The Holocaust: The Origins, Events, and Remarkable Tales of Survival
Featuring full-color illustrations, historical photographs, and maps and charts, this large format book is perfect for parents and teachers who want to introduce this subject to young readers. Eyewitness accounts and real-life stories of loss, courage, and survival bring a humanity and immediacy to the facts and images, making The Holocaust a compelling and invaluable read for a new generation.
The chapters are broken down into a general background of issues facing the world at the time, the events of the war and the persecution of Jews, and the end of the war and the fallout from it. This last section is one that is not given enough coverage, so I was glad to see a great deal of information about Israel, its formation, role in the immediate post war era, and its challenges today.
Each two page spread concentrates on one facet of the general topic-- Germany After World War I is an example. The pages will show a panoramic picture; overtop of this is place an overview, and then several other topics, each with a paragraph explaining them, a picture, and a description of the picture in a yellow box. This breakdown makes it very easy to understand the general topic, and the pictures are well chosen and informative.
While the Holocaust is not a particularly easy subject to read about, it still intrigues children. The Holocaust: The Origins, Events, and Remarkable Tales of Survival is a great way to introduce this topic to young readers.