The Holocaust Museum

The Holocaust Museum

by Brenda Haugen, Harold Marcuse
     
 

The horrors of the Holocaust—the mass killing of Jews and others by Nazi Germany during World War II—changed the world. Many survivors and political leaders felt it was important that the tragic events and the victims were never forgotten. In the late 1970s, U.S. government leaders began planning for a memorial to the millions of people who were murdered.…  See more details below

Overview

The horrors of the Holocaust—the mass killing of Jews and others by Nazi Germany during World War II—changed the world. Many survivors and political leaders felt it was important that the tragic events and the victims were never forgotten. In the late 1970s, U.S. government leaders began planning for a memorial to the millions of people who were murdered. Finally in 1993, their dream was realized, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum opened. Today, the museum serves as both an honor to those who were lost and an education center to people of all ages.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Paula McMillen
This is another well-designed and competently written book in the "We the People" series. Like other volumes from this publisher, supplemental material is above average with a timeline, glossary, micro-biographies of key people, fast facts, an index, suggested resources, and additional teaching resources on a dedicated web site. Both the events leading up to the "Final Solution" and the process of creating the museum as an act of remembrance are clearly, if briefly, chronicled and accompanied by numerous photographs. This is certainly an appropriate introduction to Holocaust studies for upper elementary students and may well stimulate sufficient curiosity to read further about some of the people, places, or events described. Reviewer: Paula McMillen, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756533571
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
We the People: Modern America Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.73(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile:
1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Brenda Haugen started in the newspaper business and had a career as an award-winning journalist before finding her niche as an author. Since then, she has written more than 50 books and edited hundreds more, most of them for children. A graduate of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, Brenda lives in North Dakota with her dog, Alice, who chose Brenda when she went to the Humane Society thinking she was there to adopt another dog.

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