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Recounts the life of an Auschwitz survivor and Nobel Prize-winning writer, and introduces the historical background of the Holocaust
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A clear, understandable account of a young Jewish boy's terrible experiences during the World War II. In 1944, when Eliezer Wiesel was 15, his town of Sighet (then part of Hungary) was invaded by the German army, who forced all the Jews to live in ghettos. From there, the Wiesel family were sent to concentration camps where, with the exception of Elie, they all were killed. Without fanfare but with dignified emphasis, author Pariser describes the cruelties and horrors of Wiesel's life as an inmate, as well as his subsequent liberation by Allied forces and his future vocation as a journalist, author, speaker, and political activist. Photographs from the WW II period establish a mood of somber witness. With its clear, narrative style, useful bibliography, chronology, and index, this is an excellent introduction to what is undeniably one of the darkest periods in modern history. (Nonfiction. 7-9) -- Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From School Library Journal:
Grade 4-6?This slim biography makes the life of this Nobel Peace Prize recipient accessible to a young audience. Pariser tells readers little about Wiesel's early childhood, except that he was bright and loved to hear stories. The events leading up to his incarceration at Auschwitz at the age of 15 are described, as are the horrors he faced there, at Buna, and at Buchenwald. Although the language itself is easy to handle, the atrocities Wiesel experienced make this a difficult book to read. Black-and-white and full-color photographs and reproductions, including prisoners in a labor camp, are included. Unfortunately, the book is too brief for readers with no background knowledge of the subject, and doesn't offer enough information for those who are more informed.?Micki S. Nevett, Westmere Elementary School, Albany, NY
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Book Description Millbrook Press, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1562947435