By Philip Rosen

This source consultant may also help readers find over 800 first-person bills, fiction, poetry, paintings interpretations, and song by way of Holocaust sufferers and survivors, in addition to video clips pertaining to the testimony and stories of Holocaust survivors. as well as the few famous writers, artists, and musicians whose paintings so eloquently captures their adventure through the Holocaust, this consultant will introduce the reader to the lives and paintings of greater than 250 lesser identified or unrecognized writers, artists, and musicians from many nations who documented their event of persecution by the hands of the Nazis. This consultant may help scholars achieve firsthand wisdom of what it was once wish to adventure the Holocaust and the way usual humans coped and created artwork and which means from the ashes in their lives.The access on every one author, artist, and musician incorporates a biographical caricature and checklist of his or her works, with complete bibliographic facts. Entries on literature and video clips are annotated and comprise concepts for age-appropriateness. The paintings is split into 5 components: writers of memoirs, diaries and fiction; poets; artists; composers and musicians; and video clips that function testimony via survivors. each one half positive aspects an introductory review of the artists and paintings created in that style out of Holocaust adventure. name, artist/writer, and nationality indexes may also help the reader opt for fabrics, and an index prepared by means of age-appropriate degrees may help lecturers and librarians to pick literature and movies for college kids.

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The Nazis murdered his parents. In 1941 the Germans launched their attack on the Soviet Union and occupied Swienciany. Witnessing mass murders by Nazi mobile killing units, Rudnicki fled to nearby forests and became an underground fighter, a partisan. After a number of daring exploits, he discovered that his sister, Rachel, also fought as a partisan. The war ended with a Soviet victory over the German forces. Returning to Poland and meeting with anti-Semitism, he joined Bricha, the secret movement to Jewish Palestine.

The name of another writer, artist, or musician in an entry is in bold if the person is the subject of another main entry. The number of Holocaust memoirs, diaries, fiction, poetry, art, music, and videos is great. This resource is not meant to be exhaustive, but it is designed to provide teachers, librarians, students, and those interested in the Holocaust with direction for selecting firsthand accounts and re-sponses to the experience of the Holocaust. Page x This page intentionally left blank.

It did not take long for him to impose laws and decrees that circumscribed the lives of the 500,000 Jews of Germany. Jews were dismissed from all government jobs; Jewish medical professionals could not practice on ‘‘Aryans” (the word for Gentile Germans). Jews were exposed to ridicule, humiliation, and random beatings. Racist doctrine alienated the Gentile population from Jews. Boycotts, book burning, and cultural exclusion made Jews who thought they had been accepted into German society feel unwanted and fearful, their lives threatened.

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