Warsaw, Lodz, Vilna: The Holocaust Ghettos

Warsaw, Lodz, Vilna: The Holocaust Ghettos

by Linda Jacobs Altman


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The Holocaust was the widespread slaughter of more than 11 million people-including 6 million Jews-by the Nazis. To isolate the Jews of Germany and Poland, Adolf Hitler ordered that they be rounded up and imprisoned in run-down sections of cities-in bleak places called ghettos. In Warsaw, Lodz, Vilna: The Holocaust Ghettos, author Linda Jacobs Altman examines this often overlooked chapter of the Holocaust in which tens of thousands of Jews died, either from starvation or disease, or in hopeless revolts against the Nazis. Those who did survive the hardships of ghetto life were then deported to concentration camps to face almost certain death.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766062085
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/28/2014
Series: Remembering the Holocaust Series
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

The All-Consuming Fire 5

1 September 1939: The Horror Begins 10

2 Governing the Ghetto 18

3 The Shape of Our Days 28

4 Matters of Life and Death 40

5 Living in the Cracks 51

6 Legacies of Courage 61

7 The Beginning of the End 73

Chronology 82

Chapter Notes 85

Glossary 91

Further Reading 93

Index 94

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