Jewish Values: Shattered Youth in Nazi Germany: Primary Sources from the Holocaust

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128 p.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum archives of survivor testimony, as well as archival photographs, provide the bulk of the information in this series called True Stories of Teens in the Holocaust. Each book averages seven chapters and includes a concise index, excellent internet resources, a list for further reading which includes books about the reading level of the text, a short glossary, and a timeline of events pertinent to the subject of the book. The chapter notes are also at the end of the book. Generally, this is a solid series with a lot of eyewitness accounts, so there are less concrete facts and more personal perspectives than other historical series. In this book, many teen experiences are enumerated. Starting with seventeen-year-old Herschel Grynszpan, who shot a German diplomat because he was distraught that his family was deported from Germany to Poland, the book then chronicles how the Nazi movement attracted young people with its uniforms and marching, how Jews and non-Aryans were treated at school (and eventually expelled), and the peer pressure in the Hitler Youth Movement. If not purchasing the series, this book would be optional because most of the information is in the other books.
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