Four Perfect Pebbles

Author: Lila Perl
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062475749
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The twentieth-anniversary edition of Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s acclaimed Holocaust memoir features new material by the author, a reading group guide, a map, and additional photographs. “The writing is direct, devastating, with no rhetoric or exploitation. The truth is in what’s said and in what is left out.”—ALA Booklist (starred review) Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s unforgettable and acclaimed memoir recalls the devastating years that shaped her childhood. Following Hitler’s rise to power, the Blumenthal family—father, mother, Marion, and her brother, Albert—were trapped in Nazi Germany. They managed eventually to get to Holland, but soon thereafter it was occupied by the Nazis. For the next six and a half years the Blumenthals were forced to live in refugee, transit, and prison camps, including Westerbork in Holland and Bergen-Belsen in Germany, before finally making it to the United States. Their story is one of horror and hardship, but it is also a story of courage, hope, and the will to survive. Four Perfect Pebbles features forty archival photographs, including several new to this edition, an epilogue, a bibliography, a map, a reading group guide, an index, and a new afterword by the author. First published in 1996, the book was an ALA Notable Book, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and IRA Young Adults’ Choice, and a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and the recipient of many other honors. “A harrowing and often moving account.”—School Library Journal

Four Perfect Pebbles

Author: Lila Perl
Publisher:
ISBN: 1439519056
Release Date: 2008-08-11
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Provides a factual reflection of the life of a young girl and her family during the Holocaust.

Four Perfect Pebbles

Author: Lila Perl
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380731886
Release Date: 1999-11-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

If she could find four perfect pebbles of almost exactly the same size and shape, it meant that her family would remain whole. Mama and papa and she and Albert would survive Bergen-Belsen. The four of them might even survive the Nazis' attempt to destroy every last Jew in Europe.

Elly My True Story of the Holocaust

Author: Elly Gross
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545231190
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Told in short, gripping chapters, this is an unforgettable true story of survival. The author was featured in Steven Spielberg's Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. At just 15, her mother, and brother were taken from their Romanian town to the Auschwitz-II/Birkenau concentration camp. When they arrived at Auschwitz, a soldier waved Elly to the right; her mother and brother to the left. She never saw her family alive again. Thanks to a series of miracles, Elly survived the Holocaust. Today she is dedicated to keeping alive the stories of those who did not. Elly appeared on CBS's 60 Minutes for her involvement in bringing an important lawsuit against Volkswagen, whose German factory used her and other Jews as slave laborers.

Four Perfect Pebbles

Author: Lila Perl
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
ISBN: 0062489968
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The twentieth-anniversary edition of Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s acclaimed Holocaust memoir features new material by the author, a reading group guide, a map, and additional photographs. “The writing is direct, devastating, with no rhetoric or exploitation. The truth is in what’s said and in what is left out.”—ALA Booklist (starred review) Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s unforgettable and acclaimed memoir recalls the devastating years that shaped her childhood. Following Hitler’s rise to power, the Blumenthal family—father, mother, Marion, and her brother, Albert—were trapped in Nazi Germany. They managed eventually to get to Holland, but soon thereafter it was occupied by the Nazis. For the next six and a half years the Blumenthals were forced to live in refugee, transit, and prison camps, including Westerbork in Holland and Bergen-Belsen in Germany, before finally making it to the United States. Their story is one of horror and hardship, but it is also a story of courage, hope, and the will to survive. Four Perfect Pebbles features forty archival photographs, including several new to this edition, an epilogue, a bibliography, a map, a reading group guide, an index, and a new afterword by the author. First published in 1996, the book was an ALA Notable Book, an ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and IRA Young Adults’ Choice, and a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and the recipient of many other honors. “A harrowing and often moving account.”—School Library Journal

Alicia

Author: Alicia Appleman
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307788641
Release Date: 2011-02-16
Genre: History

After losing her entire family to the Nazis at age 13, Alicia Appleman-Jurman went on to save the lives of thousands of Jews, offering them her own courage and hope in a time of upheaval and tragedy. Not since The Diary of Anne Frank has a young voice so vividly expressed the capacity for humanity and heroism in the face of Nazi brutality.

