Holocaust Book Lists
A Holocaust survivor tells her story - DW Documentary
Night is the archetypal Holocaust novel, in many ways more an experience that you have, rather than a book that you read. Its author, Elie Wiesel, was born in what is now Romania and survived several concentration camps, and in Night , he puts into hauntingly beautiful words all of the terrible events, whether physical, mental, or emotional, that he had to survive.
A Girl Called Renee: The Incredible Story of a Holocaust Survivor
This is the unbelievable autobiographical story of Ruth Uzrad, a Jewish teenager whose life was turned upside down by the Nazi regime. Later, when the Nazis conquer Belgium, Ruth and one of her sisters escape to France, leaving the youngest sister behind to be taken in by a Belgian foster family. Later, Ruth joins the Jewish underground movement in France and takes on a false identity and a new name, Renee. As an underground fighter, she participates in special operations aimed at rescuing Jews in danger. When the German police set out to arrest her, she manages to cross the border into Spain and eventually makes her way to Israel, where she makes her home and spends the rest of her life.
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Old Catalog. Title Enchanted Air. Summary Margarita Engle, the first Latina woman to receive a Newbery Honor, tells of growing up in Los Angeles as a child of two cultures during the hostilities between Cuba and the United States. Title Maus: A Survivor's Tale. Summary A son struggles to come to terms with the horrific story of his parents and their experiences during the Holocaust and in postwar America. Title Anne Frank. Summary A graphic adaptation of the life of famed Jewish teen, Anne Frank, from the lives of her parents to her untimely death in a concentration camp.