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Writers of the Holocaust
Mandell, Sherri Lederman.
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Publication Information:
New York : Facts on File, 1999.
Physical Description:
xxvi, 132 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Profiles ten men and women who have written about or whose writings were influenced by their experiences during the Holocaust.
Reading Level:
1020 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC High School 7.6 8 Quiz: 28056 Guided reading level: NR.

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This volume profiles ten men and women who have written about or whose writings were influenced by their experiences during the Holocaust.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-The writers featured in this book represent different ethnic groups and countries affected by Hitler's path of destruction. Yitzhak Katznelson was born in Belorussia and moved to Poland as a child. He was a playwright and poet and taught in the Warsaw ghetto until he was sent to Auschwitz, where he died in 1944. Primo Levi was born in Italy and became a member of the Italian resistance. After the war, he wrote about his experiences in novels, poetry, essays, and in his biography, The Periodic Table. Elie Wiesel, Anne Frank, Aharon Appelfeld, Arnost Lustig, Ida Fink, Hannah Senesh, and Abba Kovner are also profiled. Jerzy Kosinski is included and the controversy concerning his novel The Painted Bird is addressed. Each entry incorporates synopses and analyses of some of the writers' works and comments on the effect their experiences had on their lives. A chronology, list of their works, and works about them are included at the end of each chapter. Mandell's introduction provides background on the Holocaust as well as several maps. Black-and-white photographs, some of poor quality, illustrate the text. Nonetheless, this is a solid introduction to these authors.-Debbie Feulner, Northwest Middle School, Greensboro, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.



To many of today's students, the Holocaust is ancient history. But it is important that students are aware of the all-too recent history of the Jewish annihilation at the hands of the Nazis. Testimonies of the Holocaust--in the form of fiction, poetry, or diaries--bring the Holocaust from the classroom and into the hearts and minds of today's students. Writers of the Holocaust is the only book to profile in-depth the lives and works of Jewish writers who lived in Europe during the Holocaust. While their experiences help students understand the results of hatred and totalitarianism, these writers also bear witness to and assert the invincibility of the human spirit. The book is an accessible and indispensable reference guide for students studying the Holocaust and Holocaust literature, as well as those studying World War II or human rights. Profiles: • Elie Wiesel • Primo Levi • Hannah Senesh • Aharon Applefeld • Jerzy Kosinski • Anne Frank • Abba Kovner • Arnost Lustig • Ida Fink • Yitzak Katznelson. Excerpted from Writers of the Holocaust by Sherri L. Lederman Mandell All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.