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Courageous Teen Resisters: Primary Sources from the Holocaust
     

Courageous Teen Resisters: Primary Sources from the Holocaust

by Ann Byers
 

As the Warsaw ghetto in Poland went up in flames in April 1943, Jewish fighters fought bravely for twenty-seven days against Nazi soldiers. With deportation to a death camp all but certain, young Jews in the ghetto decided not to go quietly. Although the Nazis defeated the Jewish resistance group, the spirit of the uprising lived on. For Jews living in Europe

Overview

As the Warsaw ghetto in Poland went up in flames in April 1943, Jewish fighters fought bravely for twenty-seven days against Nazi soldiers. With deportation to a death camp all but certain, young Jews in the ghetto decided not to go quietly. Although the Nazis defeated the Jewish resistance group, the spirit of the uprising lived on. For Jews living in Europe during the Holocaust, survival was often the only from of resistance. But Jews in ghettos, concentration camps, and partisan groups did fight back. Some non-Jews came to their aid as well. Told through the words of teen resisters, author Ann Byers details the stories of courageous young people who fought back against Nazi Germany.

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Children's Literature - Sara Rofofsky Marcus
Excerpts of firsthand accounts of those resisting the Nazis and other persecutors during the Holocaust, are intertwined into cohesive sections of this installment in the "True Stories of Teens in the Holocaust." Separated into seven chapters, Margaret Shannon's extensive research brings out a wide range of voices from a variety of ages and geographic areas. The content is organized into Living with Persecution, Rebel Groups in Germany, Resistance in Western Europe, Quiet Resistance, Fighting Back in the Ghettos, Resistance to the End, and Partisan Groups in the Forest. What makes this book unique is its plethora of youthful teen voices. The student researcher will appreciate the time line, glossary, suggested further readings, Internet addresses, and index. The more advanced researcher will benefit from the abundant chapter bibliographic notes. Chapter subheadings indicate how the excerpts from personal accounts are organized, with introductory and explanatory material. Readers older than the suggested 8 to 12 age level will benefit from the primary sources presented with explanations and introductions, either as a full resource or as a way to understand the lengthier resources mentioned in the chapter notes. Reviewer: Sara Rofofsky Marcus

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766032699
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
True Stories of Teens in the Holocaust Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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