Kinderlager by Milton J. Nieuwsma
An Oral History of Young Holocaust Survivors

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Draws on interviews with three women who recount their experiences as child survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp.
 

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Published April 1, 1998 by Holiday House. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Relaying the first-person stories of three women incarcerated in Auschwitz as children, Nieuwsma, a freelance journalist, has done an impressive job of capturing their voices and presenting coherent a

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The women--respectively ages six, seven and 10 upon liberation in 1945--describe how they survived the decimation of their Jewish community in the Polish town of Tomaszow Mazowiecki, endured the unimaginable conditions at Auschwitz and came to be placed in that concentration camp's Kinderlager, o...

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Nieuwsma, who has visited Auschwitz and spoken with the people of Tomasz, does not attempt to explain why the Holocaust happened, but states in his short epilogue that listening to the stories “is to confront the monster that lurks deep in the human soul.” Nieuwsma has taught writing and journa...

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