The Jewish Victims of the Holocaust
The Jewish Victims of the Holocaust

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Annotation: Altman discusses the ghettos of Eastern Europe, Hitler's plan for organized murder, and the death camps.
Catalog Number: #161982
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: Enslow Publishers
Copyright Date: 2003
Edition Date: c2003
Pages: 104 p.
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ISBN: Publisher: 0-7660-1992-6 Perma-Bound: 0-605-51614-6
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-7660-1992-8 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-51614-4
Dewey: 940.53
LCCN: 2002151084
Dimensions: 24 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Reviewed with Linda Jacobs Altman's The Forgotten Victims of the Holocaust .Gr. 5-10. Drawing on some of the best adult histories and personal accounts, these titles in the Holocaust in History series do a fine job of introducing the facts and the issues. Altman writes with simple clarity in short sentences that tell the horrifying truth without sensationalism about leaders and ordinary people who were perpetrators, victims, and bystanders. Forgotten Victims will fill a gap even in large Holocaust collections, with statistics and searing eyewitness accounts of what happened to more than five million Poles, Russians, Gypsies, homosexuals, and the disabled. There are shelves of good books covering the material in the Jewish Victims volume, but for readers new to the subject, Altman presents a clear overview of Hitler's genocidal plan and its implementation in the ghettoes, roundups, and camps. The series design is spacious and readable with clear type and well-chosen, black-and-white archival photos. The documentation includes full chapter notes to the adult sources as well as a bibliography of YA titles and Internet addresses. An excellent series for the Holocaust curriculum.
Horn Book
These books deal with Holocaust victims and survivors. Altman gives a vivid image of some of the atrocities committed by Hitler's henchmen against Jews, Poles, Gypsies, homosexuals, and other groups. Each book, illustrated with archival photos, presents events in an accessible, sequential format but is often too abbreviated for the complex topics. Chapter notes, maps, reading list, timeline, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Holocaust in History titles: The Forgotten Victims of the Holocaust, The Jewish Victims of the Holocaust, and Resisters and Rescuers--Standing Up against the Holocaust.]
School Library Journal
Gr 5-9-Altman opens both volumes with a replicated short introduction to World War II and the Holocaust. The books are well organized and accurate, and the writing is sound although not memorable. However, most of the information is readily available in more probing and beautifully written titles. In addition, the further reading sections are much too short and omit many worthy books. These series entries are a perfect example of taking a topic and chopping it up into several volumes when one would not only suffice, but may also be preferable. Stick to more substantial works, such as Miriam Chaikin's A Nightmare in History (Clarion, 1992) or David A. Adler's We Remember the Holocaust (Holt, 1995). They will give children a greater and more profound understanding of this tragic time in the history of the world.-Leslie Barban, Richland County Public Library, Columbia, SC Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 100) and index.
Reading Level: 6.0
Interest Level: 5-9

The atrocities of the Holocaust and its millions of Jewish victims are discussed with detail and sensitivity by author Linda Jacobs Altman. The ghettos of Eastern Europe, Hitler's plan for organized murder, life and death in the camps, and the Final Solution are addressed. The additional horrors that resulted when the Nazis realized they were losing the war, and the landing of the Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy, further demonstrate the Holocaust's significance in history.

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