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Download Hiding to Survive: Stories of Jewish Children Rescued from the Holocaust epub

by Maxine B. Rosenberg,John Sherrill

Download Hiding to Survive: Stories of Jewish Children Rescued from the Holocaust epub
ISBN: 0613069889
ISBN13: 978-0613069885
Category: Children
Subcategory: History
Author: Maxine B. Rosenberg,John Sherrill
Language: English
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval (March 1998)
ePUB size: 1569 kb
FB2 size: 1317 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 683
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Every child in this country should have to read this. They would appreciate what they have.
Amazing stories. It is hard to believe how these kids survived the Nazi murderers and their Ukrainians Collaborators.
Expected individual stories to be more in depth. Disappointing.
Hilarious Kangaroo
I really enjoyed the experience of reading this book- I am a history teacher, with World War II being a time period I am particularly interested in, so I read books along this vein quite a bit. My soft heart particularly likes to read works describing how, even in the midst of a horrible time period, there is still goodness to be found, and stories of individual heroism. I also learned quite a bit, particularly about how often siblings were split up to make their hiding easier (I guess I have read too many books like the Diary of Anne Frank and the Upstairs Room where siblings were together and didn't think about all the times families/siblings got split up during hiding.) It is also a very short book (about 150 pages) and so a quick and worthwhile read.
This is an excellent book written at a level appropriate for both children and adults. In it, fourteen people tell stories about being hidden as children to survive World War II and the Holocaust on European Jews. It emphasizes the close and loving relationships most of the children developed with their non-Jewish rescuers and the heroism the rescuers showed in risking their lives to save children who weren't even related to them, who were often perfect strangers. This book shows the silver lining of one of the saddest stories in human history.
Maxine Rosenberg, does a wonderful job of editing the heartbreaking non fiction stories of people who thrived during the Holocaust in the late 1930s and early 1940s. In Hiding to Survive, victims of the Holocaust tell about their tragic life stories. Each of the 14 people who share their past experiences were young children during the Holocaust. They had to leave their family in one way or another and learn to adjust to new settings and a new environment. Some of these people even went as far as to deny their Jewish heritage and religion. It is unknown how many Jewish children actually survived or escaped from the Holocaust. On the outside, this book is just a group of people telling their life stories. But if you look into it, it teaches you to never take your family, or anything for that matter, for granted.
This book was the first Holocaust book I read. My daughter in law is an elementary teacher and she read this book to her students. It is excellent and a great book for older children so that the horror of the holocaust is not forgotten.