Survivors of the Holocaust: True Stories of Six Extraordinary Children (Paperback)
Fall 2019 Kids Indie Next List
“Survivors of the Holocaust is an amazing written and graphic presentation of six children who survived and went on to tell their stories. Each storyteller has a different tale and a different way of explaining their experiences, but the beauty of survival is present throughout every narrative. This book will make you think and make you cry while explaining harrowing events through both a child’s eyes and an adult’s reflection.”
— Kira Wizner, Merritt Bookstore, Millbrook, NY
This extraordinary graphic novel tells the true stories of six Jewish children and young people who survived the Holocaust.
Between 1933 and 1945, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party were responsible for the persecution of millions of Jews across Europe. From suffering the horrors of Auschwitz, to hiding from Nazi soldiers in war-torn Paris, to sheltering from the Blitz in England, each true story is a powerful testament to the survivors' courage. These remarkable testimonials serve as a reminder never to allow such a tragedy to happen again.
Also in this graphic novel:
- Current photographs of each contributor along with an update about their lives
- A glossary
- A timeline to support the reader and develop their understanding of this period
School and Library Association Information Books Awards, 2017 in the UK.
About the Author
Kath Shackleton is a producer and animator at the animation studio Fettle. She is based in Yorkshire, UK.
Zane Whittingham is Animation Director for Fettle Animation. He is based in Yorkshire, UK.
"Presents powerful testimonials from six individuals who survived the Holocaust as children" — School Library Connection
"searing...gnawing at the heart" — Publishers Weekly
"Using an engaging format to shed light on a devastating yet important topic, this is a strong choice for most libraries." — School Library Journal
"The narratives and drawings no doubt will raise many questions in the minds of children" — San Diego Jewish World
"We need more books like this. We must never forget. Buy this book for your classrooms and libraries!" — Imagination Soup
"Perhaps there is no simple, easy way to educate children about the Holocaust. Yet [this] new extraordinary work in the form of a nonfiction graphic novel for children is a valiant attempt to do just that. These testimonials… serve as a reminder never to allow such a tragedy to happen again." — Booktrib
"A dramatic and memorable story...These individual stories can help kids understand the true impact of childhood separations from their families, the chilling prospect of never seeing your family members again and can help engage them in discussions about current events on immigration in our country today." — Youth Services Book Review
"Nothing short of miraculous...never pushing past what a young reader can bear." — Booklist