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We are their voice : young people respond to the Holocaust /
created and edited by Kathy Kacer with Karen Krasny ... [et al.].
imprint
Toronto : Second Story Press, c2012.
description
232 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
9781926920771 :
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imprint
Toronto : Second Story Press, c2012.
isbn
9781926920771 :
catalogue key
8430954
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Main Description
In attempt to make sense of this history in the world in which they now live, children respond to the Holocaust with a variety of writings and artwork. This thoughtful collection offers unique perceptions and observations that create hope for a more peaceful future. An excerpt from one grade 8 student’s letter to Otto Frank, after visiting the Anne Frank house: “I cannot imagine what it would have been like for you and your family not to stand on green grass or smell fresh air – not to do the simple things that I take for granted. … I am writing you this letter now, not because my teacher, mother, friends, or family told me to, but because my heart did. … You were able to live the unimaginable and then move forward. For that I would like to say thank you.”
Main Description
That's the question that prompted a writing project across North America, Italy and Australia asking young people to write about this time in history. Students wrote short stories. Some read novels and wrote about the messages that they understood from these books. Several interviewed survivors and recorded their impressions. Many talked about this history and how they have tried to make sense of it in the world in which they now live. Children wrote from their hearts with sensitivity, thoughtfulness and great insight. Their teachers saw this opportunity as a gift. Young people can make a meaningful connection to the Holocaust. And perhaps, with that in mind, they will be able to create a more peaceful future. Read their stories. Listen to their perceptions and observations. We have so much to learn from them.
Long Description
Do young people today find meaning in the Holocaust? That's the question that prompted a writing project across North America, Italy, and Australia asking young people to share their ideas about this time in history. Students wrote short stories. Some discussed the impact of books they had read and wrote about the messages that they understood from these books. Several interviewed survivors and recorded their impressions. Many talked about how they have tried to make sense of this history in the world in which they now live. Others created works of art. Children wrote from their hearts with sensitivity, thoughtfulness, and great insight. Their teachers saw this opportunity as a gift. Young people can make a meaningful connection to the Holocaust. And perhaps, with that in mind, they will be able to create a more peaceful future. Read their stories. Listen to their perceptions and observations. We have so much to learn from them.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Forewordp. 4
What is Happening to Us?p. 7
Can We Stay Together?p. 23
Where Will We Hide?p. 40
The Fear Is Overwhelming!p. 50
The Goodness of Somep. 61
Hot Everyone Is Willing to Helpp. 85
How Will We Ever Survive?p. 99
It Gomes Down to Luckp. 117
We Have to Have Hopep. 127
Looking for Justicep. 151
Fighting Backp. 166
We Are Their Voicep. 174
Putting Words into Actionsp. 195
Glossaryp. 211
Referencesp. 222
Members of the Panelp. 225
Participating Schoolsp. 229
Acknowledgmentsp. 231
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