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The Boy Who Dared

Susan Campbell Bartoletti · Scholastic Press
Pages: 202
Format: Print book

A Newbery Honor Book author has written a powerful and gripping novel about a youth in Nazi Germany who tells the truth about HitlerBartoletti has taken one episode from her Newbery Honor Book, HITLER YOUTH, and fleshed it out into thought-provoking novel. When 16-year-old Helmut Hubner...
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Is It Night or Day?

Fern Schumer Chapman · Farrar Straus Giroux
Pages: 205
Format: Print book

It's 1938, and twelve-year-old Edith is about to move from the tiny German village she's lived in all her life to a place that seems as foreign as the moon: Chicago, Illinois. And she will be doing it alone. This dramatic and chilling novel about one girl's escape from Hitler's Germany...
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Daniel Half Human: And the Good Nazi

David Chotjewitz · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 298
Format: Print book

In 1933, best friends Daniel and Armin admire Hitler, but as anti-Semitism buoys Hitler to power, Daniel learns he is half Jewish, threatening the friendship even as life in their beloved Hamburg, Germany, is becoming nightmarish. Also details Daniel andArmin's reunion in 1945 in interspersed...
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Annexed

Sharon Dogar · HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Everyone knows about Anne Frank and her life hidden in the secret annex but what about the boy who was also trapped there with her? In this powerful and gripping novel, Sharon Dogar explores what this might have been like from Peters point of view. What was it like to be forced into hiding...
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The Auslander

Paul Dowswell · Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Format: Print book

When Peters parents are killed, he is sent to an orphanage in Warsaw, Poland. But Peter is Volksdeutscher-of German blood. With his blond hair and blue eyes, he looks just like the boy on the Hitler Youth poster. The Nazis decide he is racially valuable. Indeed, a prominent German family...
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The Survivor

James D Forman

An account of a Jewish family in Holland during World War II as one by one it dwindles away during the Nazi holocaust.
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Once

Morris Gleitzman · Henry Holt
Pages: 163
Format: Hardcover

Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, is hiding from the Nazis in a Catholic orphanage. The only problem is that he doesn't know anything about the war, and thinks he's only in the orphanage while his parents travel and try to salvage their bookselling business. And when he thinks his parents...
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Prisoner B-3087

Alan Gratz · Scholastic Press
Pages: 260
Format: Hardcover

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The Fighter

Jean-Jacques Greif
Format: Print book

Fighting is a way of life for Moshe Wisniak. As a boy from a very poor neighborhood in Warsaw, he can't run away when Polish kids attack the Jews, because his legs are weak. So he learns to use his fists, his head and other weapons to defend himself and his brothers. Whe
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Girl in the Blue Coat

Monica Hesse · Little
Pages: 301
Format: Hardcover

"In 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, teenage Hanneke--a 'finder' of black market goods--is tasked with finding a Jewish girl a customer had been hiding, who has seemingly vanished into thin air, and is pulled into a web of resistance activities and secrets as she attempts to solve the mystery...
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The Librarian of Auschwitz

Antonio Iturbe · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust.Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother...
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The Diary of Laura's Twin

Kathy Kacer
Format: Print book

Laura is about to celebrate her Jewish coming of age ceremony, called a Bat Mitzvah, when she is "twinned" with Sara Gittler, a young girl her own age who was imprisoned by the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust. Laura is to learn about Sara's life and then
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Thought of High Windows, The

Lynne Kositsky
Format: Print book

When trapped or frightened, Esther sees windows -- and flying out of them -- as her only salvation. Young, Jewish and on the run from the Nazis, Esther is one of a group of children who manage to flee Germany for Belgium and then France at the beginning of World War II. Despite he
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Shadow of the Wall

Christa Laird

Living with his mother and two sisters in the Warsaw Ghetto, Misha is befriended by the director of the orphanage, Dr. Korczak, and finds a purpose to his life when he joins a resistance organization.
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Room in the Heart

Sonia Levitin

Told from several points of view, this novel reveals how life in Copenhagen was soiled by the Nazi occupation and how the Danes fought back with courage and kindness. Julie lives with the constant, nagging fear that her family will be sent to a concentration camp. Niels can't stan
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If I Should Die Before I Wake

Han Nolan · HMH Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition

Hilary hates Jews. As part of a neo-Nazi gang in her town, she's finally found a sense of belonging. But when she's critically injured in an accident, everything changes.Somehow, in her mind, she has become Chana, a Jewish girl fighting for her own life in the ghettos and concentration...
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The Man from the Other Side

Uri Orlev

The true story of a teenager's experiences in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, as he discovers his own heritage and finds himself caught up in the war through underground dealings.
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The Upstairs Room

Johanna Reiss
Format: Book

A Life in HidingWhen the German army occupied Holland, Annie de Leeuw was eight years old. Because she was Jewish, the occupation put her in grave danger-she knew that to stay alive she would have to hide. Fortunately, a Gentile family, the Oostervelds, offered to help.
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The Berlin Boxing Club

Robert Sharenow · HarperTeen; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Sydney Taylor Award-winning novel Berlin Boxing Club is loosely inspired by the true story of boxer Max Schmeling's experiences following Kristallnacht. Karl Stern has never thought of himself as a Jew. But the bullies at his school in Nazi-era Berlin, don't care that Karl has never...
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Milkweed

Jerry Spinelli · Ember; 1 Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

A stunning novel of the Holocaust from a Newbery MedalistHes a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Filthy son of Abraham.Hes a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. Hes a boy who steals food for himself, and the other orphans. Hes a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels.Hes...
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David and Jonathan

Cynthia Voigt

To preserve his relationship with his best friend, Jonathan, Hank becomes enmeshed in Jonathan's struggle to save his cousin, David, a Holocaust survivor, from his horrific memories of the war and his self-destructive behavior.
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Dancing on the Bridge of Avignon

Ida Vos

For ten-year-old Rosa de Jong, dreams are her refuge from everyday life in Nazi-occupied Holland. Dreams and one other thing - her music, for Rosa is a talented violinist. Like other Jewish children, she can no longer go to school, but she still has her violin lessons with old Mr.
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The Key Is Lost

Ida Vos

What would it be like to lose your home, your family, and even your name? Eva and Lisa Zilverstijn find out. When they go into hiding from the Nazis during World War II, they lose everything but each other.As they move from attic to attic, Eva and Lisa must rely o
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The Other Half of Life: A Novel Based on the True Story of the MS St. Louis

Kim Ablon Whitney · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 237
Format: Hardcover

A heartbreaking novel based on the true story of a World War II voyage.In May of 1939, the SS St. Francis sets sail from Germany, carrying German Jews and other refugees away from Hitler's regime. The passengers believe they are bound for freedom in Cuba and eventually the United States,...
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Saving Rafael

Leslie Wilson
Format: Paperback

An engrossing account of a forbidden love in war-torn Berlin between a Jewish boy and his childhood sweetheart
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The Devil's Arithmetic

Jane Yolen · Puffin Books
Format: Print book

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, "a triumphantly moving book."*Hannah is tired of holiday gatherings−all her family ever talks about is the past. In fact, it seems to her that's what they do every Jewish holiday. But this year's Passover Seder will be different−Hannah...
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Playing for the Commandant

Suzy Zail · Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

A young Jewish pianist at Auschwitz, desperate to save her family, is chosen to play at the camp commandant's house. How could she know she would fall in love with the wrong boy?"Look after each other . . . and get home safe. And when you do, tell everyone what you saw and what...
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