ERIC Number: ED424164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Books about the Holocaust. A Selective Annotated Bibliography.
Rudin, Claire, Comp.
This document describes what reading should be in a Holocaust library for children. Considering the graphic and violent events of the Holocaust, this list of books for children presents the Holocaust in a way that satisfies the need for some gentleness of treatment, while still engaging interest and presenting facts accurately, to provide a list with some diversity of subject and variety of genre. The intent of this list is to provide a selection of books that include the description of events and individuals in historical perspective and from the perspective of those who imagined them. The scope of the subject matter includes such topics as anti-Semitism; Jewish life in Europe before the Holocaust; events preceding, during, and following the war; Germany and Nazism; world-wide reactions to events; resistance and rescue; individual experiences and acts of heroism; life in the ghettos and camps; reflections on the Holocaust and roots in human behavior. The determination of grade level has been largely intuitive, taking into consideration vocabulary and sentence structure, overall appearance of the book, its subject matter and theme, and the handling of ghetto and camp experiences and other Nazi cruelties. Not included are books for children younger than fourth graders, the youngest age for introducing books about the subject; most books here are suited for those somewhat older. (RJC)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Anti Semitism, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, European History, Foreign Countries, Ghettos, History, Jews, Minority Groups, Modern History, Personal Narratives, Social Studies, World War II
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Authoring Institution: Queensborough Community Coll., Bayside, NY. Holocaust Resource Center and Archives.