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We Remember the Holocaust

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  194 ratings  ·  19 reviews
We Remember the Holocaust chronicles the Holocaust in the voices of those who survived it. They tell us about Jewish life in Europe before the 1930s and about the violence of Hitler's rise to power. They describe the humiliations of Nazi rule, the struggle to keep families together, the fight for survival in the ghettos, the ultimate horror of the concentration camps.
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Paperback, 148 pages
Published April 15th 1995 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published October 1st 1989)
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Colton Shriver
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be a Holocaust survivor? The Holocaust forever changed those who endured it. The survivors emerged different people than what they were before this horrendous event. Guilt was a huge part of their lives afterward. Survivors were plagued by the feeling that they did not deserve to live. They felt guilty to have even a moment of happiness or peace. All they could think of was the masses of others and their loved ones that did not get a chance to live ...more
Angela Hutchinson
Inside this book is real people and their story about their experience during the Holocaust. There are real pictures from the Holocaust throughout the book and the captions tell about each picture. This is an emotional book and it would be more appropriate for sixth grade and about. Students could use this book for research about the Holocaust, WWII, or to gain history knowledge. The people in this book talk about their experiences in the ghettos, the concentration camps, the displaced persons c ...more
Eva Leger
May 07, 2010 Eva Leger rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: younger people interested in the Holocaust
This deserves more than 3 stars but I really can't bring myself to click that fourth one. So lets go with a 3.5 for me.
There is a lot of valuable information here, as with any non-fiction book about the Holocaust. But this one does things a little better than the others I've seen for the target audience. For example, and this is a relatively small matter but it's something that annoyed me greatly when I started reading more about the subject, this book translates what the German signs and poste
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Kristin
David A. Adler, son of a Jewish woman who escaped to America (via many other nations) just as the war started, began this book as a way to make the Holocaust more real for his children. The end product is a book full of information and pictures, a creation meant to be an introduction.


I enjoyed this book as the people Adler interviewed were children or teens at the time of the war. The stories the tell, from their perspective as young people, will make that time a bit easier to understand for my
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Zach Naegele
In this book several people recall their experiences in the holocaust. The book starts with the formation of the Nazi Party. As Hitler began to rise to power, Jewish citizens of Germany tried to run, but were caught illegally entering France and were sent back. It continues to tell of how the Jewish people started being discriminated against. They were forced to make themselves as Jews by wearing a six point star. Soon Hitler began to send soldiers into surrounding countries to claim them for Ge ...more
Belinda Dilbeck-webb
Written for a young audience and very informative. When being taught about the Holocaust in school so many key ingredients are left out. This book gently and honestly fills in the gaps <3 Could easily have been read in a few hours but I read my books different then others :)
rafaela
the holocaust was a sad think that happen to many jewels in Europe but the word was nerve being told how thinks did happen to jewels in the concentration camp! well. we remember the holocaust had show me how not only jewels had but the word suffer with Hitler action! some parts were to sad to read and i am sure some people cried reading this book! i think the worse thing i read here was how did they get away with the body's and public humiliation
Amy Heeter
I remember when I first learned what the Holocaust was. For a fifth grader, thats pretty serious, depressing stuff. I was fascinated of course and this book does a good job of illustrating various survivor's horrors in concentration camps. The fact that all the stories were true made it all that much more horrible and fascinating. One thing that set this apart from other holocaust books were the photographs that went along with the characters.
Miss Leacock
This book was perfect for my purposes -- I had a lot of basic questions and this book pretty much answered all of them (except for the big question, which I hope can never be answered/understood: How could this have happened?). It's a very easy read, and about half fact, half survivor memories--really a perfect mix. Lots of pictures throughout and a time line at the end. I will definitely be using this in the classroom!
Amber
This book is written for a YA audience and is meant to be an introduction to the holocaust, but I found the short book quite in depth and emotionally moving with the interviews and quotes. I learned a lot about what led up to the holocaust, which was pretty scary to see how it all happened. I think everyone needs to be aware, so that it never happens again.
Moe
This book was very sad but interesting. I learned that Hitler did experiments on the Jews. There were a lot of things that were disgusting and it made me cry in class. Pictures of all of the dead people and how strong the Nazi organization was and how it could keep on going. I learned that hatred is a bad thing and we should never let that happen again.
Amy
This book is meant to be a child's introduction to the Holocaust. Still, I learned quite a lot, especially the bit about the leaders of other nations not getting involved when they could have. I checked it out for my 7-year-old, but I don't think she's quite ready for it yet. Just a couple of graphic photos.
Lorraine
Written for a younger generation, this is a surprisingly graphic and thorough account of the Holocaust using eyewitness quotes. I found it more moving and poignant than some other collections designed for adult readers.
Ester Silitonga
People today must learn not to hate, to teach their children not to hate. They must understand that hatred can lead to discrimination and violence. What happened once must not happen again." (p.102-103)

Julie Suzanne
This is such an excellent resource for teachers who a) have students conduct research on the holocaust, b) needs supplements when they teach with The Diary of Anne of Frank.
Sam
Somewhat graphic, but an excellent and important read for younger audiences.
Bailey
I read this for my project and it gave me tons of info!!!!
Shelly
Real people. Real memories. Really happened.
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Adler was born in New York City, New York. He graduated from Queens College in 1968 with a bachelor's degree in economics and education. For the next nine years, he worked as a mathematics teacher for the New York City Board of Education, while taking classes towards a master's degree in marketing, a degree he was awarded by New York University in 1971. In that same year, a question from his then- ...more
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