Book Reviews of Children in the Holocaust and World War II : Their Secret Diaries

Children in the Holocaust and World War II : Their Secret Diaries
Children in the Holocaust and World War II Their Secret Diaries
Author: Laurel Holliday
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ISBN-13: 9780671520557
ISBN-10: 0671520555
Pages: 432
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Children in the Holocaust and World War II : Their Secret Diaries on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful. Tearful. Honest. Sad. I would not recommend this for younger readers though. Teens to adults will find it facinating and difficult to put down.

The stories are from children who lived through the bombings, roundups, registrations, and more. Very detailed and honest as seen through the eyes of children.
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Insightful glimpses into the short lives of these children. Very good.
reviewed Children in the Holocaust and World War II : Their Secret Diaries on + 133 more book reviews
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Excerpts from the diaries of 23 children during WWII and the atrocities of the Holocaust. This book is both moving and horrifying. Each excerpt has an introduction which included information about the author- age, nationality, and fate during the war. Some of these are quite varied and unfailingly dramatic. A must-read for anyone who studies the Holocaust. This book is lengthy (over 400 pages) with varying writing styles. One of the most comprehensive anthologies of its type that I've read.
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I wasn't all that thrilled with this but that's not because I think it's a "bad" book. I'm just more into one person stories rather than so many short ones at one time.
This is a bunch of diary excerpts from kids- they reange in age from about 9 or 10 ro 16 or 17 if I remember correctly. I got about halfway through and just decided to quit.
The others I happen to know who have read this all liked it and spoke highly of it. If you're okay with not really getting to know the people you're learning about this will be okay I'd think but I like to get more involved with the people/characters so this wasn't for me.
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What an amazing, moving, scary, heart-warming, sad, sorrowful, interesting book. Really no words can even describe these beautiful and ugly real diaries of the children of the Holocaust and some soldiers and some Londoners, all children. No one is over the age of 18. There is even a short diary of an unknown girl and her brother, both 12 years of age. You will see WW2 from many sides and hear it from children from all over Europe. Ive cried, laughed, been angry and had unanswered questions answered through this book of diaries. This is a must read for people of all ages, all nations, all races, for the world to take in and in all, make sure that this can NEVER happen again. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it and with technology the way it is now it would be disastrous for human kind.