Learning About the Holocaust: A Student's Guide, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0028661508
  • ISBN-13: 9780028661506
  • DDC: 940.531800
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 868 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2001 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2001

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Macmillan's 1991 Dartmouth Medal--winning Encyclopedia Of The Holocaust set the standard for general reference encyclopedias on the subject. Learning About The Holocaust offers the same scholarship written at a level appropriate for high school, where the Holocaust is now a part of virtually every history curriculum. Articles in this 4-volume set have been rewritten at 9th and 10th grade reading levels, and many new features have been added to enhance the text, including diary entries and stories about young people who lived during the Holocaust. Related source lists include books, magazines, movies, and websites. While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions. Call your Sales Rep for details.

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    ISBN-10: 0028655362 | ISBN-13: 9780028655369


"The editor of this set deserves a medal for taking a major work last published in 1991 and editing, adding and shaping it into a format that is useable by high school students. The page layouts are very attractive with lots of white space, marginal notes, diagrams and decorative elements. Maps and photos, along with easily readable text, attract readers in search of material that can be trusted." -- Blanche and David's Reference for Students (May 2001)

— Reference Reviews on gale.com

"The well developed index will help locate details within the broader articles. This set is a second-level resource, the bridge from rudimentary factual and descriptive sources to in-depth research. Its prose has been edited for a high school audience, it is quite readable and it is likely to spark further investigation. Highly recommended. "-- Blanche and David's Reference for Students (May 2001)

— Reference Reviews on gale.com

"..Not recommended." -- Choice (September 2001)

— Choice

Booklist Editor's Choice"Another of this publisher's excellent adaptations of larger sets (in this case the distinguished Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, revised for high-school students. Emphasis is on topics that meet the needs and interests of the audience, presented in an attractive and accessible way. -- Booklist (January 2002)

— Booklist

"Most libraries will probably want to own both of these resources"&$151Encyclopedia of the Holocaust and Learning about the Holocaust: A Student's Guide. -- School Library Journal (August 2001)

— School Library Journal

"No matter the age of the user, this easy-to-use set will attract researchers. The entries are clearly written, using vocabulary accssible to students and giving enough background information without being patronizing to the reader. Middle school students will find the information contained within these volumes to be more than adequate for their needs. Because of the large number of titles offered as additional resources throughout the set, and the supplementary material appended to the articles themselves, high-school students and adults using these volumes for research will find them to be an informative starting point." -- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin (starred review), July 2001

— Booklist

"Based on Macmillan's 1990 Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, this set which has been revised for the school market, has updated material and new entries and resource lists. Entries cover countries most affected by the Holocaust and the primary concentration and extermination camps."-- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin (September 1, 2001)

— Booklist

"Learning About the Holocaust is a revised and abridged version of the standard Encyclopedia of the Holocaust geared toward students in the 9th and 10th grades. Out of approximately 900 entries in the original work, Smelser has kept just under 300. ... Many of the revisions consist of translation into English of German and other non-English terms. These terms are included in the text in parentheses, but often are not indexed. ... Because of the above criticisms, high school and public libraries that do not already own it would be better off buying the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust. It is a shame that the publisher opted to make a partial revision to this work rather than a full update." -- ARBA (2002)