Holocaust Reference Library, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787617393
  • ISBN-13: 9780787617394
  • DDC: 940.53
  • Shipping Weight: 10.44 lbs ( 4.73 kgs)
  • Print | Hardcover
  • © 1998 | Published

About

Overview

This 6-vol. set introduces students to the Holocaust. Understanding the Holocaust describes the events of the Holocaust in terms that help students comprehend the human tragedy as well as the atrocity that is now part of our common history.

Voices of the Holocaust contains 35 excerpted or full-text poems, speeches, diary entries, newspaper and magazine articles and more that echo the pain of the victims and the fierceness of the perpetrators.

People of the Holocaust focuses students' attention on 60 men and women involved in the Holocaust -- from Nazi perpetrators and their victims to world leaders and policy makers as well as those who showed their humanity and courage by resisting Hitler's Final Solution.

Also included are sidebars, photographs, "Words to Know" section, timelines, further reading section and a subject index.

For table of contents, sample pages or other volume specific information see the entry for the People of the Holocaust, Understanding the Holocaust or Voices of the Holocaust.

Reviews

"Explaining the Holocaust to young students is difficult. The UXL division of Gale has produced a 6-volume set that brings the events and people of this era to life. . . These books belong in all public and school libraries." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— ARBA

"Much more readable than typical entries in encyclopedias." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— ARBA

"What has been effectively accomplished here is to teach the Holocaust on two levels: cognitive (the facts) and affective (the emotions)." -- Jewish Book World (vol.16, no. 3)

— Jewish Book World

"I found an easy-to-read and thought-provoking section on Wiesel. This volume is a great aid to understanding Wiesel, and I can recommend it to (12-year-old student). -- Reproduces the original account of the violence (of Kristallnacht) as reported in The New York Times. The striking and vivid account makes it clear that the free world did understand the nature of Nazism before World War II." -- School Library Journal (November 1998)

— School Library Journal

"Speaks to young people." -- School Library Journal (November 1998)

— School Library Journal

"This unique resource will be in constant demand." -- School Library Journal (February 1999)

— School Library Journal

"Effectively teaches about the Holocaust on both a factual and emotional level." -- School Library Journal (February 1999)

— School Library Journal

"The information is accessible to all readers, yet the sets give enough in-depth material to be used as research tools." -- RBB/Booklist (09/15/98)

— Booklist

"Informative, interesting and readable. These volumes would serve as a good introduction to the Holocaust, in addition to being a comprehensive resource for additional study. They would be a good addition to a school collection on the Holocaust. Recommended." -- Book Report (Jan/Feb 1999)

— Book Report

"Highly recommended." -- VOYA (December 1998)

— Voice of Youth Advocates

"An excellent tool because it provides primary sources and places them in historical context. Excellent resources for school, public and synagogue libraries." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— ARBA

"Provides an excellent introductory overview of a difficult subject. It is a reasonably priced set that can stand alone. Adding the companion volumes will offer greater depth by bringing firsthand accounts of these events to the students who read them. These books belong in all public and school libraries." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— ARBA

"These volumes should be a necessary addition to any high school collection about the Holocaust. Recommended." -- Book Report (Jan/Feb 1999)

— Book Report