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We must not forget : Holocaust stories of survival and resistance

Hopkinson, Deborah (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J 940.5318 HOP (Text) 33500013366455 New Available -
Crookston Public Library J 940.5318 HOP (Text) 33500013366463 New Checked out 05/04/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338255782
  • ISBN: 1338255770
  • ISBN: 9781338255775
  • Physical Description: 346 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Focus, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-312) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part one: fleeing from evil, hiding from horror -- Part two: families torn apart -- Part three: desperation and defiance -- Epilogue: liberation and sorrow.
Summary, etc.: "As World War II raged, millions of young Jewish people were caught up in the horrors of the Nazis' Final Solution. Many readers know of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi state's genocidal campaign against European Jews and others of so-called "inferior" races. Yet so many of the individual stories remain buried in time. Of those who endured the Holocaust, some were caught by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps, some hid right under Hitler's nose, some were separated from their parents, some chose to fight back. Against all odds, some survived. They all have stories that must be told. They all have stories we must keep safe in our collective memory. In this thoroughly researched and passionately written narrative nonfiction for upper middle-grade readers, critically acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson allows the voices of Holocaust survivors to live on the page, recalling their persecution, survival, and resistance. Focusing on testimonies across Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Poland, Hopkinson paints a moving and diverse portrait of the Jewish youth experience in Europe under the shadow of the Third Reich. With archival images and myriad interviews, this compelling and beautifully told addition to Holocaust history not only honors the courage of the victims, but calls young readers to action -- by reminding them that heroism begins with the ordinary, everyday feat of showing compassion toward our fellow citizens"--
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 Scholastic Focus.
Grades 4-6 Scholastic Focus.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 February #1
    *Starred Review* In these inspiring and moving accounts, Sibert Honoree Hopkinson compiles the stories of young Holocaust survivors, showing readers just how courageous and resilient they were. The book is divided into sections: the first comprises the memories of Jewish survivors from Germany who escaped to the Netherlands; the second, to France; and the third, to Poland. Each story begins with brief biographies and key dates that contextualize the events of WWII. Each ends with links to oral histories, letters, or websites with more information about the survivors, offering readers curious about these people and their lives an immediate path to discovery. Some of these survivors lost their entire families, like Vladka Meed, who passed as Aryan after escaping the Warsaw ghetto and who, in turn, helped sisters Wlodka and Nelly Blit escape. Other stories highlight tales of survival despite harrowing experiences. Resistance fighters, rescuers, and other helpful partisans are also given their well-deserved due. Back matter contains a glossary, time line, resources, bibliography, source notes, and an index (not seen), while black-and-white photographs enhance each addition. With anti-Semitism once again on the rise today, the preservation of these chronicles of courage and perseverance against almost impossible odds are is more vital then ever. Highly recommended for all collections. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Deborah Hopkinson is the acclaimed author of over 40 award-winning books, including Shutting Out the Sky, an NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book and a Jane Addams Peace Award Honor Book; Up Before Daybreak, a Carter G. Woodson Honor Award winner; Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist and Sibert Honor Book; Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark, a Sydney Taylor Notable Book and Orbis Pictus Recommended title; Dive! World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific; and D-Day: The World War II Invasion that Changed History. Deborah lives with her family near Portland, Oregon.

Subject: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Personal narratives Juvenile literature
World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives Juvenile literature
Jewish children in the Holocaust Biography Juvenile literature
Jewish youth Europe History 20th century Juvenile literature
Europe History 20th century Biography
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Personal narratives
World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives
Jewish children in the Holocaust
Jewish youth Europe History 20th century
Europe History 20th century Biography
Jewish children in the Holocaust
Jewish youth
Genre: Illustrated works.
Personal narratives.
Personal narratives.
Juvenile works.

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