Never Lose Hope

Author: Jon Mattern
Publisher:
ISBN: 0983545944
Release Date: 2011-11-04
Genre: Concentration camps

The story of Marion Blumenthal Lazan,a Jewish Holocaust survivor. Little Marion's childhood wasn't normal but it was all she knew growing up in refugee, transit and prison camps like Bergen-Belsen. She has a story of courage, hope and the will to survive.

Elli

Author: Livia Bitton Jackson
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 0586062580
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Holocaust survivors

When Elli emerged from Auschwitz and Dachau she was 14 - she looked like a sixty-year old.

Five Chimneys

Author: Olga Lengyel
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9780897336314
Release Date: 2005-08-01
Genre: History

Olga Lengyel tells, frankly and without compromise, one of the most horrifying stories of all time. This true, documented chronicle is the intimate, day-to-day record of a beautiful woman who survived the nightmare of Auschwitz and Birchenau. This book is a necessary reminder of one of the ugliest chapters in the history of human civilization. It was a shocking experience. It is a shocking book.

Surviving the Angel of Death

Author: Eva Kor
Publisher: Tanglewood Press
ISBN: 9781933718576
Release Date: 2012-03-13
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the life of Eva Mozes and her twin sister Miriam as they were interred at the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust, where Dr. Josef Mengele performed sadistic medical experiments on them until their release.

Eleanor s Story

Author: Eleanor Ramrath Garner
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
ISBN: 9781561456819
Release Date: 1999-10-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Eleanor's story is the dramatic autobiography of Eleanor Ramrath Garner's youth, growing up as an American caught in World War II Berlin. It's a story of trying to maintain stability, hope, and identity in a world of terror and contrasts.During the Great Depression, when she is nine, Eleanor's family moves from her beloved America to Germany, where her father has been offered a good job. But war breaks out as her family is crossing the Atlantic, and they cannot return to the United States.Eleanor tries to maintain her American identity as she feels herself pulled into the turbulent life roiling around her. She fervently hopes for an Allied victory, yet for years she must try to survive the Allied bombs shattering her neighborhood. Her family faces separations, bombings, hunger, the final fierce battle for Berlin, the Russian invasion, and the terrors of Soviet occupancy.This compelling story immerses us in the daily struggles of surviving World War II as a civilian. It puts a very human face on the horrors of war and helps us understand that each casualty of war is a person, not a number.

Hidden Gold

Author: Ella Burakowski
Publisher: Second Story Press
ISBN: 9781927583753
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Gold family lived an idyllic life in pre-war Poland, each doing their part to run the family grocery store and tobacco concession. The oldest daughter, Shoshana, had many friends, her sister Esther was meticulous as she worked at the family store, and young David was doted on by them all. But that life is shattered in 1939 when Germany invades Poland and Jewish people are forced into the streets; their homes, schools, and businesses burned. We follow the Gold family's journey as they are forced into hiding. Just hours before the Nazis come to take over their current town, their mother has a premonition that today they will have a savior. When that someone appears, they are given hope for the first time since leaving home. But Shoshana has learned to be wary of strangers and knows that her family is in danger. The Golds hide in a cramped, secret enclosure for twenty-six months. Appalling conditions, starvation, fear of imminent betrayal and capture makes this a heart-stopping testament to the human spirit.

The Hidden Girl

Author: Lola Rein Kaufman
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 1606866109
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre:

After deciding to donate the dress her mother had made for her to a museum, Lola Rein Kaufman, survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, decides that it's finally time to speak publicly about her experiences.

The Last Train

Author: Rona Arato
Publisher:
ISBN: 1926973623
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In a story based on the life of the author's husband, little Paul and his family, Hungarian Jews, are sent to Bergen-Belsen, survive many hardships, are put on a train to nowhere, and rescued by American soldiers.

Surviving Hitler

Author: Andrea Warren
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062252135
Release Date: 2013-06-11
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Award-winning author Andrea Warren presents a life-changing story of a young boy's struggle for survival in a Nazi-run concentration camp. In this Robert F. Silbert Honor Book, narrated in the voice of Holocaust survivor Jack Mandelbaum, readers will glimpse the dark reality of life during the Holocaust, and how one boy made it out alive. When twelve-year-old Jack Mandelbaum is separated from his family and shipped off to the Blechhammer concentration camp, his life becomes a never-ending nightmare. With minimal food to eat and harsh living conditions threatening his health, Jack manages to survive by thinking of his family. Supports the Common Core State Standards