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Kinderlager: An Oral History of Young Holocaust Survivors

by Milton J. Nieuwsma, ed.

Published by Holiday House, 1998
161 pages
ISBN: 0823413586

Age 13 and older

Kinderlager" refers to a section of Auschwitz-Birkenau that was reserved for children. Few survived it. The three women whose personal stories comprise this volume were among the youngest Holocaust survivors; indeed, Tova Friedman was just six years old when the camp was liberated. Her memories of the Holocaust and its aftermath, as well as those of her family friends, Frieda Tenenbaum and Rachel Hyams, are recounted in detail in an extraordinary oral history, collected by journalist Milton Nieuwsma. The narrative is made even more powerful by the cumulation of details as each girl's first-person account mentions the other two, since their paths frequently crossed. Thus, we get to know them all as they see themselves and as others see them. Illustrated throughout with family pictures, past and present. CCBC categories: Biography / Autobiography; Historical People, Places and Events.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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