Synopses & Reviews
The Holocaust was a complex and horrifying experience that affected millions of people in Europe. The nearly 13 years of Nazi rule had an enormous influence on the day-to-day existence of people in every walk of life: Jews and non-Jews, perpetrators and rescuers, collaborators and resisters, officials and ordinary citizens. Nearly all of Europe's Jews were victims. Students, teachers, and interested readers can explore how the daily lives of these victims, despite their heroic efforts to survive and maintain a normal existence, became increasingly untenable and for most eventually ended in death. Along with the often harrowing details of life under the Nazis, emphasis is placed on uplifting accounts of resistance and the role of rescuers.
Once I began to read this work, I could not put it down....It is my hope that many people, especially the young, will read this inspiring work. Students will profit from the insights of its authors and hopefully will grow in the virtues of tolerance and respect.Most Rev. Peter A. Rosazza, D.D. Episcopal Vicar for the Hispanic Apostolate New Haven, Connecticut
This book is clearly written, in a highly narrative style, with many quotations, anecdotes and analytical comments and sub-headings that can act as a guide for further discussion....[t]he book can be used both in academic and non-academic setting to teach the ompact of Nazism, Nazi racism, and Nazi discriminatory laws and activities on daily life. It approaches also the psychological and material aspects.DataJEM Review Center
"Once I began to read this work, I could not put it down....It is my hope that many people, especially the young, will read this inspiring work. Students will profit from the insights of its authors and hopefully will grow in the virtues of tolerance and respect." - Most Rev. Peter A. Rosazza, D.D. Episcopal Vicar for the Hispanic Apostolate New Haven, Connecticut
The cumulative effect of evidence and background, of compassion and outrage, of intellectual and emotional exposure to the formative event of the twentieth century is captured powerfully in this volume. It should be a great teaching instrument on any level of instruction from high school to university courses.Herbert A. Arnold Professor of German Studies and Letters Wesleyan University
Experience and explore the horrific and devastating effects that the Holocaust had on everyday lives through the voices of the people who endured it.
About the Author
EVE NUSSBAUM SOUMERAI is an author, lecturer, teacher, and Holocaust survivor.CAROL D. SCHULZ has been a teacher of history and English for 24 years.