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Books for Remembering the Holocaust

By Renea Shuey


6–8, 9–12

From Unit Plan: Remembering the Holocaust


The following books contain information about the Holocaust and World War II to create a meaningful introduction to an historic tragedy.

Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary: A Photographic Remembrance by Ruud van der Rol and Rian Verhoeven
A documentation of Anne Frank's childhood and the historic events that sent her family into hiding.

Classroom Tip:  This book contains photos, maps, and information about the Holocaust that students can use in their research.

Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Describes Hitler's growing years.

Classroom Tip: Give students background knowledge to help answer the question, "How could such things happen?" 

Stories of the Holocaust Grades 6-9 by multiple authors.
Includes 5 books:

  • Daniel's Story
  • Escape from Warsaw
  • Four Perfect Pebbles
  • Room in the Heart
  • Shadow Life

Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren
A true story of courage, friendship, family love, and growing up in the shadow of the Third Reich.

Usborne: True Stories of the Second World War by Paul Dowswell
Stories about WWII including maps and drawings of historic events.

Classroom Tip: Students can use this book to help them understand the events of WWII while researching the Holocaust.

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