Eve Soumerai recounts her childhood as a Jewish girl growing up in Nazi Berlin, as a teenaged refugee in the United Kingdom, and later as a young adult searching for answers in postwar Germany. This first-person memoir helps students understand the Holocaust and its effects by chronicling the life of an individual who lived through it. Eve's story engages readers as she retells chapters of her life, including memories of a birthday party, Crystal Night, life in England, and losing family and friends. The historical context of the Holocaust and the author's life unifies and clarifies events.
This is the first book in the new Voices of Twentieth Century Conflict series for middle and high school students. A series foreword, timeline, glossary, and questions for discussion and reflection pertaining to each chapter are included. Primary documents and original photographs help students to experience being in someone else's shoes, making this book the perfect teaching tool for helping students understand important aspects of the Holocaust.
About the Author
EVE NUSSBAUM SOUMERAI is an author, lecturer, teacher, and Holocaust survivor. She is the author of many publications including Human Rights: The Struggle for Freedom, Dignity and Equality (1998) and Daily Life During the Holocaust (Greenwood, 1998), both of which she coauthored with Carol Schulz.CAROL D. SCHULZ has been a teacher of history and English for 24 years. She currently serves as the Language Arts Coordinator for a regional school district in Connecticut.