Summary from Scholastic.com.
This is a memoir about Vladek Spiegleman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and about his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father, his story, and with history itself. 6 more words
I have been busy creating the promotional and educational materials for the traveling photo exhibit “The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust, 1933-1945.” Produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the educational arm of the Museum of Tolerance, it featuring more than 200 moving, powerful images, many of which can’t be seen anywhere else in the world.
Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loic Dauvillier, illustrated by Marc Lizano and Greg Salsedo
Translated from French, this graphic novel delicately but powerfully explains the impact of the Nazis on a child. Told by a grandmother to her granddaughter, this is the story of Dounia, a young Jewish girl whose life changes when the Nazis come to Paris. First she has to wear a yellow star, then she stops attending school, and finally her parents are taken away and she is sheltered by neighbors. She has to call the neighbor woman “mother” even though she doesn’t want to. The two flee Paris and head to the countryside where Dounia is able to live comfortably with enough food, but worries all the time about whether she will ever see her parents again. This is a book about families but also about those people thrown together by horrors who become family to one another to survive. 180 more words