I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust

by Inge Auerbacher

Other authorsIsrael Bernbaum (Ill)
Book, 2006



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New York, N.Y., : Scholastic, 2006


The author's reminiscences about her childhood in Germany, years of which were spent in a Nazi concentration camp. Includes several of her original poems.

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LibraryThing member skstiles612
This is a memoir that will haunt you long after you've finished the book. Inge Auerbacher was sent to Terezin concentration camp when she was only seven years old. This isn't just a sad re-telling of her story of survival. She has filled this short book with pictures to help the youngest reader
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visualize that time period and the conditions she lived in. She has sprinkled poetry throughout. This is not just a sad story but a story of hope. Most importantly this story is the voice of every child who died at Terezin.
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LibraryThing member benuathanasia
I could have done without the poetry. It took me out of the "feel" of the memoir. I would have happily traded the poetry for more details. The photos and drawings were wonderful touches, however.
LibraryThing member pbadeer
One of the best works of holocaust literature that I have ever read for a youth audience. The author was one of 13 people from her town who survived their forced relocation to Terezin concentration camp. There she lived for three years, and the level of detail she includes in the work really
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clarifies some of the "issues" around this era for children of today. Admittedly difficult to read at times - and definitely not a work I would recommend for really young children - I found her writing compelling with a story that everyone needs to hear.
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LibraryThing member TaylorRankins
The story is about a family surviving the Holocaust. This family survived the struggle of the Holocaust for three years and were freed. I thought the author really dug deep into the Holocaust. As I was reading the story I didn't want to stop because it was that interesting. The author gave a great
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description of the Jewish concentration camps, so I really enjoyed reading that. I thought this book was well written and would be great for a middle school class.
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