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Feel free to add books to this list and feel free to rate any of the books that are ellis coming of age in the time of the holocaust listed. List created by Kerry S. Open 1 Kerry S. Penetrating and powerful, as personal as The Diary Of Anne Frank, Night awakens the shocking memory of evil at its absolute and carries with it the unforgettable message that this horror must never be allowed to happen again.

Foreword by Francois Mauriac. Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door to door arresting Jewish families in the middle of the night. Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard -- their secret hiding place -- and promises.

Desperate to protect her younger brother, Sarah locks him in a bedroom cupboard -- their secret hiding place -- and promises to come back for him as soon as they are released. In her research, Julia stumbles onto a trail of secrets that link her to Sarah, and to questions about her own future. Includes Reading Group Gold info with conversation with the author, some historical perspective info, a short bibliography, and reading group questions.

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic -- a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Ellis coming of age in the time of the holocaust occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl. In 1942, with Nazis occupying Holland, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding.

For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building. Cut off from the outside world, they faced hunger, boredom, the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters, and the ever-present threat of discovery and death. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period.

By turns thoughtful, moving, and amusing, her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut short.

It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family.

Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. By her brother's graveside, Liesel Meminger's life is changed when she picks up a single object, partially hidden in the snow. It is The Grave Digger's Handbook, left there. It is The Grave Digger's Handbook, left there by accident, and it is her first act of book thievery.

So begins a love affair with books and words, as Liesel, with the help of her accordion-playing foster father, learns to read. Soon she is stealing books from Nazi book-burnings, the mayor's wife's library, wherever there are books to be found. But these are dangerous times. When Liesel's foster family hides a Jew in their basement, Liesel's world is both opened up and closed down.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance.

  • As the youngest prisioner, Jerome exchanged cigarettes for Brandl's pencil sketches;;;
  • He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw;
  • Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different to his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.

Friedmann in Czechoslavakia, was thirteen when she, her mother, and her brother were taken to Auschwitz. They were liberated in 1945 and came to the United States on a refugee boat in 1951.

This is her story, written for middle school or high school students. This is her story, written for middle school or high school students. Her previous books include "Elli: On September 23, 1939. It was the last live music broadcast from Warsaw: That day, a German bomb hit the station, and Polish Radio went off the air.

Though he lost his entire family, Szpilman survived in hiding.

  • Many teachers, librarians, and parents should find ample use for this powerful book;
  • Next Elli was born on February 28, 1931 and grew up in Samorin, Czechoslovakia, a small town near Bratislava.

In the end, his life was saved by a German officer who heard him play the same Chopin Nocturne on a piano found among the rubble. Written immediately after the war and suppressed for decades, The Pianist is a stunning testament to human endurance and the redemptive power of fellow feeling. Sherrill The Hiding Place proves that the light of God's love can penetrate even the darkest recesses of despair, places like the Nazi extermination camp at Ravensbruck.

After protecting Dutch Jews in a secret room in their home, Corrie ten Boom, her sister and father were discovered, arrested, and.

Survivor Stories

After protecting Dutch Jews in a secret room in their home, Corrie ten Boom, her sister and father were discovered, arrested, and imprisoned. Only Corrie survived, but her faith in God remained strong-so strong that, after the war, she could forgive a former camp guard in a face-to-face meeting.

More than just a spellbinding adventure, The Hiding Place is a life-changing story. Her daughter, Trudy, was only three when she and her mother were liberated by an American soldier and went to live with him in Minnesota.

Trudy's sole evidence of the past is an old photograph:. Trudy's sole evidence of the past is an old photograph: Driven by the guilt of her heritage, Trudy, now a professor of German history, begins investigating the past and finally unearths the heartbreaking truth of her mother's life. Combining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of life during the war, and a poignant mother-daughter drama, Those Who Save Us is a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame.

She is a dwarf. All her life she yearns to grow like everyone else. But as she matures and becomes the towns librarian, unofficial historian, conscience, and purveyor of gossip, she comes to learn that like the stones at. But as she matures and becomes the towns librarian, unofficial historian, conscience, and purveyor of gossip, she comes to learn that like the stones at the bottom of a river that are seen only when one dives deep beneath its surface being different is a secret everyone shares, especially the Jews she harbors in her cellar during the Nazi regime.

