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Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust Paperback – March 1, 2005
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Mara Bovsun is a member of the Dog Writers of America and a volunteer handler at New York City's Animal Haven Shelter. A freelance journalist and coauthor of six books, she lives in New York City.
Allan Zullo's bright, breezy, conversational style is behind more than 75 popular nonfiction books, including Andrews McMeel Publishing titles like Mews Items, Amazing but True Cat Tales, Amazing but True Dog Tales, and Amazing but True Fishing Tales. He also authored the best-selling True Tales of Animal Heroes. He lives near Asheville, N.C.
Top Customer Reviews
"Hurry up!" shouted the impatient German guard.
"It's here somewhere. I know it is."
"You don't have a pass, do you?" snarled the guard. "You're trying to sneak out of the ghetto, trying to fool me."
"No really, I have - " The man never finished his sentence. The guard shot him.
Hearing the loud bang, Luncia jerked. Her father wrapped his arms tight around his coat to keep her still, but her whole body trembled uncontrollably. He's going to shoot us all, I know it.
I know that my 4th grader is not ready to read this kind of material but this is an excellent book to be read by everyone that is ready for this type of material. Very well written information that we all should know and never forget.
Each chapter tells the story of a different child's experience.
Two children were part of the kindertransport, but didn't go all the way to England. Another was on the ill-fated ship the St. Louis. A shocking reminder of how some survived and some didn't by the smallest of decisions.
I have already read it many times. I intend to share it with my nieces when they next visit. The next generation must know that the Holocaust did exist. That over six million people died not for 'who' they were but for 'what' they were (Jewish, Gypsy, Gay, etc.). Unfortunately, nothing seems to unite people like having 'someone' to blame all your problems on. The Nazis and countless others both before and since have made that very clear.
I found this book interesting, informing, and tremendously motivating. This book holds the attention of the reader exceptionally well. When you thought the character had no alternatives but to give up, you were immediately surprised by the courage they found within to outlast the struggle. For example, when Mathei Jackel, age ten, was placed in a boxcar all alone headed for a death camp, he somehow managed to escape out the door and remain free from the terror of the Nazis. You were left with the impression that he had no way out of the boxcar, which was headed towards his demise, and surprised when he escaped with his life. While keeping the reader involved with the stories, the book also enlightens the reader with many important facts pertaining to World War II and the Holocaust. Facts such as dates, historic locations, and vocabulary terms can be referenced to from the book and its glossary located at the back.Read more ›
In my opinion this book helps me understand more about Hitler and the Holocaust in general. This book also makes me realize that our life is not as bad as it could be. I believe that this book is an inspiration. It inspires me to live my life to the fullest and appreciate the fact that there is no one trying to control every move that I make. I hope that this book will inspire other people to do the same.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We read this as a family. My husband seemed to be the most impacted.Published 6 days ago by Jennifer
Thanks for telling these stories in a way that our young people can grasp.Published 1 month ago by Grateful
These stories were interesting, and very sad, prepare yourself.Published 1 month ago by Krystal Clifton
The cruelly of man never ceases to amaze.
This is the first account of children during WWI I I have read
Everyone should read this
Great book for kids. Very informative and a great way to teach them about the Holocaust.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent book about the Holocaust, an easy read I learned a lot reading this.Published 2 months ago by Numberman