Jewish Values: Trapped - Youth in the Nazi Ghettos

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, eight chapters detail life in the ghettos—their establishment, the harsh conditions, and their liquidation. One chapter discusses how people managed to feed the body, often smuggling or selling valuables. Another discusses feeding the spirit, describing the different cultural activities, including concerts and plays.
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