The Holocaust

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This series explores the major conflicts of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Each book takes the form of a 'timeline' of a particular conflict, looking in date order at 21 key events that shaped its course. Each spread focuses on a different landmark date and includes a description of the event, its causes and consequences, and a mini-timeline of related dates. In this book, the events leading to the Holocaust, its planning, horrific aims and organization are explored. Pages focus on key events, such as: the ...
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Overview

This series explores the major conflicts of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Each book takes the form of a 'timeline' of a particular conflict, looking in date order at 21 key events that shaped its course. Each spread focuses on a different landmark date and includes a description of the event, its causes and consequences, and a mini-timeline of related dates. In this book, the events leading to the Holocaust, its planning, horrific aims and organization are explored. Pages focus on key events, such as: the Wannsee Conference; the start of operations at the Belzec death camp; the Warsaw ghetto uprising; and the liberation of Auschwitz. The information is supplemented by quotations, statistics and fact boxes. The book also includes biographies of key figures and details of where to find more information.

About the Author:
Sean Sheehan was a teacher in London and Southeast Asia

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
AGERANGE: Ages 10 up.

During the years of Nazi dominance in Germany and across much of Europe, many horrific actions occurred under the auspices of Hitler's political and military machinery. The invasion of neighbors, the annihilation of democracy, and the wastefulness of warfare all were primary features of the Nazi power structure. However, no series of actions undertaken by that vile regime can compare to the attempt to exterminate all Jews that has come to be referred to as the Holocaust. In this title in the illustrated "Timelines" series, Sean Sheehan tackles this perplexing and penultimate tragic subject in a way that will provide his readers with a good foundation for further study. Sheehan presents the Holocaust in a way that offers an overview of some of its primary elements and the individuals most responsible for them. In telling this sad story Sheehan does not skirt the horrible realities of the destruction of Europe's Jewish communities. Likewise, the author of this fine work offers insights into the nature of the leadership that blithely constructed a killing machine so efficient and bureaucratic that it almost beggars description. Finally, Sheehan tackles the subject of Nazi minions who attempted to defend their unspeakable actions by falling back on the fact that they were simply following orders. This is a powerful book laced with sometimes disturbing images and one that is worth perusing. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590186077
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: How Did It Happen? Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 12 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents


Protocols of the Elders of Zion First Published-August 28, 1903     4
Hitler Appointed Chancellor of Germany-January 30, 1933     6
Nuremberg Laws Passed-September 15, 1935     8
Kristallnacht-November 9-10, 1938     10
Nazi Invasion of the Soviet Union-June 22, 1941     12
First Death Camp Starts Operating-December 8, 1941     14
Wannsee Conference-January 20, 1942     16
Belzec Death Camp Starts Operating-March 17, 1942     18
First Deportation of Jews from France-March 28, 1942     20
Himmler Visits Auschwitz-July 17, 1942     22
Deportations from Warsaw Ghetto Begin-July 22, 1942     24
Special Request for Transport-January 20, 1943     26
Uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto-April 19, 1943     28
Emptying the Vilna Ghetto-September 23, 1943     30
Rescue of Denmark's Jews-October 1, 1943     32
Anne Frank Betrayed-August 4, 1944     34
Deportations from Hungary Resume-November 1, 1944     36
Liberation of Auschwitz-January 27, 1945     38
Jews Shot on Death March-April 30, 1945     40
Opening Day of Nuremberg Trials-November 20, 1945     42
Holocaust Denial Condemned in Court-April 11, 2000     44
Key Figures inthe Holocaust     46
Glossary     47
Further Information     47
Index     48
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