Life in a Nazi Concentration Camp
Life in a Nazi Concentration Camp

Series: Living History   

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Annotation: Describes life in a Nazi concentration camp, including deportation, housing, food, forced labor, lurking threats of punishment and death, and the miracles of survival.
Catalog Number: #75840
Format: Library Binding
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Copyright Date: 2014
Edition Date: 2014
Pages: 96 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-601-52510-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-601-52510-9
Dewey: 940.53
LCCN: 2012042546
Dimensions: 25 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Like other titles in the Living History series, this study relies particularly on eyewitness accounts to portray daily conditions this case, horrors ring particular historic periods. After filling in the background on Hitler's rise to power, Nardo incorporates carefully documented quotes from the memoirs of concentration camp survivors into his harrowing, fairly explicit account of how Jews and other "undesirables" were first segregated into ghettos and then transported, abused physically and psychologically, and worked to death and murdered in huge numbers. Lightening this dark picture somewhat, Nardo describes heroic instances of overt and covert resistance by prisoners and rescuers, such Oskar Schindler. Wartime and postwar photos illustrate this unflinching addition to the Holocaust shelves.
Horn Book
England presents a reliable overview of the lives of British people from all walks of life. Illustrations and boxed quotations create infrequent breaks, and visual material is uninspired. Nazi's tight focus makes this volume more successful. Primary source quotations and compelling (albeit horrifying) details are explicit; period photos are effective. In both books, pull-out boxes define some words, but a glossary would have been helpful. Reading list, timeline, websites. Ind.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 88-89) and index.
Reading Level: 7.0
Interest Level: 7-12
Lexile: 1190L

Much of what is known about people's everyday lives in times past comes from artifacts but also from diaries, letters, and other writings. Many important details of life during the Civil War, for instance, can be found in the diaries of women who carried on while their men were at war. In the Living History series, firsthand accounts such as these are combined with thoughtful narrative to offer a rich and vivid portrait of daily life in various times and places in history. A visual chronology, sidebars that feature quotes from people of the period and from historians, selected vocabulary words, source notes, a bibliography for further research, and an index provide additional tools for student researchers Book jacket.

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