The Holocaust Through Primary Sources

Age Level: 11–up  Grade Level: 6–up

Through the powerful words of Holocaust victims—the survivors and the murdered—bystanders, and perpetrators, these books capture a variety of individual experiences describing major events of the Holocaust. Gripping primary source accounts give the text a strong emotional element and keep the reader interested. Filled with color photos of primary source artifacts and black-and-white period photos, each book contains stories from men, women, and children.

  • Intriguing primary-source accounts capture many perspectives on the Holocaust
  • Color photos of Holocaust artifacts and documents
  • Great for research and reports
  • Informative sidebars provide historical background
  • Examines unknown as well as well-known Holocaust figures
  • Supports the History/Social Studies curriculum
  • 6 1/2” x 9 1/4”
  • 128pp.
  • Illus. with color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations
  • Contains a timeline, chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Fall 2011
  • Series Lexile: 830
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Auschwitz

Auschwitz

Voices From the Death Camp

James Deem
“Yet, my little Diary, I don’t want to die, I still want to live . . . “ Éva Heyman, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, wrote these words in her last diary entry in the spring of 1944. Soon after, she was deported and murdered at Auschwitz...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3322-1
Binding: Library Ed.
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Kristallnacht

Kristallnacht

The Nazi Terror That Began the Holocaust

James Deem
On November 10, 1938, Francis Schott slept peacefully in his bed. Suddenly, a group of Nazis broke into his house and began to destroy it. They wanted to demolish everything because Francis’s family was Jewish...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3324-5
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Liberation

Liberation

Stories of Survival From the Holocaust

Betty N. Hoffman
Millions of Jews were murdered during the Holocaust. Those people fortunate enough to survive had their lives destroyed by the Nazis. Survivors had to rebuild their lives, often from nothing: no homes, no jobs, and no family...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3319-1
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Rescuing the Danish Jews

Rescuing the Danish Jews

A Heroic Story From the Holocaust

Ann Byers
Bent Melchior, a fourteen-year-old Danish Jew, was crammed into the hold of a fishing boat. But this was not a normal fishing trip. Surviving the crowded, filthy conditions on this trip meant reaching freedom...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3321-4
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Saving Children From the Holocaust

Saving Children From the Holocaust

The Kindertransport

Ann Byers
“Who will look after me . . . and why can't we all go together?” Kurt Fuchel asked his father these questions, as the young boy prepared to embark on a journey to England . . . alone. Fuchel was one of ten thousand children who made this journey shortly before World War II began...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3323-8
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The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Striking a Blow Against the Nazis

Linda Jacobs Altman
The Warsaw ghetto uprising was a battle the Jews could not hope to win against the more powerful Nazis. But they decided not to go quietly to certain death. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, beginning World War II, the Nazis quickly destroyed Jewish life...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3320-7
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