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Surviving Hitler : a boy in the Nazi death camps

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Surviving Hitler : a boy in the Nazi death camps
Call No: J 940.5318092 W28s

Call NumberJ 940.5318092 W28s
Dates[2002]; ©2001
Statement of Responsibilityby Andrea Warren.
Creators & ContributorsWarren, Andrea (author)
Mandelbaum, Jack (subject)
Summary

"The life-changing story of a young boy’s struggle for survival in a Nazi-run concentration camp. Narrated in the voice of Holocaust survivor Jack Mandelbaum, this harrowing true story includes black-and-white photos from the archives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. When twelve-year-old Jack Mandelbaum is separated from his family and shipped off to the Blechhammer concentration camp, his life becomes a never-ending nightmare. With minimal food to eat and harsh living conditions threatening his health, Jack manages to survive by thinking of his family... [R]eaders will glimpse the dark reality of life during the Holocaust, and how one boy made it out alive." —Publisher

ContentsIntroduction
  • Rumors of war, 1939
  • Occupation
  • A growing fear
  • Despair
  • The right to die
  • Learning the rules
  • The game
  • Hour by hour
  • Death's door
  • Monica
  • The miracle
  • Liberation
  • The search
  • Creating a new life
The concentration camps
  • Girls in the camps
  • Children in the Holocaust
  • The human cost of World War II
Multimedia recommendations
  • Sources used in this book
  • Books for Grades 6–9
  • Books for older readers
  • Films and documentaries
  • Software
  • Websites
Photo sources
Index
Physical Description 146 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 19 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Scholastic Inc.
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 138–140) and index
  • William Allen White Award, Grades 6–8, 2004; ALA Robert F. Silbert Honor Book, 2002
AudiencePublisher recommendation: Ages 8–12
RecognitionGifted by Aviva Roseman