for Survivors of the Holocaust
by Kath Shackleton
and Zane Whittingham
The stories of six children who survived the Holocaust are compellingly presented in graphic-memoir format. Heinz recalls the terror of Kristallnacht and the indignity of escaping to England only to be interned there as an “enemy alien” when war broke out. Trude, who spoke no English, was shuffled from home to home in England while her parents were in concentration camps, where they were killed. Ruth remembers the small moments of luck that allowed her family to journey safely to from Germany to London, and Martin admits the great fear he felt huddled with his foster family in England during the air raids. Suzanne was rescued by a neighbor and hidden in the French countryside, while Arek saved himself by switching lines as new arrivals to Auschwitz were being sorted. Digital illustrations employ sharp angles, exaggerated size, clear facial expressions, and dark colors to emphasize the brutality of the Nazis and the pervasive fear of the Jewish people. (Age 10 and older)
CCBC Choices 2020. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020. Used with permission.
"Perhaps there is no simple, easy way to educate children about the Holocaust. Yet this] new extraordinary work in the form of a nonfiction graphic novel for children is a valiant attempt to do just that. These testimonials... serve as a reminder never to allow such a tragedy to happen again."--BookTrib
Between 1933 and 1945, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party were responsible for the persecution of millions of Jews across Europe. This extraordinary graphic novel tells the true stories of six Jewish children who survived the Holocaust.
From suffering the horrors of Auschwitz, to hiding from Nazi soldiers in war-torn Paris, to sheltering from the Blitz in England, each true story is a powerful testament to the survivors' courage. These remarkable testimonials serve as a reminder never to allow such a tragedy to happen again.
Features a current photograph of each contributor and an update about their lives, along with a glossary and timeline to support reader understanding of this period in world history.
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