A thoughtful and age-appropriate introduction to an unimaginable event—the Holocaust.
The Holocaust was a genocide on a scale never before seen, with as many as twelve million people killed in Nazi death camps—six million of them Jews. Gail Herman traces the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, whose rabid anti-Semitism led first to humiliating anti-Jewish laws, then to ghettos all over Eastern Europe, and ultimately to the Final Solution. She presents just enough information for an elementary-school audience in a readable, well-researched book that covers one of the most horrible times in history.
This entry in the New York Times best-selling series contains eighty carefully chosen illustrations and sixteen pages of black and white photographs suitable for young readers.
About the Author
Gail Herman has written several young biographies for children, including Who Was Jackie Robinson?
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What Was the Holocaust?
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Table of Contents
What Was the Holocaust? 1
Adolf Hitler 12
The Nazis 17
Hitler in Power 29
In the Ghetto 46
Life in the Concentration Camps 56
The Final Solution 64
Fighting Back 77