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Anne Frank : The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank

The Boys : The Untold Story of 732 Young Concentration Camp Survivors
by Martin Gilbert

Paperback - 528 pages Reprint edition
Owl Books; ISBN: 0805044035

Castles Burning : A Child's Life in War
by Magda Denes
Paperback - 384 pages (March )
Touchstone Books; ISBN: 0684846888
 

Children Of The Slaughter:Young People of the Holocaust
Children Of The Slaughter:Young People of the Holocaust
by Ted Gottfried
Hardcover from 21st Century
 
Child of the Warsaw Ghetto
David A. Adler, Karen Ritz (Illustrator)
School & Library Binding / Published 1995

Children of the Flames : Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz
by Lucette Matalon Lagnado, Sheila Cohn Dekel (Contributor)
Listed under Nazi Doctors
 

Children with a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe
Children with a Star: Jewish Youth in Nazi Europe
by Deborah Dwork
This powerful and moving book tells for the first time the history of the children who lived and died in the shadow of the Holocaust. Drawing on oral histories, archival records, letters and diaries, Dwork evokes and analyzes the feelings, activities, and perceptions of Jewish children in Nazi Europe.Paperback: 380 pages 
Publisher: Yale University Press; 1St Edition edition (September 10, 1993) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0300054475 
 
Europa, Europa
by Solomon Perel
Solomon Perel's may be one of the strangest wartime memoirs ever committed to print. At the outbreak of World War II Perel, a young Polish Jew, was interned in a Soviet orphanage. Captured by Wehrmacht soldiers, Perel, fluent in Russian and German, passed himself off as an ethnic German and was adopted by the Nazi unit to act as a translator--and as something of a mascot. Sent to Berlin to an all-male military school, Perel managed against all odds to keep his secret (after the war, he revealed his true identity to his disbelieving comrades-in-arms); in the meantime, his family perished. Now available for the first time in English translation, the full book revels in a sharp sense of irony and an ever-unfolding abundance of improbable episodes.
 
The Girl in the Red Coat: A Memoir
The Girl in the Red Coat: A Memoir
by Roma Ligocka, Iris Von Fickenstein, Margot Bettauer Dembo
Book Description: When she first saw Schindler's List--to whose premiere in Germany she was invited--Roma Ligocka suddenly realized she was witnessing a part of her own life. She felt instinctively that the little girl in the red coat--the only spot of color in the film--was her. When she had lived in the Krakow ghetto during the Second World War she had worn a strawberry-red coat given to her by her grandmother. Unlike the girl in Spielbeg's film, however, Roma survived the war. Startled by this eerie conjunction of art and reality, Ligocka determind to write the story of her own life, to find out what had become of the little girl, and to measure who she now was. 
From a harrowing childhood under the Nazis, described with a simplicity and innocence that lends it even greater power, through the trials of living in Communist Poland, to a career in the theater and film (an artistic struggle paralleling that of her cousin, Roman Polanski), Ligocka traces her struggle for self-defiition and happiness. The Girl in the Red Coat is a courageous and moving story of survival and triumph.
Hardcover from St. Martin's Press
 
The Hidden Children: The Secret Survivors of the Holocaust
by Jane Marks
The stories of 22 Holocaust survivors who, as children, hid from the Nazis.

They hid wherever they could for as long as it took the Allies to win the war -- Jewish children, frightened, alone, often separated from their families. For months, even years, they faced the constant danger of discovery, fabricating new identities at a young age, sacrificing their childhoods to save their lives. These secret survivors have suppressed these painful memories for decades. Now, in The Hidden Children, twenty-three adult survivors share their moving wartime experiences -- some for the first time.
There is Rosa, who hid in an impoverished one-room farmhouse with three others, sleeping on a clay pallet behind a stove; Renee, who posed as a Catholic and was kept in a convent by nuns who knew her secret; and Richard, who lived in a closet with his family for thirteen months. Their personal stories of belief and determination give a voice, at last, to the forgotten. Inspiring and life-affirming, The Hidden Children is an unparalleled document of witness, discovery, and the miracle of human courage.

Paperback: 336 pages 
Publisher: Ballantine Books (March 14, ) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0449906868 
ISBN-13: 978-0449906866 

 
The Hidden Children
by Howard Greenfield
Paperback - 118 pages
Houghton Mifflin Co (Juv); ISBN: 0395861381

I Never Saw Another Butterfly
Children's Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, 1942-1944
15,000 young children passed through the Terezin Concentration Camp. Fewer than 100 survived. In these poems and pictures drawn by the young inmates, we see the daily misery of these uprooted children, as well as their hopes and fears, their courage and optimism. 60 color illustrations.

Maus a Survivors Tale: My Father Bleeds History
by Art Spiegelman
A Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the holocaust, suitable for readers of all ages.
Listed under Maus - A Survivor's Tale
 
 
 

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