity of all that is revealed in the accounts of the perpetrators of the Holocaust. Taken collectively, the documents challenge the notion that those who carried out the Holocaust were just following orders. Grades 10 and up. Index. Glossary. Free Press. 314 p. 1991 edition.
MCM205-J4 Hardback $US 22.95
THE HIDDEN CHILDREN. By Howard Greenfield. One and a half million Jewish children were killed during the Holocaust – but tens of thousands of others were hidden with strangers and survived. The author weaves the stories of 25 of these “hidden children” into a haunting portrait of the Holocaust as lived by these young survivors. Among the tales are those who masked their identities with Christian names; others who were given refuge in convents and orphanages, protected by courageous non-Jews; and shockingly, several who suffered abuse at the hands of their rescuers. All lived a lie, in constant danger of discovery and death. Grades 4 and up. Ticknor & Fields. 144 p. Copyright 1993.
HOU267-J4 Hardback $US 16.95
THE HOLOCAUST. (JACKDAW KIT) This collection of reproductions of historical documents and photographs is designed to provide the student with an informative yet personal introduction to Hitler’s “Final Solution.” The kit includes five comprehensive broadsheets providing interpretive background information and twelve primary source exhibits. Grades 7 and up. Golden Owl. Copyright 1992.
* Chronology of the Holocaust * Zyklon B Invoice
* Front page _Der Stu”rmer * Hitler bans reference to
* Heydrich directive “the Jewish Question”
* Letter, Goering to Heydrich * Aerial photograph,
* Reich Citizenship Law Auschwitz-Birkenau
* Portions of the Wannsee Protocol * Holocaust photographs
* Maps charting anti-Semitic violence * Holocaust newspaper articles
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THE HOLOCAUST: A History of the Jews in Europe During the Second World War. By Martin Gilbert. Using the testimony of “the nearest of the witnesses, those closest to the destruction,” this comprehensive book documents the suffering and courage of those who perished during the Holocaust. Weaving together these numerous oral histories with a fact-filled narrative, the book compiles a detailed record of the Holocaust that reveals individual stories of bravery, love, and self-sacrifice as well as overwhelming horror. Advanced students. Index. Illustrated. Henry Holt. 959 p.
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THE HOLOCAUST IN HISTORY. By Michael R. Marrus. Drawing from a wealth of sources, this enlightening book probes into the scholarship of the past decades to provide a critical analysis of how historians have handled the troubling and often controversial issues of the Holocaust. Among the topics discussed are anti-Semitism, the evolution of the “Final Solution,” and the roles of collaborationist governments, the Roman Catholic Church, Jewish ghetto leadership, and the Jews themselves. Teacher resource. Extensive bibliography, notes, and index. Meridian. 267 p.
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THE HOLOCAUST: The Fire That Raged. By Seymour Rossel. Readers are introduced to Hitler’s systematic policy of anti-Semitism and genocide in this concise chronicle of the Holocaust. Beginning with the Treaty of Versailles, the book recounts the key political decisions and infrastructures that enabled the Nazi party to rise to power and that provided for the subjugation of the Jews. Survival in the death camps, Allied attitudes towards European Jews, the resistance, and the Nuremberg trials are also discussed. The book ends with a chapter entitled “What Does It Mean to Be Human?” Grades 7 and up. Index. Chronology. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and maps. Watts. 124 p. Copyright 1989.
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THE HOLOCAUST YEARS: The Nazi Destruction of European Jewry, 1933-1945. By Nora Levin. Readings drawn from diaries, official papers, and eyewitness accounts form the heart of this study of the Nazi’s planned annihilation of European Jews. Part 1 is a brief history beginning with the fall of the Weimar Republic and focusing on events leading to the decision to destroy the Jews – anti-Semitic doctrines, the spread of Nazism, Hitler’s rise to power, and the fateful occurrences of 1938. Part 2 presents primary source evidence of these events in 101 readings, including firsthand accounts, Nazi and Allied documents, and haunting recollections of those who survived the nightmare years. Advanced students. Index. Krieger. 373 p. Copyright 1990.
KG108-J4 Paperback $US 14.50
THE LIBERATORS: Eyewitness Accounts of the Liberation of Concentration Camps. Edited by Yaffa Eliach and Brana Gurewitsch. Recent oral history testimonies by American liberators describe their initial responses to the concentration camps in 1945. History is brought to life by the immediacy of these first-person accounts by infantrymen, officers, a female war correspondent, medical corps members, and a black combat soldier, then 19 years old. No matter what their age, rank, sex, or color, they sharred common reactions of disbelief, repulsion, pity, and very often, shocked silence. No longer silent, these 19 witnesses provide irrefutable documentation of the camps. Many of the accompanying photographs were shot by the liberators themselves; others are official U.S. Army documents. 9″ x 12″. Center for Holocaust Studies. 59 p. Copyright 1981.
