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The Holocaust survivors
Yeatts, Tabatha.
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Publication Information:
Springfield, NJ : Enslow Publishers, 1998.
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Discusses the experiences of people who survived the Holocaust, the trials of Nazi leaders at Nuremberg, the establishment of the state of Israel, the search for justice, and efforts of the survivors to begin new lives.
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Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.2 4.0 21072.
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DS135.E83 Y38 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The Holocaust Survivors details the harsh stories of those who lived through the Holocaust. For most survivors, life continued to be bleak after the war since they had neither homes nor families to which they could return. Yeatts not only concentrates on the aftermath's effect on survivors, but on the fate of those responsible for the Holocaust as well.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-10. As with the Underground Railroad and slavery, it is easier to tell kids about those who escaped (the survivors and their rescuers) than to focus on the millions who were victims and perpetrators and bystanders. Middle-graders, especially, can relate to individual acts of courage and self-sacrifice and to the thrill of risky adventure before confronting the horror of what people were escaping. However, both these books in the Holocaust Remembered series are careful not to whitewash the genocide or to offer false comfort. Both begin with an overview of the Holocaust, including the history of anti-Semitism and the rise of Hitler and the Nazis. There is some overlap between the two titles, even some of the same archival photos are used, but Yeatts is concerned with the period after the war and the liberation of the camps, including the Nuremberg trials, the creation of Israel, the tracking of Nazi war criminals, and also the lives of individual survivors. Fremon's focus is on Resistance fighters, such as the people in the Warsaw Ghetto, and those who dared to help people escape, rescuers such as Raoul Wallenberg and the whole country of Denmark. He is also clear about those who helped the Nazis and about those, like the U.S., who did nothing. Everything is fully and obtrusively documented in chapter notes at the back; there's also a bibliography and chronology. Many readers will want to go from here to personal survivor stories, such as Anita Lobel's No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War [BKL Ag 98]. Note: the January 1999 issue of Book Links, in its ongoing series on teaching the Holocaust, will contain an article on rescuers and survivors. --Hazel Rochman

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-10-Holocaust Heroes is an on-target, accurate overview of the men and women who risked their lives to save thousands of Jews. Among the stories recounted are those of Kate Rossi, a teenage French Resistance worker who guided refugees to safety; Marian Pritchard, who shot the Dutch policeman who came searching for her charges; the Committee for the Defense of the Jews in Belgium, which saved more than 3000 children; and Raoul Wallenberg, who rescued Hungarian Jews. Survivors gives eyewitness accounts of the lives of concentration camp victims after liberation. The physical and psychological effects of the war, the search for family members, and beginning a new life are all discussed. Trials of major Nazi leaders at Nuremberg are also examined as is America's use of Nazi scientists during the perceived forthcoming fight against Communism. The creation of Israel and the importance of teaching about the Holocaust are both covered intelligently. Two clear and objective titles.-Marcia W. Posner, Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County, Glen Cove, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.