During World War II, six million Jewish men, women, and children lost their lives under the Nazis, in one of the darkest events of modern history. The Holocaust: The Origins, Events, and Remarkable Tales of Survival is a thought-provoking new book that explores the circumstances that led to the Holocaust, examines what life was like in concentration camps, and retells incredible stories of heroism in a sensitive and accessible way for a young audience.
Featuring full-color illustrations, historical photographs, and maps and charts, this large format book is perfect for parents and teachers who want to introduce this subject to young readers. Eyewitness accounts and real-life stories of loss, courage, and survival bring a humanity and immediacy to the facts and images, making The Holocaust a compelling and invaluable read for a new generation.
Philip Steele is a well-established children's author based in North Wales, UK, who specializes in history. He has been bringing the past to life for children for many years, having written over 70 popular history books that have been sold all over the world, for publishers such as Dorling Kindersley, Kingfisher and National Geographic.
Praise for The Holocaust: The Origins, Events, and Remarkable Tales of Survival:
"A broad but detailed overview of the Holocaust... presented in a conversational and accessible tone." -- School Library Journal
"Age-appropriate and frank... will especially resonate with preadolescent audiences, making this a fitting resource for a first exposure to the topic." -- Booklist
"The photographs of individuals and artifacts create a museum-like experience as the reader learns about this devastating period in history, and is especially fitting for first-time learners about the Holocaust." -- School Library Connection