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THE NAZI DOCTORS: Medical killing and the Psychology of Genocide. By Robert Jay Lifton. From the forced sterilization policies and euthanasia programs early in the National Socialist ear, to the evolution of the death camps, this book documents how people trained in the art of healing became instrumental in the development of institutionalized murder. In interviews with doctors working in Nazi Germany, the author describes how the process of “doubling” – splitting the self into two functioning wholes, one part committing murder, the other part seeing itself as “humane healer” – worked to turn ordinary people into executioners and hospitals into death rows. Advanced students. Basic Books. 561 p.
HR429-J4 Paperback 1-4 copies $US 16.00 ea.
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THE OTHER VICTIMS: First-Person Stories of Non-Jews Persecuted by the Nazis. By Ina R. Friedman. Jews were not the only group targeted in the Holocaust: These 11 heartfelt personal narratives of gypsies, homosexuals, deaf persons, blacks, and Christians who survived persecution by the Nazis bear witness to the scope of Hitler’s atrocities. The extraordinary stories illustrate both the attempts by the Nazis to control the lives of non-Jews and the resilience of the human spirit. Underscored throughout are the dangers to individual freedom in a totalitarian society and the courage of people who resisted dictatorship. Grades 7 and up. Index. Houghton Mifflin. 214 p. Copyright 1990.
HOU202-J4 Hardback $US 14.95
THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE HOLOCAUST. By Yitzak Arad. This unusual compilation of photographs, maps, and text provides a vivid chronicle of the Nazi’s “Final Solution.” The more than 400 photographs, many published for the first time, are a shocking testament to the depths to which humanity can sink. The records are astonishing in and of themselves because such photography in Nazi Germny and the occupied territories was punishable by death. The text provides a concise history of the roots of anti-Semitism, Jewish life under Nazi rule, the ghettos, the death camps, the end of the war, and the road to Israel. Grades 10 and up. Illustrated. 10″ x 11″. Macmillan. 396 p. 1992 paperback edition.
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THE PINK TRIANGLE: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals. By Richard Plant. Beginning with a survey of German attitudes toward homosexuality at the turn of the century, this readable book examines the vicious campaign waged by the Nazis against Germany’s homosexuals, resulting in the arrests and deaths of thousands. Using a variety of dramatic primary source material, the book sheds light on such topics as the early 20th century rise of a vigorous homosexual emancipation movement, the virulent homophobia that underlay the Nazi desire to annihilate Germany’s homosexuals, and the evolution of official Nazi policy toward them, including the recurring strategies for their degredation, imprisonment, enslavement, and extermination. Advanced students. Index. Henry Holt. 257 p. 1988 paperback edition.
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THE SUNFLOWER. By Simon Wiesenthal. This moral allegory puts the reader in the position of a young Jew during the Nazi occupation of Europe. A dying Nazi asks his forgiveness, but he instead walks silently from the man’s hospital room. What, the book asks, were his moral obligations? Several responses by prominent thinkers (including Herbert Marcuse and Abraham J. Heschel) follow the tale. Schocken Books. 224 p.
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THE WAR AGAINST THE JEWS, 1933-1945. By Lucy S. Dawidowicz. A detailed and scholarly analysis of the period in Europe during which the German Nazis attempted to exterminate the Jews. The author analyzes the origins of the Holocaust in Hitler’s personal beliefs and German anti-Semitism, then traces the actual events of the “final solution” from legislation to the death camps. An appendix gives detailed information on the fate of the Jews in every nation under Hitler’s control. Extensive index, notes, and bibliography. Bantam. 466 p.
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THE WARSAW GHETTO IN PHOTOGRAPHS. Edited by Ulrich Keller. This collection of pictures taken in 1941 by German army photographers documents the conditions of the Warsaw ghetto. The reproductions chronicle the ordeal of everyday existence for the 500,000 men, women, and children singled out by the Star of David armband and imprisoned in a one and a half square mile area of ruined city streets. The photographs include long lines of men at forced labor, medical inspections, soup lines, emaciated children, and people dead in the streets of hunger and typhoid fever. An introductory essay provides background information. 8 1/2″ x 11″. Dover. 131 p.
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THE WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING. By Karen Zeinert. This clearly written history introduces young people to the story of Warsaw’s Jews, from the German blitzkrieg in Poland in 1939 through the heroic uprising of April/May 1943 and its consequences. The author deftly balances the broader picture of the struggle against Nazism with vivid portraits of individuals – both heroes (like Pinya Kartins and Zivia Lubetkin) and villans (SS General Ju”rgen Stroop). Illustrated with haunting black-and-white photographs, this volume also contains a timeline of events and a list of suggestions for further reading. Grades 7-12. Bibliography. Index. Millbrook. 112 p. Copyright 1993.
