Presents the story of the Holocaust and shows how it affected the lives of innocent people throughout Europe, using artifacts, photographs, maps, and taped oral and video histories from the collections of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
This book drew me in and held me spellbound. One can read books and hear stories from history class, but until you see some of the photos in this book and see the actual faces it doesn't come close. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to "lightly" get an idea of the holocaust, and is a great book to share with middle school age children as a starting point. I would love to own this book for my own personal library.
As a classroom extension, I would use this book as a hands on reader to coincide with the text book. I would ask children how they felt about the situation and basically let them talk about their feelings and emotions. I would bring up how certain people (Jews) can be treated so unfairly simply because of their beliefs or religion. This would be a very delicate subject and would have to be handled with much care and consideration and family input prior to a lesson being taught.
This Teaching Resource has photos, timelines, a