Non-Fiction

Abells, Chana Byers The Children We Remember
Greenwillow 1986
Simple language and graphic photographs from the archives of Yad Vashem outline
the story of the Holocaust. While the words can be understood by a second grader, the
pictures are more appropriate for those in the 6th grade, at least.
Grade: 06-AD D 810 .J4 A23

Altshuler, David A. Hitler’s War Against The Jews
Behrman House 1978
Documents, quotations and photographs complement the text of this adaptation for
young readers of Lucy Dawidowicz’s THE WAR AGAINST THE JEWS.
Grade: 06-09 D 810 .J4 A475

Bachrach, Susan D. Tell Them We Remember; The Story Of The Holocaust
Little, Brown & Co. 1994
Photographs and text tell the story of the Holocaust from pre-Hitler days until
liberation, the Nuremberg trials and emigration. Also includes a chronology,
bibliography, and glossary.
Grade: 05-08 D804.3 .B25

Beller, Ilex Life In The Shtetl; Scenes and Recollection
Holmes and Meier 1986
Reproductions of paintings illustrate Jewish village life before the Nazi onslaught.
Recollections and poetry embellish the pictures.
Grade: 05-AD nd955 .p63 .b4513

Bitton-Jackson, Livia I Have Lived A Thousand Years; Growing Up In The Holocaust
Simon & Schuster 1997
Thirteen-year-old Elli describes the cruelty and horror that begins with the ascent of
the Arrow Cross and intensifies under the Nazi invasion of Hungary. As she and her
family persevere, their hope and love give them the strength to survive.
Grade: 08-12 DS135 .H93 J33

Chaikin, Miriam A Nightmare In History; The Holocaust 1933-1945
Clarion 1987
Beginning with its roots in anti-Semitism and concluding with post-war responses,
this well-written and illustrated history of the Holocaust describes the individuals and
nations involved, and raises and answers some vital questions.
Grade: 06-09 D810 J4 C455

Heyes, Eileen The Hitler Youth
Millbrook Press 1993
This look inside Nazi Germany describes the goals and methods of indoctrination
used to mold German youth into the killing machines they became.
Grade: 06-09 DD 253.5 H48

Jewish Publication Society We Are Children Just The Same
Jewish Publication Society 1995
These excerpts from “Vedem, The Secret Magazine by the Boys of Terezin,” depict the
courage, humor, and despair of Terezin’s young people as they awaited the end of
their ordeal.
Grade: 09-AD D805 .C9 J413

Landau, Elaine The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
New Discovery Books 1992
The Jews confined in the Warsaw Ghetto surprise the Nazis and then the world with
their courageous last stand against the brutal enemy.
Grade: 07-10 DS135 .P62 W285

Meltzer, Milton Never To Forget; The Jews Of The Holocaust
Harper & Row 1976
Individual Jews’ experiences in death camps and ghettos are mingled with the
author’s narrative describing Hitler’s rise, Nazi brutality and murder, and the anti-
Semitism that fueled the machinery of death.
Grade: 08-12 D810 .J4 M389

Meltzer, Milton Rescue; The Story Of How Gentiles Saved Jews In The Holocaust
Harper &Row 1988
Varied accounts of escape come together in this inspiring collection, which details the
rescue efforts of individuals, whole villages, and even some nations, attesting to the
decency and courage of many “righteous gentiles.”
Grade: 07-10 D810 .J4 M3893

Rittner, Carol & Sondra Myers, Ed. The Courage to Care; Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust
New York University Press 1986
First person accounts of rescuers and survivors of Nazi persecution, with photos of
the people, hiding places, documents, and communities to supplement the text, are
followed by searching questions about their righteous behavior.
Grade: 07-10 D810.J4 C68

Rossel, Seymour The Holocaust; The World And The Jews, 1933-1945
Behrman House 1992
Photographs, writings and other historical sources document the Holocaust, the event
that changed the history of the Jews and of the world. The author presents issues,
questions, and evidence in an effort to promote understanding of its impact.
Grade: 08-12 D804.3 .A673

Rossel, Seymour The Holocaust; The Fire that Raged
Franklin Watts 1989
Photographs and maps help readers visualize the events of the Holocaust, its
historical background, and its aftermath. A bibliography and chronology supplement
the text.
Grade: 06-09 D804.3 R67

Stadtler, Bea The Holocaust, A History Of Courage And Resistance, Rev. Ed.
Behrman House 1994
Jewish resistance to Nazi persecution took many forms, from fighting in the Warsaw
Ghetto to artists’ renderings of the realities of life in Theresienstadt. These and many
other examples of courageous resistance are depicted here.
Grade: 05-08 BM105 .S69

Volavkova, Hana, Ed. I Never Saw Another Butterfly; Children’s Drawings and Poems
McGraw-Hill 1964
Children unknowingly on their way to Auschwitz revealed their thoughts and feelings
in words and pictures as they endured Nazi treatment in their “model” camp.
Grade: 06-09 N352 .713

Zeinert, Karen The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Millbrook Press 1993
Facing the knowledge that their imminent deportation from the ghetto was to death
camps, not work camps, the Jews of the ghetto planned their armed resistance. Their
uprising stunned the Nazis and inspired the world with their courage.
Grade: 06-09 DS135 .P62 W285

Ziemian, Joseph The Cigarette Sellers Of Three Crosses Square
Lerner Publications 1975
A group of resourceful Jewish children flee the Warsaw ghetto and survive on the
Aryan side with luck, pluck, mutual aid, and the help of kind Poles.
Grade: 06-08 DS135 .P62 W42