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Title:
The story of the Holocaust
Author:
Lawton, Clive.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm
Summary:
Examines the events of the Holocaust within the context of World War II and Germany's economic and political history, while highlighting the main figures of the time.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780531145241

9780531153765

9780749633318
Format :
Book

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- Jewish studies- Timelines and maps- Recent examples of genocide- Perfect resource for reports


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Booklist Review

Gr. 5^-8. This slim volume offers middle-graders a concise, graphically illustrated overview of the Holocaust. Beginning with the question "How Could This Happen?" double-page spreads address each escalating stage, including Germany's economic depression and factors that contributed to Hitler's rise, the formation of the Nazi regime, and national anti-Semitism. The text is very brief and factual, letting the multitude of shocking photographs and illustrations show the horror and senselessness. A map showing Europe's Jewish population by country, both before and after the war, offers dramatic perspective, as does a final chapter, "Could It Happen Again?" which briefly mentions post^-World War II genocide in Cambodia, Rwanda, and Serbia. The book closes with the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights," which will intrigue students concerned with world affairs, followed by an appended chronology of events. With so little text, students may not find enough to support report writing on any one subject. Nonetheless, young readers will come away with a better understanding of the relationship between the events and the devastation. --Gillian Engberg


Table of Contents

How Could This Happen?p. 4
The Jews in Europep. 6
The Depression in Germanyp. 8
Hitler's Rise to Powerp. 10
The Nazi Regimep. 12
Kristallnachtp. 14
Blitzkrieg and Warp. 16
"Enemies of the State"p. 18
Ghettoesp. 20
Death Squadsp. 22
Concentration Campsp. 24
"The Final Solution"p. 26
Active Resistancep. 28
Helpersp. 30
Time Runs Outp. 32
Liberating the Campsp. 34
The Survivorsp. 36
Truth and Justicep. 38
Could it Happen Again?p. 40
The Lessons of Historyp. 42
Important Datesp. 44
Glossaryp. 46
Indexp. 48
Acknowledgmentsp. 48

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