Recommended Reading
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The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million
Among the grainy photographs of the Mendelsohn family from the old country -- taken in a village called Bolechow, in what was then Poland but is now the Ukraine -- one stood out: that of a dapper father, a proud mother, and four daughters; on the back was the handwritten caption, "Killed by the Nazis." This was Mendelsohn's great-uncle Shmiel and his family, who met the same fate as most of the other Jews in town.
Survivors: True Stories Of Children In The Holocaust
These are the true-life accounts of nine Jewish boys and girls whose lives spiraled into danger and fear as the Holocaust overtook Europe. In a time of great horror, these children each found a way to make it through the nightmare of war. Some made daring escapes into the unknown, others disguised their true identities, and many witnessed unimaginable horrors. But what they all shared was the unshakable belief in-- and hope for-- survival. Their legacy of courage in the face of hatred will move you, captivate you, and, ultimately, inspire you.
Middle School reading level
Hitler's War Against the Jews-the Holocaust: A young reader's version of the war against the Jews 1933-1945
Altshuler follows Dawidowicz's text closely but shortens and simplifies it for younger readers. This is an excellent Introductory overview to the Holocaust.
Middle School reading level
Smoke and Ashes:  The Story of the Holocaust
Blending a narrative of historical events with personal testimonies, Rogasky poses these questions: How did the Holocaust happen and why? Couldn't anyone stop it? How could the Jews let it happen? She includes a chapter on non-Jewish victims.
Middle School reading level
In clear and simple prose, Rossel chronicles events from the rise of Nazism through the ghettos, the camps, rescue, and resistance, to the Nuremberg and Eichmann trials. This is a good introductory or reference material for those unfamiliar with historical events.
Middle School reading level
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
After briefly describing the creation of the Warsaw Ghetto, the author concentrates on the 28 days of the uprising.