Holocaust: Understanding and Remembering

Holocaust: Understanding and Remembering

by Helen Strahinich

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6 UpThis fine volume contains straightforward prose that defines terms within context and leads readers chronologically from Hitler's rise to power, through the devastation of the Holocaust, to its aftermath. The text consistently examines hard-to-answer questions such as: Why did so many Jewish people remain in Germany? Why didn't the German people do anything to save their Jewish citizens? What were the roots of anti-Semitism? The clean layout helps make difficult ideas and information comprehensible, and includes clear maps, appropriate black-and-white photographs, and crisp charts. The book is extensively footnoted and clearly indexed. Particularly instructive is the section on how the Jews of different countries such as Italy and the Netherlands fared. In addition, this book discusses other groups of people whom the Nazis persecuted: the Gypsies, the Polish elite, homosexuals, etc. Information about famous "righteous gentiles" such as Oskar Schindler and less-familiar individuals is also presented. Appropriate for school assignments or for general interest.Lisa Von Drasek, Brooklyn Public Library

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Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Issues in Focus Series
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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