Night Unit Annotated Bibliography
ABC News, (1999) Jennings, P. The Century, America's Time, V2 Over the Edge. Buena Vista Home Entertainment. A powerful and award winning series containing valuable background information on the rise of Nazi Germany.
Adler. D. (1995) Child of the Warsaw Ghetto. Holiday House. This biographical story is told through the eyes of an orphaned child in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Adler, D. (1984) Hilde and Eli, Children of the Holocaust, Holiday House.Bigraphy of the children of the Rosenzweig family. Of more than one hundred cousins, about 30 survived the holocaust.
Allan,K.K., Miller, M.S. (2000), Literacy and Learning. Houghton/ Mifflin. A pedagogical tour through various comprehension techniques for use in secondary educational settings.
Bachrach,S. Tell Them We RememberA complete history of the Holocaust, from its beginnings in Nazi Germany, descriptions of ghetto’s and concentration camps, and reports of resistance and rescues.
Bunting, E. (1980) The Terrible Things, Harper and Row
An allegory of the Holocaust that works well as a narrative to introduce the novel Night, by Elie Wiesel.
Damphousse, Raphael, K., (2001) Book Club for Middle School, Small Planet Communications, Inc. Lawrence, Ma Several resources including Special Book Part, Tripod Reading Log, and Tripod Response Options.
Friedman, I. (1985) Flying Against the Wind. Yellow Moon Press A biography of Cato Bontjes who risked her life to bring food to refugees and to help them escape Germany.
Friedman, I. (1984) Escape or Die; Stories of Young People Who Survived the Holocaust. Yellow Moon Press. First-person accounts of genocide that allow the reader to understand the common factors that allow genocide to occur.
Friedman, I. The Other Victims; First Person Stories of Non-Jews Persecuted by the Nazi’s. Yellow Moon Press. More first-person accounts of genocide that allow the reader to understand the common factors that allow genocide to occur.
Fry, V. (1997) .Assignment Rescue, The Story of Varian Fry and the Emergency Rescue Committee. Richard Kaplan ProductionsA movie described as, "an exciting account of courage and dedication, the story of a young American's successful efforts to save scores of endangered anti-Nazi refugees from the clutches of the Gestapo." Amazon.com, Retrieved 6/9/02.
Furman, H. (1983) The Holocaust and Genocide; A Search for Conscience. The Anti deformation League. An anthology for students that is so complete, it could be the text for a year-long course. It contains many views and articles from the Nazi holocaust and others.
Harpers Magazine Picture Files. , The Danish Resistance, The Nazi Holocaust. Copyright unknown but are maintained in the library of Barnstable Middle School at Hyannis, Hyannis, MA. Graphic posters annotated for historical record. These images are difficult for younger audiences.
Harvey,S., Goudvis, A. (1999) Strategies That Work. Stenhouse. A pedagogical tour through various comprehension techniques for use in secondary educational settings.
Meinbach, A.M., Kasserenoff, M.K., (1994) Memories of the Night; A study of the Holocaust. Frank Schaffer Publications. This book is a source for many "Through Their Eyes" eyewitness accounts of genocide and teaching ideas for many middle level novels that contain genocide.
Polacco, P. (2000) The Butterfly,, Penguin Putnam The picture book story of a small French village and the French resistance that helped hide people from the Nazi’s.
Speigelman,A. (1993) Maus : A Survivor's Tale : My Father Bleeds History/Here My Troubles Began. Pantheon. Comic book allegory that won a Pulitzer Prize. It has received fantastic reviews for drawing parallels to the rise of Nazi Germany.
Volavkova, H. (1984) I Never Saw Another Butterfly; Children’s Drawings and Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp, Schocken. 1942-1944. Children’s poetry that ranges from tragic to hopeful.
Novels Recommended for Further Reading:
Fry, V. (1997) .Assignment Rescue, The Story of Varian Fry and the Emergency Rescue Committee. IRC. "...an exciting account of courage and dedication, the story of a young American's successful efforts to save scores of endangered anti-Nazi refugees from the clutches of the Gestapo." Amazon.com, Retrieved 6/9/02
Greene, B. (1973) Summer of My Greman Solidier. Puffin Books. "Patty Bergen, an unhappy Jewish girl living in Arkansas, shelters a pacifist German POW who escaped from a local prison compound, and she must face the wrath and hatred of her family and her town for her actions." Amazon.com, Retrieved 6/9/02.
Isaacs, A. (2000 ) Torn Thread. Scholastic. "...a grim Holocaust novel based on her mother-in-law's experience as a young teenage prisoner in a Nazi labor camp." Amazon.com, Retrieved 6/9/02.
Lowry, L.(1998) Number the Stars, Laurelleaf. 'The evacuation of Jews from Nazi-held Denmark is one of the great untold stories of World War II. On September 29, 1943, word got out in Denmark that Jews were to be detained and then sent to the death camps. Within hours the Danish resistance, population and police arranged a small flotilla to herd 7,000 Jews to Sweden. Lois Lowry fictionalizes a true-story account to bring this courageous tale to life. Number the Stars won the 1990 Newbery Medal.' Amazon.com, Retrieved 6/9/02.
Seigal, A. (1981) Upon the Head of a Goat; A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944. Puffin Books. "Nine-year-old Piri describes the bewilderment of being a Jewish child during the 1939-1944 German occupation of her hometown (then in Hungary and now in the Ukraine) and relates the ordeal of trying to survive in the ghetto." Amazon.com, Retrieved 6/9/02
Yolen, J. (1988 ) The Devil's Arithmetic, Puffin Books "Hannah is tired of hearing about the Nazis during the Holocaust, but when she opens the door for Elijah at the Passover Seder, she is transported in time to 1940s Poland, where she is captured and put in a death camp. A girl named Rivka befriends her, teaching her how to fight the dehumanization of the camp and hold onto her identity." Amazon.com, Retrieved 6/9/02.
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