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Children and the Holocaust
Children during the Holocaust
From United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology
Jewish Victims of the Holocaust: Hidden Children
More than a million Jewish children were living in the region that was occupied by Nazi Germany during World War II. So great was the barbarism of the Holocaust that not even children were spared. In the camps and ghettos, children were among those deemed unfit to work and were exterminated. Learn about the thousands of Jewish children who went into hiding and the rescuers who helped them. Discover how the resistance offered false papers enabling some to live openly while others hid in attics and barns. Investigate the danger of being discovered by saying or doing the wrong thing.
Children of the Holocaust
During Adolf Hitler's reign of terror in World War Two, six million Jewish people lost their lives. The survivors of the Holocaust will never forget the terrible things that happened to them and their loves ones, and hopefully the rest of the world will not either. On this web site you can read the biographies of actual children who were forced to endure Hitler's atrocities. These children were not able to make it out alive.
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Fireflies in the Dark by
Call Number: 921 DIC
Publication Date: 2000-03-15
Six Million Paper Clips by
Call Number: 940.53 SCH
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Describes the efforts of middle school students from the rural Tennessee town of Whitwell to create a Holocaust memorial based on a collection of millions of paper clips intended to represent all of the victims exterminated by the Nazis.
Hana's Suitcase on Stage by
Publication Date: 2007-03-01
The incredible true story of a Japanese Holocaust educator who traveled the globe to track down information about the owner of a suitcase found at Auschwitz.
Angel Girl by
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
Presents the life of a Holocaust survivor, who was kept from starvation through the efforts of a young girl from a farming family who secretly threw an apple to him every day through the fence surrounding the concentration camp.
Hidden Children and Families
Online Exhibitions from United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
“Give Me Your Children”: Voicesfrom the Lodz Ghetto
The Jewish children of Lodz suffered the unfolding harsh realities and recorded their experiences. Their voices—preserved in letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral histories—as well as historical photographs, original documents, and objects from collections around the world offer a view into the struggle of a community and its young to live in spite of the most difficult circumstances.
Life in Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust
Thousands of Jewish children survived the Holocaust in hiding. Facing constant fear and danger, they lived in shadows, where a careless remark, a denunciation, or the murmurings of inquisitive neighbors could lead to discovery and death.
Anne Frank the Writer: An Unfinished Story
In addition to her diary, Anne Frank filled five notebooks and more than 300 loose pages during her two years in hiding. Explore these original writings, view her photo album from before the war, and see the “Secret Annex” in which she and her family lived.