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THE WHITE ROSE. By Inge Scholl. Why did Hans and Sophie Scholl die on February 22, 1943? They were executed for belonging to the White Rose, a small circle of German students which printed and distributed leaflets opposing the Nazi regime during World War II. This story of integrity and courage, told by the Scholls’ sister, describes how the White Rose grew out of unparalleled oppression and inhumanity in a country otherwise grown mute. Including photographs, the book is a tragic and inspiring portrait of the principles for which the Scholls, and many of their friends, died. Wesleyan Press. 160 p. Second Edition.
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THE WORLD OF ANNE FRANK. By Betty Merti. Activities which can be used on their own or in conjunction with reading “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Part 1 consists of 45 pages of reproducible readings on topics including Hitler’s rise to power, the Franks’ persecution in Germany, and the testimony of their diaries against Nazi war criminals. The activities in Part 2 include writing summaries, preparing oral and written research reports, and creating related projects. Illustrated. 8 1/2 x 11″. J. Weston Walch. 157 p.
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THE WORLD MUST KNOW: The History of the Holocaust as Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. By Michael Berenbaum. More than a museum catalog, this book offers an exceptionally thorough chronicle of the events surrounding the Holocaust based on extensive scholarship. Illustrated with hundreds of archival photographs and images of artifacts gathered for the museum’s collection, the trext is filled with eyewitness accounts of the rise of Nazism, life in the ghettos, the deportations, and concentration camps. Also highlighted are stories of resistance and rescue, and the effect of these horrific events on the lives of individual survivors in the years that followed. Grades 9 and up. Index. 8 1/2″ x 11″. Little, Brown. 240 p. Copyright 1993.
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UNDERSTANDING THE HOLOCAUST. By Betty Merti. This easy-reading worktext explains the facts and significance of the Holocaust, providing a background on anti-Semitism throughout history and its culmination in Hitler’s attempted “Final Solution.” Discussion questions are included in the text. Each chapter also contains review activities, sentence fill-ins, vocabulary study, and more. Chapters include “Religious Anti-Semitism,” “Why Germany?,” “The Third Reich: A Terror State, 1933-1945,” “Jewish Resistance,” “Post-war Response to the Holocaust,” and “Jews in Today’s World.” Reading level: grade 8. 8 1/2 x 11″. J Weston Walch. 295 p.
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WE REMEMBER THE HOLOCAUST. By David A. Adler. Childhood memories of humiliation, fear, and dehumanization echo across the decades to remind readers of the horror, suffering, and tragedy that was the Holocaust. More than 25 survivors share their stories, many of them gruesome – Jewish children forced to eat grass, the maxim at Auschwitz that the only way out was through the chimney, people tortured and killed – but in their telling, students discover what it was like to be a Jew in Europe during WWII. Includes an index, a glossary, chronology, a bibliography, and black-and-white archive photographs and personal photographs of many of the survivors quoted in the book. Grades 6-9. Henry Holt. 147 p. Copyright 1989.
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WHEN LIGHT PIERCED THE DARKNESS: Christian Rescue of Jews in Nazi-Occupied Poland. By Nechama Tec. A well-researched investigation of the Polish Jews who passed as Christians to evade the Nazis, and of the people who helped them. Quoting from personal interviews as well as published and unpublished sources, the author (herself a survivor helped by the Poles) details the formidable obstacles faced by Jews who assumed false identities. Advanced students. Index. Bibliography. Oxford University Press. 262 p.
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WITNESSES TO THE HOLOCAUST: An Oral History. Edited by Rhoda G. Lewin. “This book … is what oral history is meant to be – history as if people mattered,” says the editor in her introduction. Here are the first-person stories of 21 men, women and children who survived the camps, 23 more who hid, fled, or fought in the Resistance, and 14 Americans who entered the camps as liberators. An appendix includes a discussion guide with questions that can be used to role-play interviews between historians and witnesses. Grades 10 and up. Index. Illustrated with photographs. Twayne. 241 p. Copyright 1990.
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YOUNG PEOPLE SPEAK: Surviving the Holocaust in Hungary. Edited by Andrew Handler and Susan V. Meschel. Eleven men and women who survived the Holocaust as children in Hungary – which saw more than three-quarters of its Jewish population perish in less than one year – bear witness to their experiences in this eloquent and moving book. For these individuals, childhood concerns like looking forward to a birthday, swimming in a pond, and playing in the school yard, were suddenly supplanted by the need for false identities, by paralyzing fear, narrow escapes, and the loss of home and family. Includes a list of resources for further reading. Grades 7-12. Index. Illustrated with photos of the contributors as children. Watts. 160 p. Copyright 1993.
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