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Jewish children in the Holocaust

  • Author:
    Wees, Janet
    Summary:

    Walter is a young child when his parents decide to leave their home in Germany and start a new life in the Netherlands. As Jews, they know they are not safe under the Nazi regime. Walter is at first too young to appreciate the danger...

  • Author:
    Kacer, Kathy
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    The true story of the ship St. Louis, which left Germany in May 1939 full of Jewish passengers seeking refuge in Cuba. Denied port in Cuba, the US, and finally Canada, the St. Louis was forced to return Europe, where many passengers...

  • Author:
    Kacer, Kathy
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    For ages 8+. The heroine, Gabi, recounts how as a young Jewish girl she lived on a family farm in Eastern Europe during the Second World War. She describes her community before the Nazi occupation and the events that unfolded afterwards...

  • Author:
    Wolfe, Margie, Bat-Zvi, Pnina
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    A true story about two brave sisters whose promise to "always, stay together" helped them survive Auschwitz. The night that Rachel and Toby's parents are taken away by the Nazis, they give their young daughters three gold coins with the...

  • Author:
    Brenner-Wonschick, Hannelore
    Summary:

    From 1942 to 1944, twelve thousand children passed through the Theresienstadt internment camp on their way to Auschwitz. Only a few hundred of them survived the war. In the mid-1990s, German journalist Hannelore Brenner met ten of these...

  • Author:
    Kacer, Kathy
    Summary:

    Laura has just three weeks to go before her Jewish “coming of age” ceremony, called a Bat Mitzvah, when she is assigned a special project. She is to read the diary of Sara Gittler, a young girl her own age who was imprisoned by the...

  • Author:
    Kacer, Kathy
    Summary:

    Lily Toufar and her family arrive in Shanghai in 1938, having fled from Nazi-occupied Vienna and the persecution of Jewish families like theirs. Shanghai is a strange place for a young European girl, but it is one of the few places in...

  • Author:
    Mayer, H. Jack
    Summary:

    During World War II, Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker, organized a rescue network of fellow social workers to save 2,500 Jewish children from certain death in the Warsaw ghetto. Incredibly, after the war her heroism, like...

  • Author:
    Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
    Summary:

    Through interviews with surviving Hitler Youth members as well as those who resisted the movement, explores how Hitler gained the loyalty, trust, and passion of so many of Germany's young people that by the time he became Chancellor of...

  • Author:
    Kacer, Kathy
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    The remarkable true story of a young girl named Edith and the French village of Moissac that helped her and many other children during the Holocaust. The town's mayor and citizens concealed the presence of hundreds of Jewish children...

  • Author:
    Levin, Karen, Emil, Sher
    Summary:

    In the spring of 2000, Fumiko Ishioka, the curator of a small Holocaust education centre for children in Tokyo, received a special shipment of artifacts from the Auschwitz museum. Among the items was an empty suitcase. From the moment...

  • Author:
    Levine, Karen
    Summary:

    In March 2000, a suitcase arrived at a children's Holocaust education center in Tokyo, Japan from the Auschwitz museum in Germany. Fumiko Ishioka, the center's curator, was captivated by the writing on the outside that identified its...

  • Author:
    Clark, Kathy
    Summary:

    Based on the true story of two sisters sheltered from the Nazis by a group of Catholic nuns during World War II. Mama had always told twelve-year-old Susan that there was no safe place for a Jew, especially in German-occupied Hungary in...

  • Author:
    Watts, Irene N.
    Summary:

    The play opens on 15 November 1938, six days after the launching of the government planned and sponsored anti-Semitic program called Kristallnacht'the Night of Broken Glass. It is the day that German State schools closed their doors...

  • Author:
    Kacer, Kathy
    Summary:

    It's a dangerous time for thirteen-year-old Clara and her family. They have just been imprisoned in Terezin (Terezinstadt), a ghetto in a medieval town near Prague - which was built to show the world how "well" the Nazis were treating...

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