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Why Did the Holocaust Happen?
     

Why Did the Holocaust Happen?

by Sean Sheehan
 

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This insightful series presents some of the most important events in modern history. From World War I to the Cold War, we're encouraged to think critically about the effects these watershed moments have had on the world. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the books include firsthand speeches, letters, diary entries, and other primary source materials

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This insightful series presents some of the most important events in modern history. From World War I to the Cold War, we're encouraged to think critically about the effects these watershed moments have had on the world. Written in a straightforward, engaging style, the books include firsthand speeches, letters, diary entries, and other primary source materials that give dramatic clues to the reasons these unforgettable events unfolded as they did. Photographs from the time period show the world as it was at that moment, and the views of professionals historians are included in each chapter.

Key Features:

Photographs from the period supplement well-researched, historical information

Primary source excerpts help with document-based text questions

Panels featuring historians' opinions encourage critical thinking and offer opportunities for debate

Glossary, sources of further information, and index

The Holocaust was genocide of devastating proportions perpetrated by the German government during World War II. During this time, millions of Jews were imprisoned or killed along with Gypsies, the disabled, Communists, Socialists, and others. Why Did the Holocaust Happen? examines the Holocaust using well-balanced information supplemented by primary sources from the time period, sidebars, and timelines.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6�8—This series explains the before, during, and after of seminal events of the 20th century in a clear, unbiased manner. The authors walk the fine line between certainty and moral ambiguity, knowing when to pass judgment and when to leave topics open for debate. Side boxes provide retrospective critiques of crucial decisions, with liberal and conservative opinions represented, and offer historical and economic commentary, especially in Hiroshima and Great Depression. Other sidebars include meticulously cited eyewitness quotes or extra insight on particularly important events. Even more information is contained in the maps, period photographs, and well-placed captions that grace every page. Some events are excluded, such as Neville Chamberlain signing the Munich Agreement. Though there is no shortage of books on these topics, the combination of information and readability makes these titles good choices.—Rebecca Dash Donsky, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433941733
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Series:
Moments in History Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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