Children's Books on the Holocaust Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Children's Books on the Holocaust
A review of a range of children's literature about the Holocaust.
# 38583 | 2,400 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper explores different perspectives on the Holocaust in children's literature. Biographies, non-fiction and variations on traditional folktales are all considered, including perspectives from Europe, England and the United States, men and women, and Jews and gentiles. The paper highlights the diversity and accuracy of all these works.

The Holocaust in Children's Literature

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"In Germany Adolf Hitler, leader of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP or Nazi) was asked to form a government in 1933. Using a fire at the Reichstag as a convenient excuse (the fire may have been a deliberately provocative act on the part of the Nazis or simply a fortuitous accident) Hitler received approval for the enabling act that permitted him to govern alone. Within months the Nazi Party was the only legal political party and Germany was on the road to becoming the most belligerent, intrusive and demanding of all the totalitarian states.
"Anti-Semitism was a central idea of Hitler's Nazi totalitarianism. According to a historian of the Holocaust, Lucy Dawidowicz: "The Jew inhabited Hitler's mind. He believed that they were the source of all evil, misfortune, and tragedy, the single factor that, like some inexorable law of nature, explained the workings of the universe...the demonic hosts whom he had been given a divine mission to destroy." There can be no question of Hitler's anti-Semitism or of his willingness to consider extermination as a legitimate tool in the struggle to preserve the Aryan nation. In January 1939 he told the Reichstag that If the Jews are responsible for a new war...then the consequence will not be the bolshevization of the world and a resultant victory for the Jews, but, on the contrary, the destruction of the Jewish race in Europe.""

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