Keeping the Memory Alive - Books for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015
The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 is 'Keep the Memory Alive'.
Our featured titles are three powerful books for young people which tell the true stories of some of those who lived through the Holocaust.
Hana's Suitcase - Karen Levine
In March 2000, a suitcase arrived at a childrens Holocaust education centre in Tokyo, Japan. Painted on the outside in white, were the words 'Hana Brady, May 16' and 'Waisenkind' - the German word for orphan. This is the true story of the quest to find out what happened to Hana.
The true story of the life of Hannelore Wolff and her family, deported to a concentration camp in 1942. Amongst the horrors of camp life, Hannelore found love with Polish POW Dick Hillman. Separated after only a few months, Dick vowed to find Hannelore and through Oskar Schindler's list was able to keep his promise. A story of courage and hope which survived even the terrors of Auschwitz.
Surviving Hitler: a harrowing true story - Andrea Warren
It is 1942. Fifteen-year-old Jack Mandelbaum has just arrived at a Nazi concentration camp. Torn from his family, he now faces disease, starvation and the insane brutality of the Holocaust. This text tells Jack's harrowing true story.