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From A Name to A Number: A Holocaust Survivor's Autobiography
A unique perspective
The unique persective given in Mr. Wiener's book, gave me as a reader both a lesson in history and also a profound view of tolerance and forgiveness. After reading the book, I was fortunate enough to hear Mr. Wiener speak at Pacific University Oregon. You feel the power of his message in the book and he fortifies that outlook in person. As with most autobiographical material, Mr. Wiener tells in ...
Anne Frank and Me
Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Anne Frank and Me was an exceptional book and I enjoyed it very much. I can't imagine how anyone wouldn't love following Nicole through her journey starting in the 90's and ending up in year of 1942. I've read it twice and I know I'll set it down for a few months, then read it again! I recommend this to anyone with a heart! Enjoy Anne Frank and Me. Stephanie A. Tustin, CA
AP World History Review: An incredible story of survival
I was very impressed with this book. I hadn't read many other books about the Holocaust, and did not know what to expect. I was definitely not expecting this. Szpilman spares no detail when giving account of his survival through Nazi-occupied Warsaw. He tells of terrible "human hunting", starvation, and the hardships of life in a Jewish ghetto, and comes close to death several times ...
All But My Life
Gerda Weissmann Klein
Hill and Wang
All but my life, a memoir (Young Jewess survivng the Holocaust)
All I can say, is I could not hardly put this brilliantly written Holocaust Survivor book down.It is so fascinating, once again to see how she survived by her wits alone, at times. What a smart girl...takes you from girlhood to a few years later, then a brief synopsis of her present life. I would highly recommend this book. She had to wear wooden shoes, too small for her, and tie rags onto her ...
All of a Kind Family
My most treasured book from childhood
I read this book as a third grader in the seventies. I was so profoundly moved by it that I wrote a letter to the author. I got a personally handwritten letter back from her husband telling me she had passed away some years ago. His letter was so kind and appreciative, it only deepened my love for this book (and series) and helped me become an avid reader. I recommend this book to people of any ...
Last Days of Summer
My introduction to Steve Kluger was with "Almost Like Being In Love." The format threw me for a bit, but, once used to the manner in which the author was to tell his story, I went on to enjoy this delightful story. Next came this book..."Last Days of Summer." I found the author's website and wrote him an e-mail; I was about thirty pages short of the book's end at that moment. I sent another ...
Sara's Children : The Destruction of Chmielnik
Suzan Esther Hagstrom
Sergeant Kirkland's Press
This should be required reading in schools
I am a clinical psychologist, and I found Sara's Children well worth reading for the personalized insight it provides about the Holocaust. Although this book is poignant and heartrending, it remains well written without going over the top. The five Garfinkel siblings endured far beyond what human beings seem capable of bearing. Out of the war's destruction and nearly complete genocide, this ...
Jewish women of valor, as well as men, during the Holocaust to be recognized
In ALICIA MY STORY we see the bravery of a young Jewish girl in Poland. Her tribulations, her struggle to survive may be construes as actual resistance to the German oppression. Several weeks after she had been liberated by the Russian Army, Alicia was arrested by the Russian Police, the NKVD. They demanded from Alicia names of acquaintances, survivors of the Holocaust, who had been trading on ...
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
Knopf Books for Young Readers
the cruelty of people to people
i have read many books on the holocause and this is one of the best one that I have read this brings the human side of this woman named Irena, and her experiences are so accurate you can almost feel the horror that is going on around but you can nothing to stop the atrocities from one human to another just read The Last Jews in Berlin and that I also wwould recommend to other readers who do not ...
I Have Lived A Thousand Years (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Draws You Right In
Reading about the holocaust is usually a very difficult thing to do. You must take in the horror, but at the same time, take in the amount of courage and hope it took for these very few survivors telling their story to survive. Some stories are not well told, while others are exceptional. Like this one. I Have Lived A Thousand Years is a brilliant story about one of the few living people who went ...
Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903 ...
Dreams in the Golden Country / 0-590-02973-8 It seems I like all the Dear America books, and this one is no exception. Although I read them for myself, and these books are certainly entertaining and interesting for adults, I try to review them as a parent would, to allow the concerned parent to understand what their child is reading. Although I was expecting something a little more along ...
Sunflower (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
The Limits of Forgiveness
Its not every day we come across a book that honestly changes us. The Sunflower is a book, that sharpens the mind of the reader. It can possibly even change the way a person thinks and views Forgiveness. The book can be divided into two parts. The first part of the book - The author tells of his personal experience in a concentration camp, and of the dying Nazi soldier who asked him ...
Rena's Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz
Rena Kornreich Gelissen
Heather Dune Macadam
I loved this book. It was so true and detailed and full of hope through despair. I am not sure how these sisters survived but am so glad they decided to share their story.
WHEN IN DOUBT...BLAME A JEW!: A PERSONAL AND PEOPLE'S MEMOIR OF ANTI-SEMITISM
gracias!!! gracias!!!! gracias!!!!!!!!
When reading, "WHEN IN DOUBT BLAME A JEW!", I was totally amazed. I am a Catholic woman, and I consider my faith strong and knowledgeable. Although Mr. Abbott is not Catholic, he has given me so much insight about my own faith. The facts in this book prove the profound knowledge, research and writing skill in a way that I never imagined. He has gone to great lengths to share with us so much ...
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
WHAT A GREAT BOOK!!!
Jacob's Rescue by Malka Drucker and Micheal Halprin is an awesome book to read. It starts with Jacob getting captured by the Nazis and being put in a ghetto but for most of the story he is kept in a small apartment. This book is about an 8 year old boy named Jacob and the extremely brave people who rescued him, Alex and Mela. There were also two brave kids the son and daughter of Alex and ...
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
A unique and amazing children's book
I have used this in my second grade classroom for a couple of years now. The illustrations in this book are wonderful - I love the cutouts! Children always love books with an element of surprise to them. Their is a traditional Jewish folk song at the end of the book, which is a great addition. The story itself is great for young children because of the repetitive nature of it. It's ...
HarperCollins e-books, 2009
Polish Anne Frank
Clara's tale is more detailed, and disturbing, then Anne Frank's story. In the village where Clara grew up, Zolkiew, before the war, there were 5,000 Jews. At the end of the war only 50 remained alive. Clara lost many in her family, including her beloved sister Mania. The family, both before going into hiding and while living in an underground bunker with 18 other Jews, lives with the threat of ...
My Father's Paradise
Algonquin Books, 2008
The process of learning to love one's father
To review this book I divided it into two distinct but merged parts. The first part is a powerful story of a highly intelligent Jew from Kurdish Iraq, Yona Sabar, now a professor at UCLA and an eminent scholar of Neo-Aramaic. His lifelong work and efforts were rewarded with the rescue and preservation of a language near extinction. As a speaker of Aramaic and subsequent documentarian of the ...
Sara Tuval Bernstein
A perfect pitch memoir
Seren's memories, as published by her daughter in THE SEAMSTRESS, are totally engrossing in part because of her voice & in part because of the scope of her journey from between the wars in Transylvania Romania to post-WWII '50s America with a detour in between that killed 19 out of 20 Jewish women & tried even the soul of this fierce & feisty voyager. Born to a Jewish lumber mill manager & his ...
My Grandfather's Blessing: Stories of Stregth, Refuge, and Belonging
Simon & Schuster Audio
The book came in good condition and in a timely manner considering the Holiday season. Thanks
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