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What World is Left

by Monique Polak
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: holocaust, values & virtues, general (see also headings under social themes)

“Heartbreaking. An important addition to the Holocaust curriculum.”—Booklist, starred review

A pampered child used to having her own way, Anneke Van Raalte lives outside Amsterdam, where her father is a cartoonist for an Amsterdam newspaper. Though Anneke's family is Jewish, her religion means little to her. Anneke's life changes in 1942 w …

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Under the Iron Bridge

by Kathy Kacer, read by Gabi Epistein
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 12 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 9
tagged: holocaust, prejudice & racism, europe

 

What does it take to stand up for what’s right?

It’s 1938 in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Paul is feeling pressured to join the Hitler Youth. The last thing he wants to do is march around with a bunch of bullies, supporting the Gestapo and abusing the city’s Jews, but even Paul’s parents think he should go along with his classmates in order to …

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Names in a Jar

by Jennifer Gold
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: holocaust, siblings, adoption

Twelve-year-old Anna Krawitz is imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto with her older sister, Lina, and their father. Happy days spent reading about anatomy and science in Papa’s bookshop are long gone, and the knowledge they have is used to help their neighbors through the illnesses caused by starvation and war.

With no hope in sight and supplies dwindl …

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Stones on a Grave

by Kathy Kacer
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: parents, orphans & foster homes, holocaust

Sara has never been out of the tiny town of Hope, Ontario, where she has been in an orphanage all her life. After a fire destroys the orphanage, clues about her parentage—a medical certificate and a Star of David—lead her to Germany. Despite her fears—she doesn’t speak the language, she knows no one in Germany, and she’s never been on an …

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The Girl Who Was Born that Way

by Gail Benick
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: girls & women, siblings, holocaust

The Girl Who Was Born That Way is the story of the Berk family, not exactly an ordinary Jewish family, trying to bury its Holocaust past while starting over in post-war USA. The novel centers on the dynamics between the family's four daughters, the two oldest girls who grew up in the Lodz Ghetto and he two youngest who came of age in an idyllic Ame …

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