Holocaust Remembrance Day

hiddenHolocaust Remembrance Day begins the evening of April 27 and ends the evening of April 28.  We have many books to share with your children to teach them about the Holocaust.

 

Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 True Stories of Survival by Marcel Prins and Peter Henk Steenhuis

Fourteen true first-person stories of children who went into hiding during World War II. Some were only three or four years old, while some were teenagers. They  hid with neighbors, some with strangers but all knew the pain of losing their homes, families or even their own names.

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Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

Based on the real life story of Jack Gruener, this book relates his story of survival from the Nazi occupation of Krakow, when he was eleven, through a succession of concentration camps, to the final liberation of Dachau.

 

 

 

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 Shanghai Escape by Katie Kacer

Lily Toufar and her family arrive in Shanghai in 1938, having fled from Vienna on the eve of Kristallnacht. Shanghai is a strange place for this bright young girl. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and under pressure from Hitler, the Japanese government in Shanghai has ordered Jewish refugees to move into a ghetto in an area of Shanghai called Hongkew. There is little food to eat and poor sanitation, and disease is rampant. For Lily, life becomes grueling after her family is forced into the ghetto.

 

 

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The Last Train : a Holocaust Story by Rona Arato

he Nazi occupation forces a family into first into a ghetto in their hometown; then a labor camp in Austria; and, finally, to the deadly Bergen Belsen camp deep in the heart of Germany. Separated from their father, 6-year-old Paul and 11-year-old Oscar must care for their increasingly sick mother, all while trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy amid the horrors of the camp.  Based on the life of the author’s husband.