What was the Holocaust? /

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by Herman, Gail,
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Authors: Hoare, Jerry,--illustrator. Series: What was ... ? Physical details: 106 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm. Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945). | Genocide | Jews | World War, 1939-1945 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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Stratford Elementary 940.531 HER Available

Ages 8-12.

Includes bibliographical references (page 106).

What was the Holocaust? -- Anti-Semitism -- Adolf Hitler -- The Nazis -- Hitler in power -- War! -- In the Ghetto -- Life in the Concentration Camps -- The Final Solution -- Fighting back -- Freedom! -- After -- Timelines.

"A thoughtful and age-appropriate introduction to an unimaginable event--the Holocaust. The Holocaust was a genocide on a scale never before seen, with as many as twelve million people killed in Nazi death camps--six million of them Jews. Gail Herman traces the rise of Hitler and the Nazis, whose rabid anti-Semitism led first to humiliating anti-Jewish laws, then to ghettos all over Eastern Europe, and ultimately to the Final Solution. She presents just enough information for an elementary-school audience in a readable, well-researched book that covers one of the most horrible events in history. Includes a letter from the editor and series creator, Jane O'Connor"--