Daniel's Story Author:Carol Matas [Children's Historical Fiction (Ages 10-12)] — [Read by Daniel Carpenter-Gold] — In this acclaimed novel for young readers, can Daniel survive history's deadliest moment? — Daniel barely remembers leading a normal life before the Nazis came to power in 1933. He can still picture once being happy and safe, but memories of those days are fading as he... more » and his family face the dangers threatening Jews in Hitler's Germany in the late 1930s. No longer able to practice their religion, vote, own property, or even work, Daniel's family is forced from their home in Frankfurt and sent on a long and dangerous journey, first to the Lodz ghetto in Poland and then to Auschwitz - the Nazi death camp.
Though many around him lose hope in the face of such terror, Daniel, supported by his courageous family, struggles for survival. He finds hope, life, and even love in the midst of despair. Although Daniel is a fictitious character, his story was inspired by the real experiences of many of the more than one million children who died in the Holocaust.« less
An absolutely wonderful, historical fiction. It I didn't know it was fiction I would definitely think it was a true account. The story moves you from incident to the next not leaving you behind in any detail. I read this to my children for a unit study about the Holocaust. There are hard details to recount but definitely worth every word.