What Was the Holocaust?

What Was the Holocaust?


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451533906
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Series: Penguin What Was... Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 9,139
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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

Anti-Semitism 8

Adolf Hitler 12

The Nazis 17

Hitler in Power 29

War! 36

In the Ghetto 46

Life in the Concentration Camps 56

The Final Solution 64

Fighting Back 77

Freedom! 86

After 92

Timelines 104

Bibliography 106

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