Timeless and unforgettable, the story of Trudi and Burgdorf is a profound work of deep beauty, humanity, and truth. Little does she know that this year she will be mysteriously transported into the past where only she knows the horrors that await. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina.

With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts. Jan, active in the Polish resistance, kept ammunition buried in the elephant enclosure and stashed explosives in the animal hospital.

  1. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. There were laws that prevented Jews from keeping kosher, reading newspapers, and even listening to the radio.
  2. This is her story, written for middle school or high school students.... Elli Friedmann, April 1944.
  3. For the next two years, until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo, they and another family lived cloistered in the "Secret Annex" of an old office building.
  4. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. Elli watched the raids in humiliation, as the soldiers ordered around her father like a criminal.
  5. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner, socializing, and, during rare moments of calm, piano concerts.

With her exuberant prose and exquisite sensitivity to the natural world, Diane Ackerman engages us viscerally in the lives of the zoo animals, their keepers, and their hidden visitors.

She shows us how Antonina refused to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, keeping alive an atmosphere of play and innocence even as Europe crumbled around her.

Elli’s Story: Chapter 1

Jews are being rounded up, and Katarina and her aunt Lena and uncle Teo are in danger. Katarina does not understand why she is considered Jewish since her family has. Katarina does not understand why she is considered Jewish since her family has never been observant, but she trusts her beloved aunt to keep her safe.

Frustrated and scared, Katarina is forced to hide in a peasant household. The weeks turn into months, and Katarina waits anxiously for her aunt to come for her. Because of Katarina's red hair, she is distrusted by the superstitious villagers, and when her Judaism is discovered, she is asked to leave. Katarina wanders alone from village to village, constantly at risk because of the persecution of Jews in her country, and confused by the threat that hangs over her.

Throughout her plight, Katarina's spirit is maintained by a fierce belief that everything and everyone she once loved will await her at the end of the war. Katarina has been raised by her aunt, a free-thinking woman who has always scorned the constrictions of organized religion.

She knows nothing of her Jewish heritage beyond the fact that she is Jewish. In fact, Katarina is secretly being taught the Catechism by the family's maid and considers herself a devout Catholic.

  1. There were laws that prevented Jews from keeping kosher, reading newspapers, and even listening to the radio.
  2. Next Elli was born on February 28, 1931 and grew up in Samorin, Czechoslovakia, a small town near Bratislava.
  3. Written immediately after the war and suppressed for decades, The Pianist is a stunning testament to human endurance and the redemptive power of fellow feeling. As the Nazis tighten their grip on the Jewish population, Aunt Lena finds a peasant family whom she pays to take in the girl.
  4. All her life she yearns to grow like everyone else.
  5. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic -- a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.

As the Nazis tighten their grip on the Jewish population, Aunt Lena finds a peasant family whom she pays to take in the girl. She is hidden for a time but, as the danger to the family increases, she is sent out on her own. After several near escapes, Katarina makes her way to her former maid's family and is placed in a Protestant orphanage for the duration of the war.

This is a difficult book, not only because of its subject matter, but also because it moves backward and forward in time and because the voice sometimes shifts from that of Katarina to that of a person observing her.

Then, too, an eight-year-old child must, necessarily, have had a confused understanding of the calamity that had befallen her. In spite of the challenges of its style, however, Katarina is worth reading and begs for discussion.

Winter has told her story with admirable evenness. Even the people unsympathetic to Katarina's plight are given motivation. Readers are also aware of numerous characters who risked their own lives to help her.

Many teachers, librarians, and parents should find ample use for this powerful book. Grades 6 and up. My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's story and history itself. Here is the continuation, in which the father survives the camp and is at last reunited with his wife. When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg.

When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover - then she inexplicably disappears. When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student, and she is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to defend her innocence, Michael gradually realizes that Hanna may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder.

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