BEARING WITNESS by Hazel Rochman

BEARING WITNESS

Stories of the Holocaust
Age Range: 12 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Much of the most evocative writing about the Holocaust has been gathered in this excellent collection by the editors of Who Do You Think You Are? (1993). The presence of several of the contributors seems mandatory: Elie Wiesel, with his speech for the opening of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and an excerpt from Night (1960); Art Spiegelman, with an excerpt from Maus (1986); Primo Levi, with recollections from Survival in Auschwitz (1959); Cynthia Ozick and ``The Shawl'' (1983). The editors also include pieces that speak directly to young readers--Ida Vos on childhood in occupied Holland, excerpts from Carl Friedman's Nightfather (1994), and oral pieces and poetry. These selections are hard--even elusive for young readers--but collected here have a power that may prove unforgettable. (bibliography) (Anthology. 12+)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-531-09488-X
Page count: 136pp
Publisher: Orchard
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 1995




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