Hidden Like Anne Frank: 14 True Stories of Survival

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March 29, 2016
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Jaap Sitters was only eight years old when his mother cut the yellow stars off his clothes and sent him, alone, on a fifteen-mile walk to hide with relatives. It was a terrifying night, one he would never forget. Before the end of the war, he would hide in secret rooms and behind walls. He would suffer from hunger, sickness, and the looming threat of Nazi raids. But he would live.

This is just one of the true stories told in Hidden Like Anne Frank, a collection of eye-opening first-person accounts that share the experience of going into hiding to escape the Holocaust. Some were just toddlers when they were hidden; some were teenagers. Some hid with neighbors or family, while many were with complete strangers. But all know the pain of losing their homes, their families, even their own names. They describe the secret network that kept them safe. And they share the coincidences and close calls that made all the difference.

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Amazing Stories of Survival
When I was younger I was amazed with Anne Frank’s Diary. I couldn’t help but wonder how a girl my age could go through so much while in hiding. Hidden Like Anne Frank includes 14 stories of children surviving the most horrific events of history.

Hidden Like Anne Frank includes amazing stories of survival. The book is emotional, well written, and includes incredible and powerful images. It is an easy to read with grade-level appropriate vocabulary that allows it to be accessible to a variety of ages. The book was well researched and weaves in important personal details. The addition of photos at the end of the book showing what each survivor looks like in present day also strengthened the impact of their stories.

This book will make a valuable addition to any middle school classroom library. Anyone interested in WWII history and the Holocaust should read Hidden Like Anne Frank.
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