Based on a true story, "My Mother's Secret" is a tale intertwining the lives of two Jewish families in hiding from the Nazis, a fleeing German soldier, and the clever and "righteous" mother and daughter who teamed up to save them. #Holocaust #Fiction
Inspired by a period of several weeks in 1943, when the people of Denmark smuggled nearly 7,000 Jews out of the country, this historical novel is a sensitive and appropriate introduction to the Holocaust for young readers. Ages 9 and up.
Irena Sendler (1910-2008). Rescued thousands of Jewish children during the Holocaust. / 'She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and unbelievably lost to Al Gore!!! She was an hero and a beautiful light shining in the darkness.' -Jan
Irena Sendler (1910-2008): rescued around 2500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. She claimed no credit for her actions. "I could have done more," she said. "This regret will follow me to my death".
Nazi Soldiers evecting Jews from their hiding places raising their hands in surrender, amongst them a young boy , Warsaw Ghetto, April 1943 Photographs Film and Photo Archive, Yad Vashem All rights reserved
This is maybe one of the most powerful pictures I have ever seen. The numbers on the arms are from prisoners of Nazi concentration camps. The numbers replaced their names while at the camps and they were tattooed on so that they could be easily tracked by the Germans. This is why we study history. So this never happens again.
The Nurse Who Saved Children From Nazis By Hiding Them In Coffins, WWII
Oskar Schindler (right) with business partner Itzhak Stern (left). Stern (1901-1969) was Schindler's accountant and a Jew. Despite the fact that Schindler was a Nazi, he respected Stern greatly, and it was Stern who convinced Schindler to help the 1100+ Jews. Stern also typed up the famous "Schindler's List". http://www.lunch.com/Reviews/movie/Schindler_s_List-Photos-1553915-The_Real_Itzhak_Stern_and_Oskar_Schindler-169120.html?pid=0
Books about the Holocaust for Young Readers -- In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Week, A Mighty Girl introduces books for children and teens about the Holocaust. The selections range from picture books to novels, memoirs to fiction, but all of them treat this challenging subject with care and dignity. Read more at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog/?p=2726