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Hilde and Eli, Children of the Holocaust: Children of the Holocaust

4.29  ·  Rating Details ·  21 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The story of two children who were victims.
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Holiday House (first published September 1994)
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Debbie
Jul 07, 2011 Debbie rated it it was ok
While I appreciate the stories of these two kids and the lovely illustrations, this is the wrong format. It's a picture book, but the events leading up to Hilde and Eli's deaths are told so matter of factly that it cannot be a good "children's book." I wouldn't share it with anyone under the age of 12 for that reason. Additionally, aside from their persecution and deaths, they have no relationship and very few similarities. The back and forth between true stories is confusing, with little transi ...more
(NS) Becca
Nov 07, 2009 (NS) Becca rated it really liked it
Hilde Rosenzweig was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 1923. As a young child, she loved to ride her tricycle and play with dolls. Eli Laz was born in Zarich, Czechoslovakia in 1932. He studied hard in school and loved animals. Both were children during the early years of Nazi rule in Germany. They were among the one-and-a-half million Jewish children who were victims of the Holocaust. This is their story. <>

This is a dark book that connects the lives of two young children who both di
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Mandi Murphy
Jul 13, 2011 Mandi Murphy rated it it was amazing
I would recommend this book for middle elementary grade kids and above. I would also strongly suggest that it be read with an adult(parent!). This book tells the naked truth about what happened to two Jewish children at the hands of the Nazi's. I read it to my six year old and I had to explain a healthy portion of the vocabulary to him. At times I wondered if the book was a bit mature for him, but as a child who has heard about the Nazi's and their atrocities at home before I think he was ready ...more
Amie Sergio
Oct 27, 2011 Amie Sergio rated it really liked it
A very sad story. This book talks about lives of two young children, Hilde and Eli, who lived during Adolf Hitler’s Nazi rule and who were victims of the Holocaust. Sad to hear the stories and hardships Hilde and Eli faced while living during this time period. Text and illustrations are very realistic and gives readers a better idea of what the children looked liked and how their life was during the time of Hitler’s reign.
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Jul 01, 2011 Tya rated it it was amazing
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Straightforward account of two children growing up in Europe during Hitler's rise to power and the onset of WWII. The book describes what each child (they did know each other) was like and what they did as they were growing up. Adler describes how Hitler's decrees and actions effected them and their families. It's moving and does an excellent job discussing this horrible time in history in plain language that children can understand. The illustrations also add to the understanding and the image ...more
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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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