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Never to forget : the Jews of the Holocaust

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Never to forget : the Jews of the Holocaust
Call No: YA 940.5315 M52n

Call NumberYA 940.5315 M52n
Dates1991; ©1976
Statement of ResponsibilityMilton Meltzer.
Creators & ContributorsMeltzer, Milton (author)
Summary"Six milliona number impossible to visualize. Six million Jews were killed in Europe between the years 1933 and 1945. What can that number mean to us today? We can that number mean to us today? We are told never to forget the Holocaust, but how can we remember something so incomprehensible? We can think, not of the numbers, the statistics, but of the people. For the families torn apart, watching mothers, fathers, children disappear or be slaughtered, the numbers were agonizingly comprehensible. One. Two. Three. Often more. Here are the stories of those people, recorded in letters and diaries, and in the memories of those who survived. Seen through their eyes, the horror becomes real. We cannot deny itand we can never forget." Publisher
ContentsWhy remember?
Book one: History of hatred
  1. Not citizens, only subjects
  2. Hitler's magic formula
  3. Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer!
  4. " The protection of German blood and German honor"
  5. Flight—to nowhere
Book two: Destruction of the Jews
  1. The Night of Broken Glass
  2. A prophecy
  3. Phantoms in the ghetto
  4. Gangs of slaves
  5. One little spark
  6. The Final Solution
  7. The blue tattoo
  8. Zyklon B
Book three: Spirit o resistance
  1. To die with dignity
  2. I want to live
  3. Ghetto uprising
  4. Revolt in the death camps
  5. The only hope left
Never to forget
Physical Description xvi, 217 pages : maps (on lining papers) ; 23 cm.
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : Harper Trophy
EditionFirst Harper Trophy edition
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 201–207) and index
  • Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, 1976; National Book Award for Children's Literature, 1977; Sydney Taylor Book Award, 1976
RecognitionGifted in 1994 by Ivan & Laurie Gasoi and family