The Lega­cy of the Holocaust

Jason Skog
  • Review
By – November 7, 2011
This title, one of four in a series, takes an in-depth look at the lega­cy of the Holo­caust. Even after fifty years, there is a last­ing influ­ence as it has impact­ed music, art, lit­er­a­ture, pop­u­lar cul­ture and even inter­na­tion­al law. This brief title does an excel­lent job of pro­vid­ing a bridge from the past to the present by com­bin­ing heart-wrench­ing black and white pho­tographs with per­son­al sur­vival sto­ries, a detailed time­line, a glos­sary and a bib­li­og­ra­phy. A spe­cial code in the back of the book con­nects the read­er to an Inter­net site that pro­vides addi­tion­al arti­cles and infor­ma­tion about all aspects of the Holo­caust. This well-designed book is a great resource for those who want to learn about this ter­ri­ble peri­od of his­to­ry. Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 11 and up.
Debra Gold has been a children’s librar­i­an for over 20 years in the Cuya­hoga Coun­ty Pub­lic Library Sys­tem. An active mem­ber of the ALA, she has served on many com­mit­tees includ­ing the Calde­cott, New­bery and Batchelder committees.

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