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Teaching the Holocaust - Elementary to Secondary

The Holocaust in Children's Literature

Here are some suggested works of children's literature related to the Holocaust. Most of the items here can be found on the third floor of the OISE Library. The list below is arranged by intended audience age, and in order of publication from the newest to the oldest. Related items are kept together. The series are excepted from this; they are presented in the order dictated by the series. 

Much of the children's literature currently in the collection about the Holocaust describes the experience of Jewish victims, with the experiences of other under represented populations. This is particularly true for Holocaust fiction, and is a broader issue that is reflected by the types of books currently published about the Holocaust. 

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Elementary School Level

These novels are intended for students age 5-11.The specific descriptions of each book mentiond its intended audience's age range. They are organized by date, from most recently published to the oldest.

Middle School Level

These novels are intended for students age 10-14.The specific descriptions of each book mentiond its intended audience's age range if possible. They are organized by date, from most recently published to the oldest.

High School Level

Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers

This series has a teacher's guide attached to it, called "Holocaust remembrance series for young readers: identity, community, rights, responsibility & the power to choose: elementary social justice: teacher resource," which comes in 6 volumes. This item is the first entry.

Ted Gottfried’s Holocaust Series

This series is intended for an students aged 10-14.

Holocaust Series

This series has a teacher's guide attached to it, called "Holocaust: Teacher's guide for books 1-6." This item is the first entry. This series is intended for an students aged 10-14.

Graphic Novels