Reviews by Tag: holocaust

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief

By Markis Zusak
4
Rated by
Eva K.
Jun 14, 2022

The Book Thief is an amazing historical fiction novel. This book does an amazing job at describing historical events and what some people went through during the holocaust as well as ensuring that the book is an interesting historical read. This book taught me a lot of new information that I did not know before and it furthered my understanding of the event. Overall the book is an enjoyable read with several perspectives and depictions.

Teen Review
Night by Elie Wiesel

Night

By Elie Wiesel
5
Rated by
Anonymous
May 4, 2022

Night is a non-fiction memoir book written by Elie Wiesel. The book is about how Jews were treated by the Nazis in concentration camps while they were being persecuted. The main characters are Elie and his father. He and his father want to escape the camps while they endure hard labor but the Nazis won’t let the Jews escape. Elie tries to survive the time through the winter in the camp by not running out of food or water during the journey.

Teen Review
Night by Elie Wiesel

Night

By Elie Wiesel
3
Rated by
Aubrie C.
Apr 7, 2022

The story is narrated by Jewish teenager, Eliezer who lives in Sighet. Later he gets captured and taken to Auschwitz and the nightmare begins. When they arrive, he gets separated from his family and gets put to work. Auschwitz gets evacuated and he goes on a brutal death march to another concentration camp. At the new camp the same torture happens and Eliezer is trying to survive so the inhumane treatment will stop. Finally when the camp gets liberated by America, Elizer is a void and has dealt with too much for being such a young boy.

Teen Review
The Diary of Anne Frank and Related Readings

The Diary of Anne Frank and Related Readings

By Frances Goodrich
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Feb 21, 2022

The Diary of Anne Frank and Related Readings, edited by Frances Goodrich, is Historical Non-Fiction. Hiding with the Van Pels family was the Frank family. Among the Frank family was Anne Frank, a young woman who, no matter what happens, is always so cheerful. The Frank family, along with the Van Pels family, goes into hiding in the Secret Annex. The Secret Annex is a very tight place. There are strict rules, and everyone has to obey them. Anne writes down her feelings and what goes around in the annex.

Teen Review
Annexed by Sharon Dogar

Annexed

By Sharon Dogar
5
Rated by
Anonymous
Feb 3, 2022

Peter Van Pels is a boy who goes into hiding as the Nazis take over Germany. With the help of three people, Peter and his family, along with another family, hide in what is called “The Secret Annex.” The Van Pels family hid with the Frank family. While they are in hiding, Peter tries to be happy. He tries to forget what is happening, but things become worse after they are found.

Teen Review

Maus

By Art Spiegelman
4
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
Mar 27, 2018

This book tells the story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist trying to come to terms with his father’s story and the death of his mother. This book follows the story of his father’s experiences in Poland and Auschwitz, as well as that of his entire family. It tells of the romance between his father and mother during this time and their struggles to stay together despite the circumstances. This book shows the relationship between the author and his father throughout. This graphic novel portrays the Jews as mice and the Nazis as cats during the Holocaust.

Teen Review

The Librarian of Auschwitz

By Antonio Iturbe
4
Rated by
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC
Mar 23, 2018

This book is based on the incredible true story of the Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus. She was taken from the Terrezin ghetto in Prague, and she is adjusting to life in the Nazi camp with her mother and father. And when the Jewish leader Fredy Hirsch asks her to protect the 8 precious books prisoners have managed to sneak past the guards, she agrees. This is the story of how she became the librarian of Auschwitz. This girl risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust despite constant danger every day.

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