Rescue and Resistance: Portraits of the Holocaust

Rescue and Resistance: Portraits of the Holocaust

by Macmillan Reference Usa

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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
At first glance this encyclopedic volume is not for browsing. In fact, unless you know the name you're looking for, it doesn't seem useful. But it contains a wealth of information. Familiar names--David Ben Gurion, Elie Wiesel. Anne Frank--are certainly here. But unfamiliar names abound--French partisan commander Robert Gamzon and "Righteous among the nations" honorees Witold Fomenko and Anna Borkowska, are just two. Both Jews and non-Jews are profiled, each biography taking up to four pages. Sidebars give useful information, definitions (partisan, minimalist, statist) and timelines. This turns into an absolutely fascinating book, just right for browsing. One of the most interesting yet disturbing, parts of the book is the hundred pages devoted to biographies of Nazi leaders. We should, I suppose, know our enemies. The timeline, suggested additional reading, glossary, and index are all useful. Highly recommended and absolutely necessary for special collections. 1999, Macmillan Library Reference, Ages 12 up, $80.00. Reviewer: Judy Silverman—Children's Literature

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Cengage Gale
Publication date:
MacMillan Profiles Series
Product dimensions:
7.43(w) x 10.31(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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