Never to Forget: The Jews of the Holocaust

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Harper Collins, Sep 30, 1991 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 240 pages
Six million-- a number impossible to visualize. Six million Jews were killed in Europe between the years 1933 and 1945. What can that number mean to us today? We can that number mean to us today? We are told never to forget the Holocaust, but how can we remember something so incomprehensible?

We can think, not of the numbers, the statistics, but of the people. For the families torn apart, watching mothers, fathers, children disappear or be slaughtered, the numbers were agonizingly comprehensible. One. Two. Three. Often more. Here are the stories of thode people, recorded in letters and diaries, and in the memories of those who survived. Seen through their eyes, the horror becomes real. We cannot deny it--and we can never forget.

‘Based on diaries, letters, songs, and history books, a moving account of Jewish suffering in Nazi Germany before and during World War II.’ —Best Books for Young Adults Committee (ALA). ‘A noted historian writes on a subject ignored or glossed over in most texts. . . . Now that youngsters are acquainted with the horrors of slavery, they are more prepared to consider the questions the Holocaust raises for us today.’ —Language Arts. ‘[An] extraordinarily fine and moving book.’ —NYT.

Notable Children's Books of 1976 (ALA)
Best of the Best Books (YA) 1970–1983 (ALA)
1976 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Nonfiction
Best Books of 1976 (SLJ)
Outstanding Children's Books of 1976 (NYT)
Notable 1976 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC)
1977 Jane Addams Award
Nominee, 1977 National Book Award for Children's Literature
IBBY International Year of the Child Special Hans Christian Andersen Honors List
Children's Books of 1976 (Library of Congress)
1976 Sidney Taylor Book Award (Association of Jewish Libraries)

 

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There is of course an extensive literature on the Holocaust, and many readers over twelve would do well to start there with, say, Nora Levin or Elie Wiesel. Surprisingly little has been written ... Read full review

Contents

Not Citizens Only Subjects
3
Hitlers Magic Formula
10
Ein Volk Ein Reich Ein Fuhrer
19
The Protection of German Blood and German Honor
31
Flightto Nowhere
42
BOOK TWO Destruction of the Jews
49
The Night of Broken Glass
51
A Prophecy
58
ZyklonB
127
BOOK THREE Spirit of Resistance
135
To Die with Dignity
137
Want to Live
150
Ghetto Uprising
161
Revolt in the Death Camps
174
The Only Hope Left
182
Never to Forget
191

Phantoms in the Ghetto
77
Gangs of Slaves
88
One Little Spark
95
IJ The Final Solution
104
The Blue Tattoo
117
Chronology
195
Bibliography
201
Index
209
Maps
218
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About the author (1991)

Milton Meltzer, a Christopher Award and Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner, is the author of over eighty books in the fields of history, biography, and social reform. His most recent books are The Amazing Potato, a 1993 ALA Notable Children's Book, Gold and Hold Your Horses!. He lives in New York City.

Winner of the 2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal

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