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Title:
The Jewish victims of the Holocaust
Author:
Altman, Linda Jacobs, 1943-
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
104 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm.
Summary:
The lives of Jews, during the rise and fall of Adlof Hitler and Nazi Germany, are explored along with the progression of World War II and how it affected the lives and treatment of Jews.
Language:
English
Contents:
A people dispossessed -- The ghettos of Eastern Europe -- Organizing murder -- Living and dying in the camps -- Marching to nowhere.
ISBN:
9780766019928
Format :
Book

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Summary

The atrocities of the Holocaust and its millions of Jewish victims are discussed with detail and sensitivity by author Linda Jacobs Altman. The ghettos of Eastern Europe, Hitler's plan for organized murder, life and death in the camps, and the Final Solution are addressed. The additional horrors that resulted when the Nazis realized they were losing the war, and the landing of the Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy, further demonstrate the Holocaust's significance in history.


Author Notes

Linda Jacobs Altman specializes in writing about history, social issues, and multicultural subjects for young people


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Reviewed with Linda Jacobs Altman's The Forgotten Victims of the Holocaust. Gr. 5-10. Drawing on some of the best adult histories and personal accounts, these titles in the Holocaust in History series do a fine job of introducing the facts and the issues. Altman writes with simple clarity in short sentences that tell the horrifying truth without sensationalism about leaders and ordinary people who were perpetrators, victims, and bystanders. Forgotten Victims will fill a gap even in large Holocaust collections, with statistics and searing eyewitness accounts of what happened to more than five million Poles, Russians, Gypsies, homosexuals, and the disabled. There are shelves of good books covering the material in the Jewish Victims volume, but for readers new to the subject, Altman presents a clear overview of Hitler's genocidal plan and its implementation in the ghettoes, roundups, and camps. The series design is spacious and readable with clear type and well-chosen, black-and-white archival photos. The documentation includes full chapter notes to the adult sources as well as a bibliography of YA titles and Internet addresses. An excellent series for the Holocaust curriculum. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2003 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-9-Altman opens both volumes with a replicated short introduction to World War II and the Holocaust. The books are well organized and accurate, and the writing is sound although not memorable. However, most of the information is readily available in more probing and beautifully written titles. In addition, the further reading sections are much too short and omit many worthy books. These series entries are a perfect example of taking a topic and chopping it up into several volumes when one would not only suffice, but may also be preferable. Stick to more substantial works, such as Miriam Chaikin's A Nightmare in History (Clarion, 1992) or David A. Adler's We Remember the Holocaust (Holt, 1995). They will give children a greater and more profound understanding of this tragic time in the history of the world.-Leslie Barban, Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introduction: World War II and the Holocaustp. 7
1 A People Dispossessedp. 11
2 The Ghettos of Eastern Europep. 29
3 Organizing Murderp. 45
4 Living and Dying in the Campsp. 59
5 Marching to Nowherep. 75
Timelinep. 90
Chapter Notesp. 92
Glossaryp. 96
Further Readingp. 100
Internet Addressesp. 101
Indexp. 102