Children in the Holocaust and World War II

Children in the Holocaust and World War II

Their Secret Diaries

Book - 1996
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Children in the Holocaust and World War II is an extraordinary, unprecedented anthology of diaries written by children all across Nazi-occupied Europe and in England.

Twenty-three young people, ages ten through eighteen, recount in vivid detail the horrors they lived through. As powerful as The Diary of Anne Frank and Zlata's Diary , children's experiences are written with an unguarded eloquence that belies their years.

Some of the diarists include: a Hungarian girl, selected by Mengele to be put in a line of prisoners who were tortured and murdered; a Danish Christian boy executed by the Nazis for his partisan work; and a twelve-year-old Dutch boy who lived through the Blitzkrieg in Rotterdam. And many others. These heartbreaking stories paint a harrowing picture of a genocide that will never be forgotten, and a war that shaped many generations to follow.

All of their voices and visions ennoble us all.
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780671520557
0671520555
Characteristics: xxi, 409 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Holliday, Laurel 1946-

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Diaries of children ages ten through eighteen in Nazi-occupied Europe presents a testament to youth experiences in the ghettos and death camps of Hungary and Poland and the bombed-out streets of London.


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