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BOOK
NF
Grades
7 - 9
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. Hitler Youth: growing up in Hitler's Shadow.
New York: Scholastic Press,
2005
*Various factors are presented around the topic of why young children gave their loyalty and support to the dictator Adolf Hitler during his rise in power status of Germany.
BOOK
NF
Grades
5 -8
Boas, Jacob.
We are Witnesses: five diaries of teenagers who died in the Holocaust.
New York: Henry Holt,
1995.
*Diary entries written by 5 Holocaust victims tell of the ordeals suffered in their native countries.
BOOK
NF
Grades
7+
Boom, Corrie Ten.
The Hiding Place.
Westwood: Barbour,
1971.
*Corrie Ten Boom tells how she and her family helped hide Jewish people when the Nazis invaded Holland.

BOOK
NF


Grades
6+
Gross, Elly.
Elly: my true story of the
Holocaust.
New York: Scholastic Press,
2009.
*Told in short two page chapters, this memoir may repeat itself in content, Elly depicts her life that included her being separated from her brother and father and working as a slave laborer in a German factory.

BOOK
NF



Grades
8 - 11
Hillman, Laura.
I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree:
a memoir of a Schindler's list survivor.
New York: Atheneum Books for Young
Readers,
2005.
*Starred Review Booklist
*Narrative by Hillman, retells her experience of surviving in the concentration camps.
*Caution to the readers that there is a described rape scene and sexual innuendos present in this account.

BOOK
NF


Grades
7 - 12
Opdyke, Irene Gut.
In My Hands: memories of
a Holocaust rescuer.
New York: Knopf,
1999.
*Starred Review
*A teenager, 17 year old, Polish, Irene, shares her fears, horror, worries and bravery with readers while retelling how she helped Jews hide.

BOOK
NF


Grades
6 -1 0
Perl, Lila, and Marian Blumenthal Lazan.
Four Perfect Pebbles: a Holocaust story.
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1996.
*Story told is about Marian Blumenthal and her family's struggle to survive the Holocaust. The family did remain intact, however the father died of typhus shortly after being liberated.

BOOK
NFGN


Grades
6 - 12
Spiegelman, Art.
Maus: a survivor's tale.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1986.
*Using animals to depict different nationalities, cartoonist Art Spiegelman creates a comic that tells the story of his father surviving the Holocaust. He also relates how the Holocaust has effect in later years on the next generations.

BOOK
NF


Grades
5 - 8
Thompson, Ruth.
Terezin: Voices from the
Holocaust.
Somerville: Candlewick Press,
2011.
*Retells the story of how over 15,000 children passed through Terezin with fewer than 100 surviving. The book includes a glossary, timeline, and additional museum website resources on the subject.
BOOK
F
Grade
6 - 9
Bennett, Cherie.
Anne Frank and Me. New
York: Putnam's,
2001.
*Tenth grader Nicole Burns is time-warped while visiting the Anne Frank in the World exhibit. She must endure the same hardships brought to her for being Jewish. She becomes a Jewish teen in the 1940's.
BOOK
F
Grades
7 - 10
Dogar, Sharon.
Annexed.
Boston: Mifflin
Harcourt,
2010.
*This novel expresses the feelings of Peter, the boy who was also trapped there with Anne Frank. Feelings of love and religion are questioned.
BOOK
F
Grades
8+
Sepetys, Ruta.
Between Shades of Gray.
New York: Philomel Books.
2011.
*Starred Review
*Tells the story of a 15 year old, Lina, who with her mother and brother are sent to Siberia from their Lithuanian home. Her father faced death in a prison camp. She buries her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil in order to honor her family and others like her.
BOOK
F
Grade
7+
Sharenow, Robert.
Berlin Boxing Club.
New York: HarperTeen,
2011.
*Narrated by Karl, a teenager, who gets harassed because of his Jewish heritage, learns how to box. His sister too gets harassed even worse by the Hitler Youth. They eventually escape to America, unfortunately without their parents.






Additional Resources:

Reading List for Children

A Picture Book of Anne Frank by David Adler
I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust by Inge Auerbacher
Tell Them We Remember: The Story of the Holocaust by Susan Bachrach
Anne Frank: Child of the Holocaust by Gene Brown
A Nightmare in History: The Holocaust 1933 - 1945 by Miriam Chaiken
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Translated by B. M. Mooyaart
The Definitive Edition by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler
Reflections of a Childhood Friend by Alison Leslie Gold
Clara's Story by Clara Isaacman and Joan A. Grossman
A Fence Away From Freedom: Japanese Americans and World War II by Ellen Levine
Secret Missions: Four True Life Stories by Ellen Levine
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Rescue: The Story of How Gentiles Saved Jews in the Holocaust by Milton Meltzer
The Courage to Care: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust by Sondra Meyers and Carol Rittner
Smoke and Ashes: The Story of the Holocaust by Barbara Rogasky
The Holocaust: The Fire That Raged by Seymour Rossell
I Promised I Would Tell: Facing History and Ourselves by Sonia Weiz
Night by Elie Wiesel

Reading List for Adults

A History of the Holocaust by Yehudah Bauer and Niki Keren
War Against the Jews: 1933 - 1945 by Lucy Dawisowicz
Children With a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe by Deborah Dwork
Conscience and Courage: Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust by Eva Fogelman
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Translated by B. M. Mooyaart.
The Diary of Anne Frank: The Definitive Edition by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler
Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Hid the Frank Family by Miep Gies, and Alison Leslie Gold
Isabella: From Auschwitz to Freedom by Isabella Leitner
The Last Seven Months of Anne Frank by Will Lindwer
A Tribute to Anne Frank by Anne G. Steenmeijer
Dry Tears: The Story of a Lost Childhood by Nechama Tec
Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary by Ruud Van der Rol

Videos

Anne Frank Remembered. College Art Association, 1996.
Camera of My Family: Four Generations in Germany, 1845 - 1945. Anti-Defamation League.
Courage to Care. Anti-Defamation League.
Daniel's Story. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Dear Kitty. Anne Frank Center USA.
Just a Diary. Anne Frank Center USA.
The Life of Anne Frank. Films for the Humanities and Societies, 1991.
They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers in the Holocaust. Ergo Media.
Parts of this book and video bibliography are excerpted from The Reader's Companion to The Diary of a Young Girl. Copyright 1995 Doubleday. All rights reserved. Published by the Anne Frank Center USA and Bantam Doubleday Dell. Used by permission of the Anne Frank Center, USA.