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Children in the Holocaust and World War II: Their Secret Diaries

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ISBN13: 9780671520557
ISBN10: 0671520555
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Children in the Holocaust and World War II is an extraordinary, unprecedented anthology of diaries written by children all across Nazi-occupied Europe and in England.

Twenty-three young people, ages ten through eighteen, recount in vivid detail the horrors they lived through, day after day. As powerful as The Diary of Anne Frank and Zlata's Diary, here are children's experiences—all written with an unguarded eloquence that belies their years. The diarists include a Hungarian girl, selected by Mengele to be put in a line of prisoners who were tortured and murdered; a Danish Christian boy executed by the Nazis for his partisan work; and a twelve-year-old Dutch boy who lived through the Blitzkrieg in Rotterdam. In the Janowska death camp, eleven-year-old Pole Janina Heshele so inspired her fellow prisoners with the power of her poetry that they found a way to save her from the Nazi ovens. Mary Berg was imprisoned at sixteen in the Warsaw ghetto even though her mother was American and Christian. She left an eyewitness record of ghetto atrocities, a diary she was able to smuggle out of captivity. Moshe Flinker, a sixteen-year-old Netherlander, was betrayed by an informer who led the Gestapo to his family's door; Moshe and his parents died in Auschwitz in 1944. They come from Czechoslovakia, Austria, Israel, Poland, Holland, Belgium, Hungary, Lithuania, Russia, England, and Denmark. They write in spare, searing prose of life in ghettos and concentration camps, of bombings and Blitzkriegs, of fear and courage, tragedy and transcendence. Their voices and their vision ennoble us all.

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In this unpredcedented anthology of diaries written by children from across Nazi-occupied Europe and England, 23 boys and girls, aged 10 through 18, recount in vivid detail the horrors they lived through--and sometimes did not survive. With a power that recalls Anne Frank, the diarists record their experiences with an unguarded eloquence that belies their years. of photos.

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nancekburns, October 21, 2006 (view all comments by nancekburns)
"Children In The Holocaust And World War II: Their Secret Stories" was the first book I'd read from Laurel Holliday.

"Children" has been one of the hardest books I've read, other than Schindler's List. It hurt, made me cry, and angry at the same time. I was once again reminded that this life is not all peaches and cream. That there are things we don't get or understand. Bad things happens to all of us including children. Hopfully we can come away stronger and wiser than before.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671520557
Author:
Holliday, Laurel
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
Jewish children in the Holocaust
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
World History-Holocaust
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.23x5.32x1.09 in. .69 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this unpredcedented anthology of diaries written by children from across Nazi-occupied Europe and England, 23 boys and girls, aged 10 through 18, recount in vivid detail the horrors they lived through--and sometimes did not survive. With a power that recalls Anne Frank, the diarists record their experiences with an unguarded eloquence that belies their years. of photos.
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