Survivors of the Holocaust: True Stories of Six Extraordinary Children

by Kath Shackleton and Zane Whittingham

The stories of six children who survived the Holocaust are compellingly presented... read more

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)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020

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